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Couple under arrest after three month surveillance operation

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County narcotics investigators placed a Catawba County couple under arrest Wednesday afternoon, following a three-month surveillance operation. According to a press release, Melissa Rachelle Sipe, 34, of 25 North Davis Avenue in Newton, and Jason Matthew Owen, 30, of 2151 Kool Park Road NE in…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Back to work

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Rebels seek to fix mistakes RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor After getting ran over last week by Lincolnton, West Lincoln is headed back to the drawing board. The Rebels allowed an offense averaging 306.3 yards per game through its first four to gain 527, and they themselves were held well below…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — LCS boys soccer opens SP1A play with win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter School opened the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference portion of its boys soccer schedule on Monday with a 2-0 win over visiting Highland Tech. The Eagles, who won their seventh straight match, got goals from Blake Artavia and Zach Allen, with Tony Minaudo assisting Artavia’s goal 10…

Sports Calendar — 9/24/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer E. Lincoln at W.…

Denver Days begins today

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Denver Rotary hopes to raise funds for East Lincoln Rescue Squad Park ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Denver Days is here again. The festival has been a fall tradition for 12 years, with the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club taking the helm five years ago. Sponsors like Hecht Realty and Hecht…

EL Rescue Squad Park bid gets OK from county

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 in approval of awarding Brushy Mountain Builders, Inc. with the contract to construct East Lincoln Rescue Squad Park at a meeting on Monday. According to Lincoln County Public Works Director Don Chamblee, Brushy Mountain Builders, Inc. was the lowest…

Library moving forward with digitization

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Library is making strides to expand and improve its digital collection for the public. According to the county’s library director, Jennifer Sackett, the library recently purchased the site licensing and equipment needed to digitize and expand its collection. “This software enables libraries to…

Glow Run to help fund playground for fosters

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Patrons of Alive after Five on Thursday may notice some very colorful characters on the Marcia Cloninger Rail Trail. A Glow Run, with proceeds going to help to provide a playground and outdoor visitation area for local foster children, is set to kick off from 5–9…

Deputies: Man broke baby’s leg

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Staff report A Lincoln County man is facing felony child abuse charges after allegedly breaking his 3-month-old baby’s leg. David Lawrence Simmons, Jr., 24, of 8578 Unity Church Road in Denver, was taken into custody on Friday by Detective Dan Renn of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after hospital workers…

Woman arrested for forged prescriptions

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Reporter A Lincolnton woman was arrested on Friday after allegedly attempting to pass forged prescriptions at a local pharmacy. According to a press release issued by the Lincolnton Police Department, Officer Brent Heavner responded to the Walgreens at 1230 East Main Street in Lincolnton on Sept. 14…