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Waiting on a New Year’s shape-up

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Barefoot skiing competition coming to Lake Norman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For the 35th year in a row, professional water skiers will celebrate the New Year by competing with their bare feet on Lake Norman. The annual “Barefoot New Year’s Day Challenge” will take place today at Lake Norman Marina in Sherrills Ford. John Gillette, spokesperson for…

Deputies: Man cracked mother’s safe

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Staff report A Bessemer City man has been charged with burglarizing his mother’s home on Dec. 15. Steven Brian Somerset, 24, 222 Young Road, Bessemer City, was arrested on Dec. 24 and charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen…

Annual county photography contest set to begin

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Ron Santini displays his image of a South Mountain waterfall that won Best in Show in the most recent Arts Council of Lincoln County Amateur Photography Competition. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer As the Arts Council of Lincoln County prepares to receive entries this weekend for its annual amateur photography contest,…

Home damaged by kitchen fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The American Red Cross is assisting a family whose home suffered significant fire damage following an unexpected kitchen blaze on Saturday, fire officials said. The incident occurred around lunchtime at a home on Little Street, Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said. A resident, who was renting…

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu studio to re-open in Denver

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The BJJ Inc.-Fight to Win Brazilian Jiu Jitsu of Denver is opening its doors in 2014 under new management. On Jan. 18 the martial arts academy will host a grand re-opening event for its students and the county’s community members. New owner and Head Instructor Jon…

Top sports stories of 2013

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As another year ends and another one begins, here are five sports stories that captivated Lincoln County in 2013: 1 Post 455 makes history: The year 2013 will be one the Lincoln County Cardinals will never forget. For the first time in their history they advanced to the N.C. American…

Winter Jam champs

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East Lincoln sophomore Chazz Surratt goes up for a layup against Mooresville Monday in the championship game of the East Lincoln Winter Jam. Mustangs win own tournament By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– In the first 23 years of the annual East Lincoln Winter Jam its boys basketball team…

Harris earns AP all-state nod

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton junior defensive back Quinlyn Harris, who led the county in interceptions last season with eight, was selected to the Associated Press’ all-state team in results released on Monday. Harris garnered five voted from the 13-member panel made up of sports editors and writers from around the state.…

Calendar — 1/1/14

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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.: Today No games scheduled Thursday, Jan. 2 No games scheduled Friday, Jan. 3…