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Elections boards reject challenge to judge’s candidacy

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A two-county Boards of Elections panel voted Friday morning not to accept a challenge to District Court Judge Anna (Dina) Foster’s residency and right to seek re-election. Lincoln County Board of Elections Director Bill C. Beam, who was an observer at the hearing, confirmed the ruling to…

Around Town 3-19-12

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Board of Health The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln County Health Department Board Room, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-3001. Memory Loss Program Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd. in Terrell, will host “The Basics:…

9 more days for nonprofit groups to seek Community Foundation grants

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Reporter Local nonprofit organizations less then a month left to apply for the Lincoln County Community Foundation’s available yearly grants. Nonprofit groups will be chosen through an online application process. Registration must be completed on the Foundation for the Carolinas website by March 27 and applications submitted…

Empty vehicle rolls, strikes house

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A vehicle rolled down the street and into a home Saturday afternoon in an area east of N.C. 150. Boger City firefighters said around noon, an unoccupied vehicle from a residence on James Street, located off N.C. 27, rolled across the street and into a neighbor’s…

Criminal Charges 3-19-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jessica Shamere Key, 29, of 571 Hudson Poultry Rd. in Iron Station was charged March 14 with one count of insurance fraud. A $3,000 unsecured bond was set. Jonathan Lamar Jordan, 31, of 1024 11th St NE in Hickory was charged…

Sheriff attends leadership institute

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter was among 35 state sheriffs to graduate this month from the Sheriff’s Leadership Institute. A ceremony took place on March 9 at the William and Ida Friday Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. North Carolina is the…

Rebels down Knights 8-5

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North Lincoln’s Joey Royko takes a cut at a pitch. W. Lincoln takes advantage of errors, clutch plays in win MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Writer PUMPKIN CENTER — Dalton Towery reached first base for West Lincoln’s varsity baseball team on a dropped third strike in the top of the first inning…

Big fourth inning costs Wolves against Ironmen in SPC play

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN CHERRYVILLE — Most hotels don’t have a 13th floor because it is considered unlucky. The past two games, the fourth inning has been the Lincolnton baseball team’s nightmare, and while getting rid of that inning might provide a quick fix for the Wolves, coach Cole…

Schedules 3-19-12

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Baseball Lincolnton hosts East Lincoln at 7 p.m. Tuesday. North Lincoln travels to Lake Norman Charter at 7 p.m. Tuesday. West Lincoln hosts Highland Tech at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Softball North Lincoln hosts Bunker Hill at 7 p.m. today. West Lincoln travels to Patton at 4:30 p.m. today. North Lincoln…

Results 3-19-12

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Track Southern Piedmont Conference meet- Bessemer City 03/15/12 VARSITY GIRLS SHOT PUT — 1. K Homesley (BC) 32-06.00; 2. L Miller (NL) 31-00.00; 3. R Key (CV) 29-04.00; 4. T Sanders (BC) 25-11.00; 5. M Leatherman (WL) 25-08.00; VARSITY BOYS SHOT PUT — 1. C Stehling (NL) 43-04.00; 2. D…