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Around Town — 7-2-14

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TODAY Braille Literacy Program The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Lincoln County Chapter of the National Federation for the Blind will be co-sponsoring the second annual Braille Enrichment Literacy Learning Program from 8:30am to 3pm at Boger City Methodist Church at 2320 East Main Street. The program will run until…

Landfill fees increase in new county budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County residents are facing new rules and fees regarding disposing of their solid waste. According to county officials, these changes, which were enacted July 1, were deemed necessary for the continued cost effective landfill operation and future cell expansions. County commissioners voted to approve the…

Arrest made in breaking and entering case

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Barney Sherlock, 45, of 1242 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, South Carolina, after he allegedly pushed his way into a 90-year-old woman’s home in June. Sherlock claimed to have been working on nearby power lines and gained entry into the home,…

Arrest made in B&E case

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers arrested Barney Sherlock, 45, of 1242 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, South Carolina after he allegedly pushed his way into a 90 year old woman’s home this month. Sherlock claimed to have been working on nearby power lines and gained entry into the…

Wrong direction

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Cherryville drops its fifth straight By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– Things keep going downhill for Cherryville Post 100, and at the wrong time. Shelby Post 82 broke things open with a four-run seventh inning Saturday en route to an 8-0 win, and Rutherford County Post 423 added insult…

Six softball players make all-state teams

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Six Lincoln County prep softball players were selected the N.C. Softball Coaches Association 2014 All-State teams, which were announced over the weekend. West Lincoln’s Katie Hively, Madison Ferguson, Cassidy Wise and Kylee Leonhardt made the 2A team, and North Lincoln’s Sidney Russell and Hollyn Franklin made the 3A…

Lincoln County splits last-day doubleheader, finishes tied for fifth

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– The Lincoln County Cardinals had to win both of their final two games Sunday to open the Area IV playoffs at home, but it didn’t happen. Mint Hill Post 4039 benefited from two runs off a misjudged ball in center field, and the…

Calendar — 6-30-14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today No games scheduled Tuesday, July 1 Sr. Legion baseball Area IV playoffs begin, TBD Jr. Legion baseball Shelby at N. Lincoln Blue, 5 p.m. Shelby at N. Lincoln Black, 7 p.m. Wednesday,…

Program hopes for positive outcomes for at-risk youths

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer One hundred children ranging in ages from 5 to 14 spent the last two weeks of their summer vacation listening to messages about things like internet safety, positive reinforcement and the importance of perseverance in a program called Don’t Foul Out. The brainchild of Lincoln County…

Police looking for suspects who shot at shooting victim’s home

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A reward is being offered through CrimeStoppers for information about two shootings that took place on June 25 and June 27 on Hubbard Street. The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help after responding to two additional incidents that stemmed from a June 22…