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Severe storm system leaves Lincoln mostly unscathed

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  County reports few incidents after preparing for worst JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While Lincoln County emergency crews received multiple reports of fallen tree branches and one downed tree Thursday evening after heavy winds and rain tore through the region, county officials said the area narrowly escaped an encounter with…

Schools seek to control access

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Magnetically coded entry cards and vestibule-type holding areas for visitors appear to be in the works at most Lincoln County elementary and middle schools. Board members discussed the new security measures and other options during a special called committee session Thursday evening. The schools…

Essay contest winners

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Cool John Ferguson set to bring his Southern roots guitar back to Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Carolina native Cool John Ferguson, a seasoned “Southern roots” musician whom legendary blues artist Taj Mahal once considered to be among the top five guitar players in the world, will make his second appearance Saturday evening at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “He is just awesome…

Around Town — 2/1/13

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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…

Lincoln Charter boys take PCAC title

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Staff report The Lincoln Charter boys varsity basketball team took its first Piedmont Charter Athletic Conference championship in school history with a 70-41 win over Queens Grant on Wednesday. Andrew Howard scored 23 points with 10 rebounds for Lincoln Charter in the win. Miles Boone added 19 points with five…

PG Easter, North Lincoln girls aim for strong finish

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor A basketball team that graduates seven seniors is usually due for a tough rebuilding year. But the North Lincoln Lady Knights girls varsity team, which did just that, is sitting in second place in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference standings with five regular season games to…

Huss, Stroup take racquetball tournament title

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Shane Huss and Joe Stroup took Lincoln County Parks & Rec’s first racquetball tournament championship of the year with four straight wins on Jan. 28. The tournament was composed of 12 players on six teams in double-elimination play. Stan Goodson and Ned Wolf finished at runner-up. Pictured are (front, from…

Schedules — 2/1/13

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Basketball Lincolnton travels to North Lincoln today. East Lincoln hosts Lake Norman Charter today. West Lincoln hosts Cherryville today. Wrestling Lincolnton travels to North Lincoln today at 6 p.m. West Lincoln hosts Cherryville today at 7 p.m.…

Results — 2/1/13

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Senior bowling January 31 Results High Game Scratch:  Roger Kerley 258, Terry Sanford 198; Year to date: Ralph Dutcher 279, Nelia Winters 231 High Series Scratch: Carl Pope 631, Terry Sanford 533; Year to date: Ken Fair 713, Nelia Winters 586 High Game HC: Drew Bunton 260, Doris Bowlin 254;…