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Lincoln Charter, Thomas Jefferson play Talon Challenge games on Friday

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Staff report Lincoln Charter’s fourth annual Talon Challenge fundraiser, a partnership between Lincoln Charter and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy centered on middle school and high school basketball games between the schools, begins today with a 70-mile “game ball run” between the schools’ campuses and completed by students. The Talon Challenge…

Schedules — 1-30-13

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Basketball West Lincoln travels to Highland Tech today.…

Results — 1-30-13

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Boys basketball Lincolnton (9-8, 5-4) beat Bessemer City (13-5, 5-4) 61-56 on Tuesday. Alonzo Mobley scored a team-high 16 points for Lincolnton. D.J. Cunningham added 14 points. North Lincoln (9-10, 2-7) fell to Highland Tech (6-10, 5-3) 62-46 on Tuesday. Girls basketball North Lincoln (13-6, 7-2) beat Highland Tech (0-16,…

Around Town — 1-30-13

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FRIDAY Broom sale The Lincolnton Lions Club will be selling children’s mops and household and industrial brooms throughout the year at the following locations: Mosteller’s Barber Shop, People’s Bank in Lincolnton and Denver, all three locations of The Drug Store and City Lunch. For a complete list of locations, email…

Obituaries 1-30-13

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Jack Bennett ‘Benny’ Heafner Jr. Jack Bennett “Benny” Heafner Jr., age 62, of Cherryville died January 29, 2013 at home. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m., January 31, 2013 in Cone Memorial Chapel of Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date.  The family will…

Luck runs out for sweepstakes centers

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police and deputies have been teaming up to shut down Internet sweepstakes gaming centers accused of trying to illegally reopen more than a month after the North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state’s 2010 ban, outlawing the particular type of activity as gambling.…

Shooting demonstration in Lincolnton

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Lincoln County leaders present legislative wish list

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  Flexible school calendar a priority SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s delegation to the North Carolina General Assembly lent an ear to local leaders Monday morning, just two days before the start of the new legislative session. Both N.C. Rep. Jason Saine and N.C. Sen. David Curtis were on…

Suspect accused in sexual assault on 8-year-old girl

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A 44-year-old Lincolnton man is accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl last year at a county residence, police detectives said. Lincolnton officers charged Terry Lee Wilson, of 901 E. Pine Street, on Wednesday with one felony count of first-degree sex offense. However, additional…

Special meeting to focus on school security

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Plans to upgrade school security are getting rapid attention. Proposals to make local students and teachers safer and calm parents’ fears have prompted a special called meeting of the Board of Education’s Buildings and Site Committee this week. “We have a lot of information…