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City, county readying for Independence Day

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Staff report Preparations are already underway for Lincolnton’s 2014 July 4 Celebration. This year’s festivities will include the annual Window Decorating Contest and the City of Lincolnton’s July Fourth parade and fireworks. Children’s activities will also be offered earlier in the evening. Free children’s activities will be provided on North…

Family shares ways Drum-Wilkinson clan made mark on Lincoln County

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Drumsville can no longer be found on a map, but the once-thriving community is still shaping the lives of Lincoln and Catawba County citizens in very big ways. Businesses such as E.F. Drum Funeral Home, Drums Florist and Burke Christian Tours can all be traced back…

Police Department asking for the public’s help

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Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying three persons suspected of shoplifting from the CVS Pharmacy at 1403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. The first incident occurred on April 14 and involves a white male with a tattoo on his neck and a white female. They…

Rollin’ Rebels

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WL sweeps Newton-Conover By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON –– West Lincoln may have opened its Western Piedmont Instructional League season on a down note, but it’s making sure it ends on a high one. Charles Mack George was perfect at the plate, reaching base six times with three hits…

Cardinals ease by Post 170

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor TAYLORSVILLE –– The Lincoln County Cardinals got just what they needed at the right time. Brady Drennen had three hits and three RBIs, Alex Pickeral drove in three runs and Paul Cochrane breezed his way through five-plus innings as the Cardinals eased their way past…

Lincoln County lands 9 on all-district teams

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln County is well represented in this year’s N.C. Softball Coaches Association all-district awards. West Lincoln landed five on the 2A list, and North Lincoln had four on the 3A list for District 6. The Rebels, who went 22-4 and swept the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference…

Calendar — 6/25/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Huntersville at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Huntersville at N. Lincoln Black, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Shelby, 7 p.m. Summer league…

A budget is born

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer While many residents are gearing up for the Fourth of July and other fun summer festivities next month, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners and county staff members are awaiting the start of the new fiscal year. Less than a week away, the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year will…

Shooting leaves one injured

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Anthony Gene Robinson, 29, of Lincolnton, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury following a shooting incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department were dispatched and en route to a disturbance call received from 1025…

State unemployment rate rises slightly

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Staff report The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, increasing 0.2 percent from April’s revised rate of 6.2 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce report. The national rate, however, remained unchanged at 6.3 percent. Nationally, the number of persons unemployed was 9,799,000, while the…