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Starr to retire from Cooperative Extension

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, is set to retire at the end of this year after more than two decades at the post. He came on board as director in April of 1991, having previously worked for about seven-and-a-half…

Women train hard for Charlotte’s lengthy AVON breast cancer walk

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For the last several months, three Lincolnton women — team name “The Rack Pack: Racking Up the Miles for a Cure” — have been training and raising funds for this month’s AVON Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte, one of eight host cities…

Teams resume after wins

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When North Lincoln sealed its fate last week by forcing a turnover in overtime at North Iredell, the Knights’ 26-20 win gave all four Lincoln County varsity football teams a victory on the same night for the first time in over three years. East Lincoln,…

Double trouble

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LHS has first regionals qualifier in 8 years By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Kiera Hughey and Saylor Whitesides had never played together in a match that counted. Having nothing to lose, they made every second on the court count. The freshmen doubles duo became the first from Lincolnton High to…

Citizens take advantage of early voting

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Hunger Walk proceeds to benefit locals

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     All funds raised through this weekend’s annual Hunger Walk in Lincolnton will benefit local residents, Event Chairman Charles Stevens said. Prior to changing the event from a Crop Hunger Walk to just Hunger Walk, only a quarter of raised funds stayed in…

Man charged with high-speed chase

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Charlotte man is accused of trying to use a fake check at a Denver store Tuesday before leading deputies on a high-speed vehicular chase into oncoming traffic. According to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press release, Valentine Herbert Smith and another…

Trading stories with old school friends

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    There’s something wonderful about visiting with old school friends. They have remained loyal and fun to be with through the years. I mingled with some during last week’s reunion of North Brook classes of 49’ and 50’. Not many showed up, but then not many remain. Those who…

NL boys win XC title again

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Different year, same results for North Lincoln’s boys cross country team. The Knights placed five in the top nine and won the North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference championship with 26 points at McAnderson Park in Statesville on Tuesday. Ryan Shannon finished second for North Lincoln, which won its fourth…

This week’s picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Last week was a good week. No, I’m not talking about how I correctly picked all four winners last week. I’m talking about how all four teams did something that had only been done two before. East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln each won…