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Our View — Open discussions, better government

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We like open government. We like it even more when elected officials do their part to ensure the public has the broadest possible access and input into the discussions that lead to votes that directly impact citizens. That’s what happened at the Lincolnton City Council meeting on May 1 when…

A time to remember who loved us most

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist It’s not a dune buggy, it’s not a golf cart. It’s a shuttle bus that moves patients and visitors from medical buildings and parking lots at our local hospital. I agreed with the many comments I heard about the beautiful landscaping at the hospital. I also…

Tripped up

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CSD downs LCS for first place By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– For 60 minutes Monday the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference girls soccer showdown between league leaders Community School of Davidson and Lincoln Charter went as advertised. The first 20 are why the Spartans are now all alone in…

EL softball advances to SD-7 semifinals

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Mike Freeman’s only message to his East Lincoln softball team heading into the conference tournament was win, no matter how it happens. The Mustangs heeded his words in the opening round. Booth Braswell went 3-for-3 and scored three runs, Carly Johnson went 4-for-4 with three…

Knights advance to NPC baseball semifinals

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Down to its last out, North Lincoln found a way to play on. The fifth-seeded Knights rallied from behind in the seventh inning Monday and defeated host West Iredell 5-4 to advance to today’s semifinals of the North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference baseball tournament. North Lincoln (12-11-1) is the…

Calendar — 5/7/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball NP3A/4A tournament semifinals: Alexander Central at N. Lincoln, 7 p.m. SP1A tournament: Thomas Jefferson at Lincoln Charter, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer E. Lincoln at Lincolnton Highland Tech at Lincoln Charter N.…

Obituaries 5-7-14

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  Albert Franklin Homesley IRON STATION — Albert Franklin Homesley, age 78, of Iron Station, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Pearl Baptist Church with Rev. Malcolm Ivey officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Gardens in Mt.…

Beam, Oakes lead Board of Commissioners primary, Hatley cruises to Clerk nomination

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    Tillis takes Republican primary for Senate, McHenry trounces Gaston County challenger ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It was a close race, but Bill Beam and Martin Oakes appear to be the GOP candidates for county commissioner in November’s general election. Oakes won a place on the General Election ballot…

Deputies stumped by pipe bomb explosions

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office remains puzzled over who set off pipe bombs in an Iron Station neighborhood Monday morning and whether the incident was fueled by racism. Detectives said multiple pipe bombs exploded just before 1 a.m. in the 5900 block of…

Denver residents rail against proposed kennel at commissioners’ public hearing

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Residents of a Denver community vehemently argued against a proposed dog kennel at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Applicants Robert Seitz and Pat McCaffery are requesting a conditional use permit for a 6.15-acre parcel located on the north side of Natalie Commons Drive, approximately…