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Artist opens Main Street studio

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Laurie Bostian is no stranger to downtown Lincolnton. The former executive director for the Arts Council once had a studio on Main Street where she would spend hours painting in the window. From the time it opened its doors in 2007 to when she moved to…

United Way, Lincoln County partnering on assistance hotline

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The United Way 2-1-1 program may not be in place in Lincoln County just yet, but if it were up to Executive Director of the United Way Kathy Vinzant and Assistant County Manager Martha Lide, the program would already be running at full steam. A resource…

Fire destroys Denver home, owners unhurt

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Denver Fire Department, with assistance from Pumpkin Center Fire Department, Alexis Fire Department, East Lincoln Fire Department and Sherrill’s Ford–Terrell Fire-Rescue, spent the better portion of Wednesday morning responding to a fire at 5100 Mary Elizabeth Lane in Denver. After receiving the call at 9:02…

Bill requires emergency call centers have back-up plan for outages

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Staff report Every 911 center in North Carolina will now be required to have a backup call response plan in place. Senate Bill 797, signed Wednesday by Governor Pat McCrory, requires all public agencies operating 911 communication centers, referred to as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), to have an alternate…

Post 100 ousted

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Gaston sweeps Cherryville, which misses semis for first time since ’04 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor BELMONT –– No one had been able to stop Cherryville Post 100 from reaching the Area IV semifinals in the past nine seasons. This year, it met its match. Cody Dellinger homered and right-hander…

Carolina Heat win division title

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Lincolnton’s Carolina Heat won the seventh-grade boys division of the USBA Battle for the Beach June 29 in Charlotte. The win was the team’s seventh this season, and it will represent Lincolnton in the USBA national tournament July 15-19 at North Myrtle Beach, S.C.…

Lincoln C.C. Jr. club champions

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Lincoln Country Club held its junior club championships on Tuesday and Wednesday. Chase Cheatham won the 12-under division, Alston Taylor won the 16-17 division and Jake Haynes won the 14-15 division. Taylor, the overall tournament champion and North Lincoln standout, won the title for the third time in the last…

Calendar — 7/11/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today No games scheduled Saturday, July 12 No games scheduled Sunday, July 13 No games scheduled Monday, July 14 No games scheduled Tuesday, July 15 No games scheduled Wednesday, July 16 No games…

EDITOR’S NOTE — Fly fishing ruined my life

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There’s a good chance that, while you’re reading this, I’d rather be fly fishing than doing whatever it is I’m doing. I’ve always been a fan of light tackle, but it wasn’t until a year ago that I first waded into a river with a borrowed fly rod in my…

Summertime and many ‘mater sandwiches

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Colunist Don’t you just love summertime? Cooking and keeping house just gets easier not to do when July arrives and we tell ourselves that it’s too hot to do much of anything. Lunch gets easy when those big red juicy tomatoes hit gardens and the market. The…