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Calendar – 5-26-14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Clover (S.C.) at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 Sr. Legion baseball Gastonia at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Gaston Braves, 7 p.m.…

Man charged for fatal hit-and-run

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Fitzpatrick JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Just one day after troopers made a break in a fatal hit-and-run investigation in Lincoln County, an arrest was made. Travis Kirk Fitzpatrick, 33, of Sherrills Ford, was charged Saturday morning after troopers said they received an anonymous tip. The suspect is accused of striking…

Medal of Honor recipients share war stories, life lessons with local students

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, four Medal of Honor recipients visited Lincoln County students Friday morning at North Lincoln High School, offering their personal testimonies of war stories and heroic acts. The North Carolina Army National Guard and American Legion Post 30 in Lincolnton sponsored…

VFW honors fallen soldiers

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Commissioners meet to discuss new budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners began discussions regarding the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget during a five-and-a-half-hour meeting Friday. One of the biggest discussions of the day involved a $17 million project to renovate the old Lincoln County Hospital building. According to previous articles from the Times-News,…

Obituaries — 5-26-14

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Isabelle Wood Brown Mrs. Isabelle Wood Brown, age 93, of West Highway 27 Lincolnton passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Cardinal Care. Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive…

Around Town — 5-26-14

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MONDAY Autism program       The Lincoln County Chapter of the Austism Society of North Carolina will host its third annual social skills summer program June and July at Freedom Church in Lincolnton. Registration is $50 and is now open to individuals with disabilities. Sessions will be arranged by age; caregivers must…

Criminal Charges — 5-26-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James Kevin Martin, 31, of 224 Lansdale Ave. in Lincolnton was charged May 22 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Jonathan Rhyne Carpenter, 27, of 218 Lynch St. in Lincolnton was charged May 22…

Man in Maiden falls from bridge, taken to hospital

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A man in Maiden fell off a bridge and suffered injuries, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened Friday morning, and the victim was transported by Catawba County Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Sheriff’s Office officials…

Loftin-led Spinners open Saturday

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Phillip Loftin had a dream, and that dream is now a reality. The former East Lincoln High baseball standout is now the general manager and head coach of the upstart Mooresville Spinners, a first-year collegiate wooden bat summer league program in the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League.…