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Surratt receives offer from UNC

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Chazz Surratt has just one career start as East Lincoln’s full-time varsity quarterback. He also has an equal number of Division I scholarship offers. Surratt, who ran for four touchdowns and threw for another in the Mustangs’ season-opening win last week, received a formal scholarship…

Rebels blank Wolves

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West Lincoln earns first win of season By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor After losing its first three games all Tammy Leatherman asked of her West Lincoln volleyball team was for it to be more assertive. The Rebels responded in a big way. West Lincoln dug deep to rally from a…

NC NAACP president to speak at rally

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   In a surprise announcement, local leaders have revealed that Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, will be the guest speaker for this evening’s “Taking the Dream Home to Lincolnton” event. Deanna McGinnis, chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party,…

Teachers welcome students back to school

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Denver firefighter indicted for sex crime

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A grand jury indicted a former Lincoln County firefighter Friday on sex-related charges involving a child, the Clerk of Court’s Office said. Landon Kirk McMahon, 21, of Catawba Burris Road in Denver, is accused of inappropriately touched a 12-year-old family friend in early 2012.…

Lincoln Charter remains unbeaten in volleyball

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Christina Famulari had five kills and five blocks and Erica Mullis added two blocks and four digs as Lincoln Charter’s volleyball team remained unbeaten following a 3-0 win at Highland Tech in the teams’ Southern Piedmont 1A Conference opener on Tuesday. Set scores were 25-12, 25-22 and 25-19.…

Obituaries — 8-28-13

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Grace Ewing Grace Lee Hicks Ewing, age 97, of Lincolnton died on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Mrs. Ewing was born September 20, 1915, in Catawba County to the late James Ephriam and Cora Clippard Hicks; she was a member of Boger City Baptist Church and was a loving and caring…

Officials prepare for new voting law

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Following Gov. Pat McCrory giving his stamp of approval earlier this month to a bill that brings sweeping changes to North Carolina’s voting process, local Board of Elections officials have been learning the ropes of the new law. The Republican-backed bill, which received McCrory’s…

Denver firefighter indicted for sex crime

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A grand jury indicted a former Lincoln County firefighter Friday on sex-related charges involving a child, the Clerk of Court’s Office said. Landon Kirk McMahon, 21, of Catawba Burris Road in Denver, is accused of inappropriately touched a 12-year-old family friend in early 2012. Denver…

Man dies in motorcycle wreck

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Catawba County man lost his life Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a flat-bed commercial truck in northeastern Lincoln County, the same area where a West Lincoln High School student died in a wreck nearly a year ago, troopers said. The incident…