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UNCC shares new tool with Lincoln first-responders

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   School officials with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte presented Lincoln County first-responders Monday morning with a new smartphone application researchers primarily developed for pinpointing suspects and other locations within a building in order to more quickly safeguard members of public safety…

Reader’s Forum 3-13-13

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  Medicaid changes: NC residents speak up Jan. 1, 2013, became a monumental date for all of us as we engaged in New Year’s celebrations and traditions that have been passed down for centuries but unfortunately due to the fear-inducing Medicaid changes that NC residents are currently facing, not all…

OUR VIEW — Failure in leadership at Gaston College

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor The leaders of Gaston College, its top administrators and Board of Trustees, have failed in their obligation to serve the people of Lincoln and Gaston counties. They need to be replaced. Taxpayers should be outraged that nearly half a million dollars from Gaston College has to…

Criminal Charges 3-13-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Purvis Gene Bryant Jr., 40, of 150 Openview Dr. in Lincolnton was charged March 8 with one count of failure to comply. An $800 secured bond was set. Marilyn Elaine Rector, 22, of 6838 Holly Hawk Ct. in Cherryville was…

Police: Suspect charged for indecent liberties with girl, 13

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man has been accused of involvement in a sex-related incident with a 13-year-old girl last year, police said. Detectives charged Robert Andrew Wehunt, 30, of 103 Neighborhood Street, on Sunday with one felony count of indecent liberties with a child, according to…

Obituaries 3-13-13

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  Ray Guy Baxter VALE — Ray Guy Baxter, age 69, of 6964 Gene Baxter Lane in Vale, died on Sunday, March 10, 2013. His funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Hulls Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Redding and Rev. Dale Pedersen officiating.…

Man involved in sex-related incident with teen girl

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man is accused of his involvement in a sex-related incident with a 13-year-old girl last year, police said. Detectives charged Robert Andrew Wehunt, 30, of 103 Neighborhood Street, on Sunday with one felony count of indecent liberties with a child, according to a report.…

Around Town — 3-11-13

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MONDAY Basketball registration Today is the deadline for teams to register for the Denver Nuggets basketball organization’s Spring Tip-Off Classic, which will be Friday through Sunday. To register, visit www.eteamz.com/denvernuggets1. College class Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30…

Knights fall to Jackets in 11

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Bessemer City takes 4-2 win over North Lincoln in SPC opener MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — The Bessemer City Yellow Jackets overcame a 2-0 deficit to take a 4-2 victory over the North Lincoln Knights varsity baseball team in 11 innings on Friday in both teams’ Southern Piedmont…

Mustangs beat LNC

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Staff report The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity baseball team opened Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play with a 2-0 victory over Lake Norman Charter on Friday. Darin Salter started on the mound for the Mustangs (4-1, 1-0) and earned his second win of the season in three innings with two hits…