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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Down to the wire

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LHS boys, girls earn tight wins at WL PHIL PERRY Staff Writer VALE — The 10th-ranked Lincolnton High boys hoops squad hit the road for a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference matchup at West Lincoln on Friday night, and the Wolves escaped the cross-county clash with a hard-fought 50-48 victory.…

WRESTLING — West Lincoln cruises on Old Timers Night

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS On a night reserved for those who paved the way for current and future West Lincoln wrestlers, it was the ones who saw action Friday night that stole the show. West Lincoln had little trouble with county rivals Lincolnton and North Lincoln, beating the Wolves 59-0 and the…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — LCS boys rout Ironmen

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s boys basketball team had five score at least nine points, led by Kody Shubert’s 17 points, and the Eagles defeated host Cherryville 66-49 on Friday to maintain first place in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference race. Trey Johnsen scored 10 points, and Amir Davis, Kevin Walsh…

Oaklawn renovation set to get under way

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The Oaklawn School was once a thriving, vibrant educational institution for African Americans in Lincolnton. But, for more than a decade, the building has essentially sat empty, and damage from a roof leak and deterioration have dramatically dimmed what was once a shining light in the…

Marshals catch fugitive murder suspect in city

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Staff report A man wanted in a 2003 Norfolk, Virginia murder was apprehended by U.S. Marshals with the assistance of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Adam District deputies assisted Marshal’s Service agents in apprehending Shawn Terrell Greer, 38, at his residence at 116 Lakewood Avenue in Lincolnton in…

Former Lincolnton pastor charged with sexual battery against child in Fl.

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Staff report A former Lincolnton pastor was arrested early in January in Volusia County, Florida on a Duval County warrant for sexual battery of a person under 12 years old. Michael Wayne Hill, 52, previously served as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Lincolnton and Shelby but, when arrested, was serving…

Deadline set for Art Crawl’s artist registration

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Staff report The Lincolnton Art Crawl committee is extending an open call for local artists who would like to participate in the annual spring art crawl and studio tour. Downtown Lincolnton will host the event on March 13 and the first studio tour on March 14. Restaurants and businesses will…

Commissioners to consider $371k upgrade to Crouse landfill

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will consider a contract for a $371,000 expansion of the county landfill in Crouse at a meeting tonight. According to public documents, the landfill will reach its capacity in the next 3-4 years and a new lined cell is required to allow the…

Obituaries — 1-26-15

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Robert E. Goins, Jr. Robert E. Goins, Jr., age 65, of Lincolnton died Friday, January 23, 2015. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton with Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.…

Around Town — 1-26-15

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TODAY Lincoln Charter board meeting Lincoln Charter School will hold its monthly school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 133 Eagle Nest Road in Lincolnton. TUESDAY Coffee with a Cop The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host Coffee with a Cop at Dunkin Donuts at 647 North Highway 16 in…