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Brother stabbing ruled self-defense

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Staff report A Vale man was transported to Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby with life-threatening injuries on Wednesday after being stabbed by his brother. Rodney Scott Wright, 45, was stabbed in the abdomen with a pocketknife by his brother, John A. Wright, 43, according to an incident report from…

Slump busters

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Wolves top Bandys on walk-off By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Joe Goodson epitomizes Lincolnton High’s baseball team. The senior had yet to get a hit this season for a team that had yet to earn a victory. That all changed Thursday with one swing. Goodson’s first hit of 2014 was…

Trojans best Wolves in SD-7 opener

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton’s conference opener in girls soccer on Wednesday didn’t go as coach Ian Leith had hoped in terms of a win, but he saw plenty from his young team to be excited about going forward. Katie Spaulding’s hat trick gave Bandys an insurmountable lead, but…

WL softball routs N-C, takes over first in SD-7

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Katie Hively drove in three runs and Kylee Leonhardt drove in four as West Lincoln’s softball team moved into first place in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference with a 15-0, three-inning win at Newton-Conover. Hively went 2-for-3 and Leonhardt went 1-for-1 with a triple and a…

Calendar — 3/21/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball E. Lincoln at Newton-Conover Bessemer City at Lincoln Charter Lincolnton at Bunker Hill Mooresville at N. Lincoln W. Caldwell at W. Lincoln Softball E. Lincoln at Newton-Conover, 4:30 p.m. (varsity only)…

UPDATED: Serial toe sucker charged

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have charged a man they said sucked a stranger’s toes after luring the person to try on shoes inside the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday. Michael A. Brown, a registered sex offender from Concord, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female by the Lincolnton Police…

Commissioners OK community center expansion

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners has voted to move forward with the renovation of a community center after a tense debate. At their meeting Monday night, commissioners listened to Director of Public Works Don Chamblee and Director of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Erma…

Thread Trail growth planned

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    Groups hope extra miles are completed in 2014 JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Additional segments of the Carolina Thread Trail (CTT), a 15-county network of greenways, trails and corridors throughout North and South Carolina, are slated for completion this year in Lincoln County. Established in 2005 by the Foundation…

Caldwell County man charged with rape of teen

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies said they charged a 35-year-old Caldwell County man Friday with raping a Lincoln County teen two years ago. The incidents took place in March 2012 at the victim’s home, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The Department of Social Services notified the law…

Deputies: Men sold pot at Wal-Mart

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Narcotics investigators located hydroponic marijuana Monday night inside vehicles belonging to two Iredell County men, including a teen, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the two vehicles after watching each driver participate in a hand-to-hand transaction of…