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NL band wins gold at Charlotte parade

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The North Lincoln High School marching band is no stranger to accolades. The latest comes in the form of a grand champion award from the Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade in Charlotte, formerly known as the Carousel Parade. Band director Neil Underwood’s Knights topped 13 other bands…

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT — ‘It was my time’

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Voice of the Wolves calls it a career RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The only reason Max Garner manned the mic for nearly four decades at Lincolnton High football games was because he felt indebted to the school. Garner has now fulfilled his debt. The voice of the Lincolnton graduate whom…

PREP BASKETBALL — LHS girls top East Lincoln

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln’s girls basketball team had plenty of fight, but Lincolnton withstood everything the Mustangs threw at it. Saylor Whitesides scored 18 points to lead three in double figures, and the Wolves pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 55-42 win over the Mustangs…

ALL-CONFERENCE — EL trio earn SD-7 football awards

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS After rolling through league competition this season en route to a state title, East Lincoln rolled through the conference football awards. The Mustangs claimed three of the four individual awards handed out by the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference, which were released after their 14-13 win over…

UPCOMING GAMES — 12/17/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Dec. 18 Swimming Lincoln Charter at Shelby Friday, Dec. 19 Basketball E. Lincoln at Bunker Hill Lincolnton at Bandys N. Iredell at N. Lincoln Newton-Conover at W. Lincoln Wrestling E. Lincoln at Bunker Hill, 7 p.m. Bandys, Hunter Huss at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. W. Lincoln…

County manager contract, raises approved

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners removed the “interim” tag from county manager Kelly Atkins and approved retroactive merit-based raises for county employees at a meeting on Monday. The commission unanimously approved Atkins’ contract as the new county manager. Atkins had previously been appointed to serve…

A firefighter remembered

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Police ask for public’s help to solve card theft

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a case of identity theft. On Nov. 13, a victim reported that his check/debit card was used in various places on several dates in Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln Counties. A surveillance photo…

Lincoln chapter of NC Autism Society offers support to families

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer First, there is a hint that something is different about your child. Then a referral from a family doctor plants you in the office of a behavioral specialist. Then comes the diagnosis of Autism – and a parent’s world changes forever. The questions and research begin…

Local Christian Ministry behind on funding goals

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is asking the community for additional assistance this holiday season to help families struggling to make ends meet. According to Susan Brymer, who serves as the executive director for the nonprofit, the organization is approximately $20,000 behind in funding than it…