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Around Town — 7-22-16

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SATURDAY Concert Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries, located at 1062 South Hwy 16 – Lowesville(Stanley) will host a free concert featuring The Cockman Family Bluegrass from Sherrills Ford at 6 p.m. For more information call Carroll Cooke at (704) 618-9762. Breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton,…

Obituaries — 7-22-16

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Joy Goodson Keever Joy Goodson Keever, 79, a resident of Carillon Assisted Living in Lincolnton and formerly of 4964 E. Highway 150 in the Pumpkin Center community, died Sunday, July 17, 2016. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 2 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. in the…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Free speech isn’t always pretty

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor My favorite part of any newspaper has always been the opinion page. Opinion writing, when it’s done right, can be better than any hard news because it combines the best of reporting with analysis, it helps put the news into context. Opinion writing is also where…

Liberals change subject to H.B. 2

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist RALEIGH — Do you want to know why the Left has tried to make North Carolina politics into an “all H.B. 2, all the time” zone? Here are some reasons: Since mid-2013, when Gov. Pat McCrory’s first budgets and other policy priorities were enacted, North Carolina’s…

Our two great Robert Morgans

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D.G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist North Carolinians of my generation have been blessed with two important Robert Morgans. One is the mountain-born-and-raised and acclaimed writer who is featured this week on North Carolina Bookwatch for his latest novel, “Chasing the North Star.” The other, the former U.S. senator, died on Saturday.…

One Legislator’s parting words – or shots

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PATRICK GANNON Syndicated Columnist RALEIGH – Frustrated, defeated and over it. Those words sum up the feelings of Rep. Nathan Baskerville, a Henderson Democrat, as he finishes his second, two-year term in the state House. He isn’t running for re-election. Baskerville spoke matter-of-factually in a lengthy interview on Domecast, the…

Criminal Charges — 7-22-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Eddie Scott Gates, 32, of 726 Sandra Ln. in Lincolnton was charge on July 19 with one count of assault on a female by male over 18 years of age. A $1,500 secured bond was set. James White Bunch, 28, of…

One man’s passion

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor You can’t talk too much about baseball in Lincoln county without the name Bruce Bolick coming up in the conversation. Bolick has played and coached the game that he loves for nearly his entire life, and still has the enthusiasm of a 10 year old boy…

Smith enjoys helping develop kids after NFL

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Sports Briefs

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West Lincoln athletic passes on sale West Lincoln High School is now selling athletic passes for the 2016-2017 school year. The passes will be available at the fall sportsmanship meeting on August 11, or by contacting the school. The football season pass, which now includes reserved seating at the 50…

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