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United Way of Lincoln County holds annual meeting

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   United Way of Lincoln County hosted its annual meeting Thursday evening, recognizing local community leaders, businesses and corporations that have supported the nonprofit over the last year through service, volunteer work and financial contributions. While the organization failed to meet its campaign goal of…

NCHSAA implements mercy rule

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor High school football coaches have long had the option to mutually agree to a continuously running clock if a game gets too out of hand, and thanks to the NCHSAA they now have the option to quit. All four Lincoln County head coaches are in…

Mustangs roll

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EL drops WL, can still share SD-7 By DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent DENVER –– Never has the stat left on base said more about a baseball game than Thursday night at East Lincoln. While the Mustangs stranded 10 base runners in an 8-3 victory over West Lincoln at “The Corral,”…

Maiden trounces Wolves

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Austin Rudisill went 3-for-4, Caden O’Brien pitched a three-hit shutout and visiting Maiden rolled Lincolnton 9-0 on Thursday. The Wolves (3-14, 3-10 Southern District 7 Athletic 2A), who host West Caldwell in the regular season finale today, committed five errors, which led to six unearned…

WL softball downs EL, clinches share of SD-7 title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln is one win away from an outright Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference softball title. On Thursday, it clinched at least a share of it. Raeven McCrodden had two hits and drove in two runs and Cassidy Wise tossed a five-hit shutout as the Rebels downed…

Calendar — 5/2/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball E. Lincoln at Maiden Comm. Davidson at Lincoln Charter W. Caldwell at Lincolnton Statesville at N. Lincoln W. Lincoln at Bandys Softball E. Lincoln at Maiden Comm. Davidson at Lincoln Charter…

Deputies: Catawba County man had 2 lbs. of pot

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Narcotics Investigators said they stopped a vehicle carrying nearly two pounds of hydroponic marijuana on Tuesday on U.S. 321 South. While conducting drug interdiction work along the busy roadway, officers spotted the driver of a black Nissan Murano not wearing a seatbelt and initiated…

Lincolnton ready for Relay for Life

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Local insurance agent Billye Roland will be participating in Relay for Life of Lincolnton this year in way she never has before — in a purple shirt and wig, evidence of her current cancer battle. While both her parents suffered from lung…

Council mulls water deal with county

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A solution to the Lincolnton and Lincoln County water dilemma may be on the horizon. During their meeting Thursday night, Lincolnton City Council members discussed the most recent turn of events surrounding negotiations between the selling of city water to the county. According to…

Vale man charged with pill possession

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man accused of illegally possessing several hundred dollars’ worth of prescription pills made a first court appearance in the case on Thursday, according to deputies. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Tim Johnson, head of the Major Crimes Unit, initiated a…

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