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Some roads still closed

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Four roadways in Lincoln County remain closed after sustaining damage during the flooding disaster that hit the area at the end of last month. Excessive rainfall on July 27 and 28 led to multiple closures of roads immediately following the storm. A few weeks out, a…

Man drops 400 pounds

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “My stylist opened the door to freedom (for me) and gave me my life back,” Lincolnton resident Todd Reynolds said. The 49-year-old Lincolnton High School graduate recently reached one of the most significant milestones of his life by losing 400 pounds. Reynolds shed the weight through…

Thieves hit unlocked vehicles

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton subdivision recently experienced a high volume of vehicular break-ins, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies are seeking the public’s help in the incidents and reminding residents to keep their vehicles locked, since all of the vehicles targeted in this month’s break-ins remained unlocked, according to…

Dispute may lead to changes in court scheduling

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An overcrowded courthouse has been a Lincoln County issue for years, but it took a recent disagreement between a judge and the sheriff to prompt a serious discussion of the county’s heavy daily case load and chaotic scheduling process. On July 31, Judge K. Dean Black…

EL voted preseason No. 1 by league

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Mike Byus insists his East Lincoln football team this season is completely different than the one that won the state 2A championship last season. The 2013 Mustangs must be pretty darn good. At least their rival coaches believe so. East Lincoln received five first-place votes,…

Knights not worried

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Transfers won’t deter North Lincoln By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor As David Maness walked off the field following North Lincoln’s final game of 2012, he had high hopes for 2013. Even with losing two starters due to transfers, Maness’ hopes aren’t dashed. The Knights, who won three of their final…

Calendar — 8/14/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for volleyball is typically 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for boys soccer. Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. Monday, Aug. 19 Volleyball W. Lincoln at Fred T. Foard Boys soccer E. Lincoln at Southlake Christian N. Gaston at Lincolnton, 6 p.m.…

Around Town — 8-14-13

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TODAY Youth parenting class I-CARE, Inc. Parenting Youth, funded by Centralina Workforce Development Board, will host practical parenting classes facilitated by Family Services, Inc., 10 a.m., to 12 p.m. at 105 Court Square in Lincolnton. An additional class will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the same location. Bible study…

Our View: Go easy on the meds

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Children from low-income families that receive Medicaid benefits are being prescribed antipsychotic medications far too often. The problem has become so pervasive that the federal Department of Health and Human Services has launched “a review of antipsychotic drug use by Medicaid recipients age 17 and under,” according to a recent…

Lincoln County 4-H’ers are winners at State 4-H Congress

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April B. Dillon Extension Agent Lincoln County 4-H’ers received honors at state competitions during the annual North Carolina 4-H Congress. The Congress was held June 22-25 at North Carolina State University. State Winners were: Cody Johnsen, 18, son of Jeff and Kristi Johnsen of Denver, won the NC 4-H Citizenship…