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Wilson’s night

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  Senior hurls 1-hitter, homers in win     RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor   PUMPKIN CENTER — In a softball matchup between county rivals East Lincoln and North Lincoln, Peyton Wilson stole the show. The senior hurler tossed a one-hitter, and added a two-run home run for good measure as the…

SWAT team deployed after man threatened officers on Facebook

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        A Maiden man was arrested in a raid by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team on Wednesday after threatening to kill law enforcement and probation officers. “The incident started on March 12, when probation/parole officers conducted a probation search at the home of Timothy Lee…

For Those About to Rock: Denver instructor promotes group learning

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      John Hatcher fosters fun, challenging environment   PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Music instructors are no different than any other educator in the sense that they all have different styles, approaches and methods that ultimately reach the common goal of providing each student with a positive learning…

County considers new animal rules

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      ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The discussion of a potential animal services ordinance will make its way to a public hearing on April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the James Warren Citizens Center. The ordinance, presented by animal services director Ron Rombs at Monday’s Board of Commissioners…

Search for missing Lincolnton woman continues

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  Staff report   The Lincolnton Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating a missing Lincolnton woman. Patricia Lynn Loveless, 62, has been missing since March 13. Loveless is a white female and is 5-foot-2 and weighs 98 lbs. with brown eyes and gray hair. She was last seen…

Commissioners to discuss office move, hold budget session

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    Staff report   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has announced two special called meetings to take place next week. On Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., the board will meet to further discuss the potential relocation of the county’s court system and county offices. A potential $15 million…

Business Spotlight: RedBone Willy’s

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   It was a destructive natural disaster that set Glenda Miller on the path to owning multiple successful businesses. May 5, 1989 was anything but a pleasant Cinco de Mayo for residents of Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas. Sixteen tornadoes made their way through…

Piedmont Companies could be first to receive grant

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   An initiative adopted by Lincolnton’s City Council in January 2013 as an incentive for development and renovation within the city may soon see the light of day. Piedmont Companies has applied for the grant and, according to city officials, appears to meet the requirements…

Singing Convention hearkens back to a bygone era in music

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Kathy Caudle is invested in the success of the Lincoln County Singing Convention. Literally. The retired Lincoln County nutrition director buys the books of shape note music used to accompany the participants in their two-hour monthly sessions. It’s an expense that runs her a…

NL golf finishes third in league match

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS   North Lincoln’s boys golf team finished third in a North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference nine-hole match at Twin Oaks Golf Course on Wednesday. The Knights shot a 166 to finish nine strokes behind match-winner Alexander Central on Wednesday. Jake Haynes (39), Alston Taylor (40), Aaron Digh (42)…

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