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S.C. teen is second suspect to plead guilty to attempted murder in multi-county chase

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A second teen involved in a high-speed chase through Lincoln and two other surrounding counties this past fall will head to state prison. Brandon Bridges, 19, of Little River, S.C., received five consecutive sentences Tuesday in a Gaston County Superior courtroom, the Clerk of Court’s Office said. He pleaded guilty…

Obituaries 5-27-13

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  John Lee Best SHERRILLS FORD — John Lee Best, age 82, of 4934 Moonlite Bay Drive in Sherrills Ford, died on Friday, May 24, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. Peter-by-the-Lake Episcopal Church with Father Ron Taylor officiating.…

Preserve the taste of summer – home canning

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  MELINDA HOUSER Guest Columnist   Home canning can be an exciting and rewarding experience. You see the results of your labor! Whether you have never canned before, or have been doing it for many years, you want to give your family and friends the tastiest and healthiest foods possible.…

Around Town 5-27-13

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  TODAY Pool hours The Lincolnton Recreation Pool at Betty G. Ross Park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. TUESDAY Lupus meeting The Catawba County Lupus Support Group will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Adrian L. Shuford Jr., YMCA in Conover. For more information, contact Angela Berasa…

Criminal Charges 5-27-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Edward Jay Holbert, 57, of 7690 Sawdust Trl. in Denver was charged May 23 with one count of driving while license revoked, for which a $500 secured bond was set. He was also served a true bill of indictment for…

Lincoln County escapee caught in S.C.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer South Carolina authorities apprehended a Lincoln County inmate Thursday night accused of fleeing from a work release program in Lincolnton earlier that afternoon. Conway Police located Ronald Billings, 38, just before 10 p.m., several hours after he fled from the work site, various news media outlets…

Medal of Honor recipient speaks to North Lincoln students

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Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Robert Patterson spoke with students on Thursday at North Lincoln High School. Patterson received more than 20 medals during his service including the Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts.…

On This Day in the Lincoln Times-News — 5/24/13

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1973 Breaking the bandits — ABC officer Frank Hicks and Lincoln County Sheriff Harven Crouse demolished three slot machines (pictured right) seized during a traffic stop on Maiden Highway. Crouse and Hicks were pictured in the Lincoln Times-News destroying the machines with axes. Area high schools to…

Small things can be a big nuisance

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Books have been written about the importance of small things in life. These are things that we mostly take for granted until they don’t happen and then we begin to wonder where we went wrong. Actually, they are not small things, they’re what keeps us moving…

Obits 5-24-13

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Catherine Rebecca Crist Frebert Catherine Rebecca Crist Frebert, 87, from Hickory and formerly from Lincolnton, passed into her eternal rest with our Lord on May 23, 2013. She died at home after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late John Frebert. Mrs. Frebert was born in…