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Lady Rebels whip Jackets 53-40

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — The West Lincoln Lady Rebels girls varsity basketball team exploded for a 16-3 first-quarter lead on their way to a 53-40 Southern Piedmont Conference win over the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets on Tuesday. Senior Rylee Marsh scored 14 of the team’s first-quarter points and…

Jackets beat Rebels 91-62

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — The Bessemer City Yellow Jackets boys varsity basketball team outscored the West Lincoln Rebels 56-36 in the second half to take a 91-62 Southern Piedmont Conference win on Tuesday. The Rebels trailed 17-13 after the first quarter and the Yellow Jackets’ full-court defense forced…

Results — 1/23/13

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Boys basketball Lincolnton (8-7, 4-3 Southern Piedmont Conference) beat Cherryville (8-9, 2-5) 79-68 on Tuesday. East Lincoln (12-4, 5-2) defeated Highland Tech (5-10, 4-3) 64-49 on Tuesday. Domonique Smith scored a game-high 21 points with five 3-pointers for East Lincoln. Chazz Surratt scored 13 points and Charlie Hills added 12…

Schedules — 1/23/13

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Wrestling North Lincoln travels to South Point at 5:30 p.m. today.…

Citizens rally against abortion

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  Prayer vigil marks 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “The most dangerous place today is in the mother’s womb,” Lincolnton resident George LaFave told the Times-News Tuesday night at an anti-abortion candlelight prayer service at the Lincoln County courthouse. “They (unborn babies) are casualties…

Study reveals state, local voting trends

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s voter turnout for the 2012 election was in the top half of North Carolina’s 100 counties, according to a detailed analysis released Tuesday. Conducted by Democracy North Carolina, a nonpartisan election-reform group, the voter-participation study is based on data provided by the…

Business development services company setting up shop in Lincolnton

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new multimedia communications firm will soon be locating an office in Lincolnton, with plans to help boost the area’s economic growth. Vyzion Business Development Services, which was started more than three years ago in Raleigh by Greg and Stephanie Bailey, will have a…

Troopers charge Denver man with hit-and-run

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   State Troopers said they charged a Denver man for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident in the county Saturday night after Sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in his attic. Anthony Pacitto, 40, of 7616 West Berkely Road, faces one count each of careless and…

Helping with disaster relief

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Book collection effort

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