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My Week 2 picks

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Nine seconds stood between a perfect week of picks and North Lincoln making me sweat a little longer, but in the end last week was a good week for predictions. No, making me sweat doesn’t mean I was pulling against the Knights. But it does…

Lincolnton’s JVs knock off South Point

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton’s junior varsity football team rallied from behind on the road to knock off South Point, 21-18, in its season opener on Thursday. Dametrius Stewart returned an interception for a touchdown, Alex Rhyne had a TD and Jordan Derr scored on a pass from Quinton Whitesides. Lincolnton’s defense…

Deputies: SWAT targeted area homes, filed drug charges against three men including a local bondsman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three Lincoln County men, including a bail bondsmen, woke to SWAT officers at their homes Thursday morning after deputies said they received word from community tips that the suspects had been harboring and selling marijuana and methamphetamine. According to Lt. Jason Reid, head of the…

Family, neighbors displaced after smoke, flames destroyed two apartments

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Smoke and flames consumed a Lincolnton apartment with a broken smoke  detector Tuesday evening, fire officials said. The incident occurred around 6:45 p.m. at 304 N. High Street, according to a Lincolnton Fire Department press release. An off-duty police officer spotted the smoke…

Surratt receives offer from UNC

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Chazz Surratt has just one career start as East Lincoln’s full-time varsity quarterback. He also has an equal number of Division I scholarship offers. Surratt, who ran for four touchdowns and threw for another in the Mustangs’ season-opening win last week, received a formal scholarship…

Rebels blank Wolves

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West Lincoln earns first win of season By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor After losing its first three games all Tammy Leatherman asked of her West Lincoln volleyball team was for it to be more assertive. The Rebels responded in a big way. West Lincoln dug deep to rally from a…

NC NAACP president to speak at rally

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   In a surprise announcement, local leaders have revealed that Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, will be the guest speaker for this evening’s “Taking the Dream Home to Lincolnton” event. Deanna McGinnis, chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party,…

Teachers welcome students back to school

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Denver firefighter indicted for sex crime

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A grand jury indicted a former Lincoln County firefighter Friday on sex-related charges involving a child, the Clerk of Court’s Office said. Landon Kirk McMahon, 21, of Catawba Burris Road in Denver, is accused of inappropriately touched a 12-year-old family friend in early 2012.…

Lincoln Charter remains unbeaten in volleyball

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Christina Famulari had five kills and five blocks and Erica Mullis added two blocks and four digs as Lincoln Charter’s volleyball team remained unbeaten following a 3-0 win at Highland Tech in the teams’ Southern Piedmont 1A Conference opener on Tuesday. Set scores were 25-12, 25-22 and 25-19.…