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Oakes ready to take seat on commission

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With the 2014 election season now over, newly elected county commissioners Martin Oakes and Bill Beam are eager to begin their responsibilities on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. “The first order of business is to find out what’s going on,” Oakes said. “The county manager…

OUR VIEW — Move forward for the good of the country

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The sweeping national Republican election victory on Tuesday may have been a backlash against the disastrous neoliberal policies of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, but that outrage won’t last for long now that the GOP has captured majorities in both houses of Congress. The responsibility is now the…

Now we can talk about important things

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The election is over. Now we can talk about all those tacky, glittery, gold poinsettia leaves that we don’t want to decorate with. A local garden center had loud Santa Claus music playing weeks ago, when all I wanted was a green plant for the porch.…

Mustangs roll

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East Lincoln dominates Maiden MARK PARKER Special to the LTN MAIDEN — East Lincoln ran its offense to near perfection in the first half Monday and rolled to a 48-13 victory over Maiden. The win by the visiting Mustangs clinched at least a share of the Southern District 7 2A…

Roseboro named to Semper Fi bowl

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Darian Roseboro will play in a bowl game to benefit children next month. He’ll also get to play for his country a month later. Roseboro has been named to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, and received his jersey during a ceremony on Friday during Lincolnton High’s game against…

Greyhounds too much for Knights

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — Statesville did its part to stay in the running for the North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference’s top 3A playoff seed. North Lincoln? It’s still playing for its postseason fate. Travis Ramseur threw for 192 yards and three touchdowns, and Tyrek Morrison added a pair…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Wolves advance to third round of boys soccer playoffs

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton’s boys soccer team is headed to the third round once again. Jeffrey Perez and Anthony Abonza scored two goals each, and the Wolves produced their second straight shutout of the postseason in a 5-0 second-round win at Trinity on Monday. Lincolnton (20-2-1) will play at Franklin at…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/5/14

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Today Basketball Hiwassee Dam at Lincoln Charter Boys soccer NCHSAA 2A third round: Lincolnton at Franklin, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 JV football E. Lincoln at W. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Lincolnton at Maiden, 7 p.m. W. Iredell at N. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 Basketball Christ the King at…

GOP sweeps local races

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Featured ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Republican candidates secured another term of GOP leadership with across-the-board local wins in the 2014 General Election on Tuesday. Republican county Board of Commissioners candidate Bill Beam dominated the Board of Commissioners race, with Martin Oakes (R) winning the second open county commissioner…

Tillis defeats Hagan

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RALEIGH (AP) — Republican Thom Tillis unseated Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday, winning a lengthy, expensive race in North Carolina after linking Hagan to President Barack Obama and highlighting his own record of accomplishments while leading the state legislature. The former IBM consultant and architect of the GOP takeover…