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LOCAL ROUNDUP — Rebels top Mustangs, finish tied for second in JV football

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Brandon Schesny rushed for two touchdowns, and Dallas Bridges and Blake Brown accounted for two scores each as West Lincoln defeated East Lincoln 34-18 on Thursday on the final night of the junior varsity football season. Bridges threw a TD pass to Brown and ran for another, and…

Maiden woman faces county meth charges

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Staff report A Maiden woman is facing felony drug charges following a brief car chase with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators on Thursday. Jennifer Irene Brown, 33, of 3594 Airport Road in Maiden, was arrested after investigators received a tip that she would be at a location on Campground…

Lincoln C.C. tourney winners

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS A trio of locals won tournaments held at the Lincoln Country Club last month. Bud Lefevers won the Lincoln Country Club senior club championship and the super-senior championship (age 60-plus). The ladies club championship went to Barbara McCorkle, while Diane Painter won the ladies senior club championship. Results…

Too close to a bombing in Saudi Arabia

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Al Cockerline told me about serving in the Air Force and being sent to Saudi Arabia. He had been in the service for 17 years and had never been sent anywhere like this. He told me that when he arrived in Saudi Arabia he was set…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: David Gerome Gail, 47, of 249 S Crigler Street in Charlotte was charged Nov. 4 with one count each of driving while license revoked, failure to comply and driving while impaired. An unknown bond amount was set. Caleb Alan Dills, 18,…

Shelter officials: More than 130 animals to be euthanized today

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Local non-profit and animal rescue group Helping Animals to Survive is making a last-minute effort to save over 130 animals from being euthanized at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter today. According to an email sent out to rescue groups in the area from Assistant Shelter Supervisor…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/7/14

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Today Basketball Christ the King at Lincoln Charter Varsity football W. Lincoln at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Maiden at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m. N. Lincoln at W. Iredell, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 9 No games scheduled Monday, Nov. 10 No games scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 11…

Christian Ministries opens annual Christmas Fund

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Monday marked the kick-off for Christian Ministries’ annual Christmas Fund. The first ministry to be taken up by the South Poplar Street nonprofit, the yearly distribution of toys, food boxes and clothing to community members in need originally began with a few local churches. When the…

Court documents shed light on Ponzi scheme

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Iron Station resident Carl David Wright was recently sentenced to four years in Federal prison, following a ponzi scheme in which Wright stole over $1 million from clients utilizing his services as an unlicensed commodities investor. Wright was a former schoolteacher and resigned from his position…

City gives nod to long-term airport plan

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council members held a contentious discussion regarding a 40-year industrial vision project at their meeting Thursday night. Lincoln Economic Development Association Business Development Manager Crystal Gettys presented the long-term proposed industrial project to council members In a previous article, the Times-News reported that a…