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Obituaries – 7-4-14

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Helen Higdon Allison Helen Higdon Allison, age 94, of Lincolnton died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Autumn Care of Waynesville. She was born May 26, 1920 in Higdonville, in Macon County. She is the daughter of the late Dennis Cleveland Higdon and the late Ethel (Higdon) Higdon. On February 19,…

Happy Independence Day!

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Celebrating independence all year long

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer While many businesses are closing in preparation for the July 4 celebration, Salem Industries on Salem Church Road embraces the spirit of freedom every day. Though staff was on hand for an annual Independence Day celebration, held in the company’s offices on July 3, productivity was…

IST owner ready for 10,000-mile trip

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer In less than three weeks, Bryan McClure will be departing on a nearly 10,000-mile-long adventure to Homer, Alaska. His mode of transportation? His motorcycle, a 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide. The owner of Iron Station Thunder, McClure has spent nearly a decade immersed in the motorcycle…

Business booming at Game Swap’s new location

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The storefront at 112 Court Square in Lincolnton has been home to several businesses over the years, but for Mike Payne, one of the owners of Game Swap, setting up shop in the heart of downtown meant coming full circle. In the location where Off the…

Back on track

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Post 100 takes opener, ends skid By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– Cherryville Post 100 ended the regular season in a rut, but smoothed things out to open the Area IV playoffs. Chandler Jenkins dazzled for seven strong innings, and Josh Beam and Jonathan Carpenter combined for five of…

Players need no motivation for series

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– The managers didn’t have to say anything. The players already knew. When the pairings were announced Monday for the opening round of the Area IV playoffs, neither Bobby Dale Reynolds of Cherryville Post 100 nor Bruce Bolick of Lincoln County Post 455 needed…

Boger City Optimist All-Stars win district title

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The Boger City Optimist All-Stars, an 8-under coach-pitch baseball team, won the District 3AA tournament held in Boger City last week by winning all five of its games. The team will compete in the state tournament Saturday-Tuesday with a chance to advance to the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch World…

West Lincoln Optimist Darlings win district title

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The West Lincoln Optimist 7-8 year-old Darlings won the 2014 District 2 all-star tournament in Cherryville on Saturday.…

NL Black downs Shelby for third straight win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Gabe Ellis drove in two runs and Mitchell Keener held Shelby to four hits as North Lincoln Black ended the Junior American Legion regular season Tuesday with a 2-1 win. Ellis’ double in the fourth inning was the difference in the five-inning game, and it helped North Lincoln…