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Rebuilding mode

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NL adapts to losing 6 college-bound seniors By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln sent six cross country stars off to college, and now the Knights must find a way to replace them. The perennial cross country powerhouse had four sign Division I national letters of intent, one Division II…

Legislators talk issues at luncheon

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer State and national legislators gathered Tuesday at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Legislative Luncheon,” offering local business and community leaders the opportunity to discuss current issues affecting the region. Those in attendance included Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) and state Rep. Jason Saine (R,…

Communities take a stand at National Night Out

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department was out in full force again Tuesday night, but its members’ goal was to protest crime rather than fight it. Participating in the 31st annual National Night Out, members of the police department, City Council members, the mayor and district attorneys and…

McHenry holds town hall meeting

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A group of Lincoln County citizens shared their frustrations Tuesday afternoon during a town hall meeting with Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), held at the Lincolnton Campus of Lincoln Charter School. He began with a brief speech, stressing reforms he felt the federal government needed to…

Sports Calendar — 8-6-14

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High school football scrimmage schedule Monday, Aug. 11 W. Lincoln at Avery Co., 5 p.m. (JVs begin at 4 p.m.) E. Gaston at N. Lincoln, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 Lincolnton at Cherryville, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 Rutherford Co. Jamboree: W. Lincoln at Chase, 8:30 p.m. (JVs begin at…

Loftin-led Spinners win title

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The Mooresville Spinners sent their first-year head coach out on a high note. The first-year club won the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League title on Sunday, and gave outgoing coach Phillip Loftin a championship that was long overdue. Loftin is the club’s general manager, and pulled double…

Kenlin Academy Preschool

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Criminal Charges — 8-6-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Dwayne Bercell Sledge, 31, of 144 Ross Street in Lincolnton was charged August 1 with one misdemeanor count each indecent liberties with a child and second degree trespass. A secured $20,500 bond was set. Jontavius Javez Littlejohn, 16, of 412 Flint Street…

Our View — Let’s make a deal

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The news that the City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County may soon reach an agreement on water sales from the city to the county, detailed in a story in Monday’s edition, is welcome news. Negotiations have been ongoing for the better part of two years, with each side balking at…

Around Town — 8-6-14

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TODAY Spay/Neuter Clinic The Humane Society of Lincoln County will hold registration for the spay/neuter clinic from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost for dogs and cats are $30 plus $8 for rabies vaccine for this month only. Register in person at 2422 Country Club Road in Lincolnton. For more…