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Lappin wins 2 titles, breaks state records

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Lincoln Charter girls finish second as team LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS When Christina Lappin returns to the state swimming championships next year as a junior, defending her two state titles won’t be her only goals. She’ll also have a pair of state records to break. Lappin, a sophomore at Lincoln Charter, swam…

East Lincoln boys hold off Lincolnton

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Chazz Surratt scored 31 points for the second straight game –– and night –– and East Lincoln used a huge second quarter to stave off upset-minded Lincolnton 71-63 in a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference boys basketball game on Wednesday night in Denver. The Wolves (7-12, 4-7)…

Calendar — 2/7/14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. This schedule may not reflect postponements, cancellations or time changes not reported to…

Troopers: Lawndale mother of two killed in N.C. 182 crash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lawndale woman died Friday morning after the vehicle carrying her and two children overturned on N.C. 182, troopers said. The incident took place around 11 a.m. Ashley Mull, 26, had been driving down the area roadway when she ran off the right side, and…

Around Town — 2-7-14

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TODAY Pageant registration The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association is looking for girls ages 0-19 to register to participate in the Miss Valentine Queen Pageant 11 a.m. Fegb. 15 at the Cherryville Community Building, 106 South Jacob Street. Girls from Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln and surrounding counties may enter. Proceeds benefit the…

Obituaries — 2-7-14

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Pauline Virginia Dysart Pauline Virginia Dysart, age 95, of the Brian Center in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. A graveside service was held 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Hollybrook Cemetery with Rev. Robert Redding officiating. The family will received friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45…

Police: Woman stole from coworker

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Hickory police arrested a Lincolnton woman this week for stealing credit and debit cards from her hospital co-worker’s purse last month, officers said. Police charged Patricia Jones Sigmon, 39, on Tuesday, according to Chrystal Dieter, administrative assistant with the Hickory Police Department. The victim, 23, who…

Service News

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Marine Corps Pfc. Tommy F. Harkey has completed MCT school. Since graduating boot camp, Harkey attended advanced combat training in Camp Lejeune at the Camp Geiger S.O.I. MCT school. The 29-day Marine Combat Training expands on the basic skills learned in recruit training by learning and practicing the fundamentals of…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Trace Paul Childers, 33, of 797 Monterey Dr. in Iron Station was charged Feb. 3 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,500 secured bond was set. Aaron Burl Barkley, 34, of 2457 Shady Pine Ln. in Lincolnton was charged…

Lincoln deputies catch Wal-Mart robbery suspect

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Newton man accused of his involvement in a common-law robbery last month at a Gaston County Wal-Mart was apprehended Tuesday during a traffic stop in Lincoln County. Cherryville police said Dana Nile Johnson, 45, knocked an elderly man to the ground while in line at…