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Post 30 plans day of appreciation for WWII vets

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton resident Ralph Conner said he still has pieces of shrapnel in his head — a permanent souvenir and reminder of his World War II military service. American Legion Post 30 plans to recognize Conner, 89, and his fellow Lincoln County World War II veterans during…

Lady Rebels whip Rams in five innings

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Staff report The West Lincoln Lady Rebels captured an 11-1 win over the Highland Tech Rams in five innings in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play on Tuesday. Rylee Marsh pitched a complete game for West Lincoln with seven strikeouts, six hits and two walks. West Lincoln took a 3-0 lead…

Lessons from a firefighter

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Battleground Elementary 3rd graders got a treat Tuesday morning as local firefighters visited them for a lesson in the history of firefighting in Lincoln County.    …

Optimist basketball

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Work still on hold at Ingles site

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Despite recent activity on the property owned by Ingles, it appears that the Asheville-based grocery chain is not yet moving forward with construction of a store. The land, located on East Main Street in Boger City, has remained relatively untouched since the company decided last spring…

Results — 3/20/13

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Baseball West Lincoln defeated Highland Tech 1-0 on Tuesday. Lake Norman Charter defeated North Lincoln 7-1 on Tuesday. Softball North Lincoln defeated Lake Norman Charter 12-2 on Tuesday. Courtney Trickle led North Lincoln’s 16-hit offense with four hits with two singles, a double and a home run with five RBIs.…

Schedules — 3/20/13

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Baseball West Lincoln travels to Burns at 7 p.m. today. Soccer West Lincoln hosts East Lincoln at 5 p.m. today. North Lincoln hosts Highland Tech at 6 p.m. today. Lincolnton travels to Highland Tech at 6 p.m. Thursday. Track East Lincoln hosts a Southern Piedmont Conference meet at 3:30 p.m.…

Deputies: Crouse man sexually assaulted five-year-old girl

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 31-year-old Crouse man sits under a $200,000 secured bond after Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies said they charged him Monday with sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl. Neely Marvin Bigham, of 240 Mel Lane, knew the child and assaulted her on more than one occasion from December through February, according to…

New Cherryville police chief starts job today

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Cherryville Police Department gains a new police chief today, five months after federal agents stormed the agency to arrest officers and other local men involved in a criminal scheme to safeguard stolen property traveling through the area on tractor trailers. According to various…

Local artists strut their stuff downtown

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Artists from Lincoln County and around the region converged on downtown on Friday to show off a wide range of work in the fourth annual Art Crawl. The artists’ work was displayed in 35 local businesses in the event sponsored by First Federal Savings Banks. The Art Crawl is a…