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Man convicted of raping Lincoln Co. teen, sentenced to decades in prison

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A convicted killer will now spend more than three decades in prison for raping an Iron Station teen nearly four years ago. A jury found James Fred Reeves Jr., 39, also of Iron Station, guilty on all four charges filed against him including statutory…

Police: Union Co. man at-large following drug bust, vehicular chase in Lincolnton

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Police are on the hunt for a Union County man accused of leading officers on a vehicular chase through Lincolnton Thursday night following an undercover drug bust. Jonathan Christopher Wise, 28, allegedly sold Methadone pills to an undercover city officer just after 7…

Beam to N-C

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Former North Lincoln head football coach and Lincoln County native Matt Beam will leave Lawndale Burns for Newton-Conover to be its new football coach. Former NL coach hired by Devils By CLARK LEONARD Special to the LTN SHELBY –– Leaving Burns High to take the reins of the Newton-Conover football…

Balance has Eagles unbeaten

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor There are no superstars on Lincoln Charter’s undefeated girls basketball team, and it has the stats to prove it. The Eagles (13-0) sit alone atop the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference with five league wins, and have remained unbeaten without having a superstar or two on…

Chiefs win Buck Dellinger Memorial Tournament

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln Middle School’s girls basketball team won the Buck Dellinger Memorial Tournament on Saturday for the first time in seven years. The Chiefs defeated Lincolnton Middle 35-13 in the opening round on Friday behind 18 points from Jessi Adams and nine points from Kinsley Gilmore. They…

L-R hires Army OC Shields as its new coach

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lenoir-Rhyne has hired Army offensive coordinator Ian Shields as its next head coach, the school announced Tuesday in a press release. Shields spent the past five seasons in charge of the Black Knights’ offense, and was their associate head coach this season. Under Shields, Army led the nation…

Calendar — 1/15/14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. Conference wrestling matches begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Today No games…

For the love of the team

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Cleaner who laundered LHS football’s jerseys for decades calling it quits JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For at least the last five decades, one local dry cleaning business and its owner have remained dedicated to caring for the Lincolnton High School football team’s jerseys. However, in November, owner Fred Jarrett, Sr.…

Man’s rape trial gets under way

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An Iron Station man accused of raping a teen in the county nearly four years ago is on trial this week. Defendant James Fred Reeves Jr., 39, has been charged with one felony count each of crimes against nature, first-degree burglary, indecent liberties with a child…

First Federal to celebrate grand opening of new branch in Vale

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Western Lincoln County residents will now have easy access to one of the county’s most well known banks. First Federal Savings Bank will hold their grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration on Thursday at 5 p.m., followed by a Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event from…