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Obituaries — 11-11-13

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Damon G. Helms Mrs. Damon G. Helms, widow of Rev. Albert C. Helms, of Lincolnton left her earthly home on Saturday evening, November 9, 2013 and she is now in the Presence of her Heavenly Father. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at…

Jail gets x-ray scanner

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County inmates will soon undergo full-body scans inside the jail, in an effort to crack down on contraband. The local law enforcement agency recently purchased a full-body scanner — Rapiscan Secure 1,000 SP — for $10,000 using money from inmates’ canteen purchases, the Sheriff’s Office…

Saluting our veterans

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Heroes share their stories at Union Elementary breakfast JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “I was just one of the lucky ones,” World War II Navy veteran Murphy Whisnant Jr., said. “So many others had a terrible time.” The 89-year-old Charlotte resident was one of more than 100 military veterans who signed…

Denver gas station boasts homemade links

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 30 years, the Triangle Food Mart has been one of the best-kept secrets in Denver. Located on North N.C. 16, it is easy to drive by the store without a second glance. A row of gas pumps stands before the modest looking building,…

Flying into Lincoln County

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OUR VIEW — Thank a veteran

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  MICHAEL GEBELEIN MANAGING EDITOR We should treat every day like Veteran’s Day. The United States’ position as one of the most wealthy and powerful nations on the planet means that, inevitably, there will always be new enemies for us. There will always be those who seek to do us…

Fire hits home on Cat Square

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County firefighters responded Sunday morning to a house fire near the Lincoln-Catawba line. According to Cooksville Volunteer Fire Department’s Captain Justin Weinrich, his Vale agency was first on scene at the Cat Square Road residence around 8:30 a.m. Fire crews from Northbrook and…

League champs again

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Mustangs top West Lincoln, win SD-7 JV title By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– It wasn’t the coronation to a conference championship East Lincoln expected, but in the end the Mustangs capped another perfect season with another conference title. Chris Cox threw for 183 yards and four touchdowns, including…

Title, playoff seeds on line tonight

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Everything teams have worked for all season comes down to one night. East Lincoln can win the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference title while Lincolnton and West Lincoln are playing for playoff seeding. North Lincoln is simply playing for a chance to get into…

Wolves’ season ends at Lake Norman Charter

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor HUNTERSVILLE –– Lincolnton’s boys soccer team left Lake Norman Charter Wednesday knowing it’s time to prepare for what lies ahead –– next season. Lake Norman Charter converted a key penalty kick in the second half, and held off the Wolves down the stretch as it ended…