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Lady Knights handle Cherryville

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln girls were the better team on paper entering Friday’s game and in the opening minutes, the Lady Knights made sure Cherryville knew they were the best team on the court, too. North Lincoln jumped out to a 10-point lead…

Guilty plea in federal health care fraud case

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  News of scheme shook up 2012 Lincoln Co. judge race JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A second person pleaded guilty Friday in connection with a federal health care fraud scheme that also involved the wife a retired Lincoln County assistant district attorney and former district 27B judge candidate, according to…

LHS DE Roseboro named sophomore All-American

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Staff report Lincolnton sophomore defensive end Darian Roseboro has garnered plenty of attention during his first two years as a Lincolnton High School football player, and he can now add another accolade to his trophy case. Roseboro, 6-foot-4, 260 lbs., was named to MaxPreps’ Sophomore All-American first-team defense as a…

Results — 1-7-13

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Boys basketball Lake Norman Charter (7-4, 2-1 SPC) defeated Lincolnton (5-6, 1-2 SPC) 64-41 on Friday. LNC outscored Lincolnton 17-2 in the first quarter before Lincolnton scored 15 second-quarter points to go into halftime down 35-17. Lake Norman Charter led 49-27 at the end of the third quarter. West Lincoln…

Swearing in a new Senator

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Community giving helps Christian Ministry meet needs

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Christian Ministry officials broke down the group’s annual budget to the Times-News on Friday, noting that this past holiday season, the organization distributed more $168,000 in food boxes to nearly 750 local families and more than $40,000 in toys to nearly 830 needy children.…

Bee’s top speller works to ‘alleviate’ pressure for the win

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Thirteen-year-old Eric Gunter spelled his way to a w-i-n at the 2013 Lincoln County Schools Spelling Bee last week. The room was silent at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton as a West Lincoln Middle student worked his way through the correct spelling of the…

Putting out a barn blaze

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Obituaries 1-7-13

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Betty Gabriel Ross Mrs. Betty Gabriel Ross, age 87, of Lincolnton, died on January 5, 2013 at Carolina Care Center in Cherryville. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Boger City United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Ervin, Rev. Allan Van Meter, and Rev. Mike Devine officiating. Burial…

Good news: 26 new jobs; Bad news: 50 jobs lost

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Tenowa announces expansion; Reports: Furniture maker closes SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Thursday brought both good and bad news for Lincoln County’s economy, with one local company announcing plans to create 26 new jobs and another reportedly halting operations and laying off 50 workers. According to multiple reports from area news…