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Around Town — 5/15/13

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THURSDAY Social Club The Lincoln County Social Club will meet 2-4 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The N.C. Cooperative Extension will sponsor the event, which will include card playing and other games. Call (704) 736-8461 for more information or to register. Widowed Group Widowed Group of the Greater…

Rebels advance to third round

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Rebels top Draughn, face East Rutherford on Friday Staff report The West Lincoln Rebels advanced to the third round of the playoffs with an 11-9 win over the Draughn Wildcats in Vale on Tuesday. The Wildcats broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run second inning. West Lincoln’s Chandler Jenkins hit…

NL golfers finish second at state meet

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Staff report The North Lincoln men’s golf team took runner-up at the 2A state championship meet for the third year in a row with a final score of 615 after two days of competition finished up on Tuesday at Southern Pines. The Knights finished four strokes behind Newton-Conover, which took…

Local softball teams exit playoffs

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Staff report Softball season has ended in Lincoln County. The three Lincoln County Schools teams left in the 2A state playoffs — Southern Piedmont Conference regular season and tournament champion North Lincoln, East Lincoln and West Lincoln — all fell in the second round of the North Carolina High School…

McCutchan signs with Butler University

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East Lincoln senior Emily McCutchan has signed a letter of intent to attend Butler University, a Division I school in the Big East Conference and located in Indianapolis, IN, on a swimming scholarship. McCutchan began swimming at nine years old. She swims for Cowans Ford Swim Team,Team Charlotte Swimming and…

On This Day in the Lincoln Times-News

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  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1973   Bicycle safety check — Lincolnton police officers gave safety checks to and registered numerous bicycles belonging to local children. Horse show Saturday at Long Shoals — The Long Shoals community was busy preparing for its charity horse show, with competition in Walking and Gaited,…

Obituaries 5-15-13

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    Sue M. Whitworth Sue M. Whitworth, age 74, of 124 Wesconnett Drive in Charlotte, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Her funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Gerald Beardon officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial…

United Way of Lincoln County presents awards

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The United Way of Lincoln County recently handed out awards during an event celebrating its 2012-2013 campaign. The award recipients were as follows: Campaign Chair Award – Dr. Matt Stover The Leadership Award – Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln The Corporate Champion – The Timken Company Greatest Total Contribution – Duke Energy…

Criminal Charges 5-15-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Dustin Thomas Rhodes, 28, of 1638 Roseland Dr. in Lincolnton was charged May 10 with one count of driving while impaired. No bond was set. Keith Alan Blakely, 34, of 1543 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged May 10…

Deputies nab three suspects in drug busts

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Narcotics officers uncovered a meth lab, a marijuana grow operation and an alcohol still in connection with two unrelated cases this month at county residences, the Sheriff’s Office said. On Monday, investigators said they seized 16 marijuana plants from a Diesel Drive residence in…