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New pastor takes helm at First Presbyterian

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer When Interim Pastor Rev. Veronica Cannon isn’t preaching from the pulpit on Sundays at First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton, she may have her nose in a book, be strapped to her roller skates or hiking the side of a mountain. On her bucket list of daredevil…

Bank teller foils fraud

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Charlotte man accused of trying to pass a counterfeit check at an eastern Lincoln County bank on Monday. Deputies said Kyle David Flood, of 945 N. College Street, tried to cash a more than $850 check at People’s Bank…

Relay for Life headed downtown

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  Staff report   Lincolnton’s Relay for Life has announced the location for their 2014 event. According to a statement released Tuesday, the 20th Relay for Life Celebration will take place on May 2 in Downtown Lincolnton.  The event is designed to support the American Cancer Society and honor those…

CMC-Lincoln awarded for care

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln is now among the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission accredited hospitals. Last week, the hospital was named a “top performer on key quality measures” by the Joint Commission for its clinical performance in multiple specialties. According to the hospital’s press release,…

Officials offer tips for safe Thanksgiving

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  Staff Report   Both the Lincolnton Fire Department (LFD) and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), in order to prevent potential area emergencies, have issued citizens a number of safety tips for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday. The following LFD list is also based on information acquired from…

Taking advantage of a good day to stay in

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Rebels take 2 of 3 in 4-team duals

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– West Lincoln learned one thing in its four-team wrestling match Tuesday: Don’t get pinned. The Rebels were on their way to winning their eighth straight dual-team match to start the season, but five consecutive pin falls against Morganton Freedom ended that streak as…

‘Pretty important’

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Strupp an integral part of EL’s success By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Blake Strupp isn’t the quarterback, but he feels his job is as important as the one taking the snaps. That’s because it is. Strupp is East Lincoln’s sophomore kicker, and without him the Mustangs might not…

Calendar — 11/27/13

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin at 5 p.m. with the JV boys: Today Wrestling W. Caldwell, N. Lincoln at Lincolnton, 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 No…

Our View — Don’t let your neighbors go hungry

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  Remember the hungry during this holiday season. Poverty and hunger should always be on our minds, but the holiday season, now personified by consumerism, commercialism, gluttony and excess for the masses — rather than the spirit of community and gratefulness for the blessings we’ve been given, with Thanksgiving, and…