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Business Briefs — 4-5-13

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Lincolnton Hampton Inn named National Lighthouse Award winner Hampton Hotels has honored the Hampton Inn of Lincolnton with the company’s Lighthouse Award, designating it as one of the hotel chain’s top-performing hotels among more than 1,800 Hampton properties. Hampton Inn was recognized for its high rankings in overall accommodations, service…

Just thinking about spring cleaning

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist Peter Cottontail hopped along the bunny trail this Easter weekend and left behind enough blooming Bradford Pear trees to keep us sneezing for a while. There’s a hint of spring when the blooms arrive and the tickle in your throat is a reminder to search for…

Rebels beat Mallard Creek 4-0

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Win at Shelby sets up rematch with East Lincoln today Staff report The West Lincoln Rebels shut out 4A Mallard Creek 4-0 on Wednesday in the second round of the Shelby Easter Tournament. The win sets West Lincoln up for a nonconference showdown with the East Lincoln Mustangs for fifth…

Mustangs edge Olympic 6-5

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Staff report The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity baseball team took a 6-5 win over Olympic on Wednesday in the second round of the Shelby Easter Tournament to advance to a fifth-place clash with the West Lincoln Rebels today. Nick Savoie pitched a complete game in the win for East Lincoln…

N. Lincoln softball beats South Point

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Staff report The North Lincoln Lady Knights varsity softball team handed South Point its first loss of the season with a 5-2 decision in the second round of Cherryville’s Easter Softball Tournament. North Lincoln senior Payton Bruce plated the first two runs of the game with a double in the…

Schedules — 4-5-13

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Baseball West Lincoln faces East Lincoln today at 1 p.m. at Shelby.…

Last note on WWII Hero Bobby Harkey

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist   This is the third and last installment recollecting the saga of Bobby Harkey and his service during World War II.   In my last column Bobby and his pals were on the Normandy coast, trying to establish a secure beach head for the invading forces.…

Knights beat Wolves 9-2 in tourney

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N. Lincoln scores six runs in the fifth to take win MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor LINCOLNTON — Lincolnton third baseman Bradley Franklin ripped a one-out, two-run home run to right field on the first pitch he saw from North Lincoln freshman right-hander Paul Cochrane in the bottom of the first…

N. Lincoln girls, Lady Rebels lose in openers at Cherryville tournament

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor CHERRYVILLE — The North Lincoln Lady Knights and the West Lincoln Lady Rebels varsity softball teams both suffered losses on Tuesday in the first round of a round robin tournament hosted by Cherryville High School. The Lady Knights fell to Hibriten 4-1 in the tournaments opener.…

W.L. Optimist team goes undefeated

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The West Lincoln Optimist 7th-12th grade girls basketball team, sponsored by Great Western Motorcycles in Statesville, went 14-0 during the regular season and won both the regular season and league tournament championships.…