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Taking stock of local homelessness

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A required national count of homeless individuals and families is taking place locally today and continuing for a 24-hour period as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development annual needs-assessment survey. Called the Point-In-Time Count, the survey is designed to provide…

Criminal Charges 1-30-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Jason Gilbert Esparza, 26, of 3584 Woodstream Dr. in Maiden was charged Jan. 25 with two counts of failure to appear. A $300 secured bond was set. Taylor Smith, 18, of 188 Bob Cook Rd. in Maiden was charged…

Wolves can count on Mobley

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LHS senior Alonzo Mobley leads conference in scoring MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincolnton Wolves boys varsity basketball team has six regular season games left to climb out of fifth place in the eight-team Southern Piedmont Conference standings. And they’ll need a strong showing from senior guard Alonzo Mobley to…

ELHS and Cowan’s Ford host Valentine’s 5K

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East Lincoln High School’s cross-country team and Cowan’s Ford Country Club are hosting the Valentine’s 5K couples and fun run on Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. The race is the first of the Lincoln County Grand Prix circuit and runs alongside Lake Norman and the Cowan’s Ford golf course. Proceeds…

Schedules — 1/28/13

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Basketball East Lincoln travels to Bessemer City today. West Lincoln travels to East Lincoln on Tuesday. Lincolnton hosts Bessemer City on Tuesday. North Lincoln travels to Highland Tech on Tuesday. Wrestling West Lincoln travels to East Lincoln at 7 p.m. Tuesday.…

Ice and snow disrupt life in NC on Friday

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — Freezing rain and sleet closed schools and caused hundreds of wrecks Friday across North Carolina. Two rounds of sleet and freezing rain crossed the state, leaving a thin coat of ice, which was enough to bring about every major highway in the state to a standstill for…

Troopers: More than 40 wrecks in Lincoln Co.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Drivers encountered slick conditions along Lincoln County roadways Friday after sleet and freezing rain fell across the area, causing more than 40 wrecks, according to troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. “Lincoln County was hit the hardest in Troop F,” Trooper K. Adkins…

Perfect weather for a plunge

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Learning the secrets of beekeepers’ lives

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  LTN Staff Reports   Local residents looking to learn all the basics of honeybees and beekeeping will have the opportunity to do so by attending “Bee School,” set to kick off this Wednesday. Offered annually by the Lincoln County Beekeepers Association, the classes will be held 7 p.m. to…

Obituaries 1-28-13

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  Johnny Adam Neal HIGH SHOALS — Johnny Adam Neal, 72, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 23, 2013 at his home. He was a native of Lincoln Co., born June 18, 1940 to the late Daniel Ervin and Ruth Hayes Neal. He was a member of…