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WWII veteran looks back on service with pride

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Marilyn Wallace is a spry 90-year-old who remembers her service in the Army Air Forces during World War II with pride. The New York native followed in her mother’s and brother’s footsteps, enlisting in the military during the height of the war. “My mother came home…

Schedule of Values on county agenda

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will meet tonight to vote on the proposed Schedule of Values. Discussion regarding the 2015 proposal has been contentious, with the decision having been delayed twice thus far. At the conclusion of commissioners’ Oct. 6 meeting, commissioners Carroll Mitchem, Cecelia Martin…

Soup, pottery sale to benefit Lincoln County hospice

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Rising Sun Pottery will host its 17th Empty Bowls Project to benefit Hospice of Lincoln County on Tuesday. The project originally started in the 1970s in Colorado to benefit a soup kitchen. When Gary Lee of Rising Sun Pottery brought the project to Lincoln County, he…

League leaders

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Mustangs drop Red Devils, take sole possession of first in SD-7 RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — After a mistake-riddled first half for both East Lincoln and Newton-Conover, the Mustangs were the ones who got it together. Chazz Surratt accounted for 498 total yards and five touchdowns, and East Lincoln…

Wolves, Rebels pick up league wins

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Mooresville runs away from North Lincoln LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton set the tone on its homecoming night with the first play of the game as it pounded Bunker Hill 57-2 in a Southern District 7 2A matchup on Friday. The win pulled the Wolves (6-2, 3-1) into a tie for second…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Eagles advance in volleyball playoffs

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s volleyball team advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA state 1A playoffs with a 3-0 win over visiting Albemarle on Saturday. The 10th-seeded Eagles (17-3) will play a second round game at Starmount on Tuesday. The seventh-seeded Rams (17-6) defeated East Wilkes 3-0 to advance.…

Sports Calendar — 10/20/14

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Upcoming games This list of events may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer W. Lincoln at E. Lincoln, 6:30 p.m. Cherryville at Lincoln Charter, 4 p.m. Bunker Hill at Lincolnton, 6:30 p.m. N. Lincoln at…

Business Spotlight: Red Fish Grill

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Georgia native and seafood enthusiast Mike Macomson, it was chance that led him to the culinary arts. The owner of Red Fish Grill, Macomson was first introduced to the restaurant business during his undergraduate years at the University of Georgia. “My neighbor owned a restaurant…

Group hopes to start conversation about domestic violence among men

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Darryl Wilburn may not be native to Lincoln County, but it’s here that he wants a crucial conversation to start. The native Charlottean and one of the co-founders of the organization Men against Domestic Violence, Wilburn was inspired by a story of domestic violence. “The idea…

Our View: Work release makes a difference

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Mass incarceration in America is well documented. According to Department of Justice statistics, 1,574,700 people were in either state or federal prisons in this country at the end of 2013. For people age 18 and older, 623 people per 100,000 were imprisoned. Those numbers are good enough to give the…