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Light pole falls on vehicle downtown

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A city light pole fell on a parked vehicle Monday morning, crushing the back window, after police said a second vehicle hit the pole, located in front of Mainstreet Cafe & Grille in Lincolnton. Restaurant employees said they were not surprised by the incident, which occurred…

Schedules — 3-4-13

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Baseball East Lincoln hosts Bandys at 4:30 p.m. today. West Lincoln travels to Hibriten at 4:30 p.m. today. North Lincoln travels to Bunker Hill at 4:30 p.m. today. West Lincoln hosts Draughn at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Softball West Lincoln hosts Patton at 4:30 p.m. today. North Lincoln hosts South Iredell…

Results — 3-4-13

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Baseball East Burke defeated Lincolnton 15-3 on Friday. Softball Fred T. Foard defeated North Lincoln 7-0 on Friday. Maiden defeated West Lincoln 4-0 on Friday. Industrial basketball Feb. 25: Ethan Allen 70, Cataler 45 Ethan Allen: Darren Wilson 26 points, Charles Royster 15 points, Warren Alexander 10 points Cataler: Kevin…

Crouse firefighter finishes federal training course

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “Continuing education and confidence are necessary traits for every firefighter,” James Owens, a technical rescuer and certified level-two volunteer firefighter with Crouse Fire Department, told the Times-News on Friday. Owens, who is also a local business owner, recently completed his second training experience…

Man wanted after fleeing to S.C.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Gaston County man is wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after deputies said they chased him by vehicle Friday morning into a neighboring county before ending the chase at the South Carolina state border. The Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating that Deputy…

Police Department adds Interceptors to its fleet

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department recently added three new police cruisers to the agency. Chief Rodney Jordan told the Times-News he opted to stay with Ford and purchase three 2013 Taurus Police Interceptors after the American-based car company stopped making the Crown Victoria model last year. While…

Special Olympic bowling

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Girl Scout activities

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Girl Scout Troop #20740 recently contributed several photos showing its activities over the last few months.    …

Flu vaccine is better than nothing

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist When I wrote last week’s column about being sick, I didn’t know that this awful virus was sweeping the area like a broken broom. I certainly wasn’t the only one who wound up flat on her back at home or in the hospital. Many called to…

Around Town — 3-1-13

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FRIDAY Revival Spirit Life Church of God, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton will host a revival with Rev. Roy Tucker at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Gary Smith at (704) 735-1027. Theatre Guild show The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold their second performance of Cotton Patch Gospel…