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Girl Scout throws special needs prom

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer More than 40 teenagers and adults donned their finest attire on June 15 to attend the county’s first prom for special needs individuals. Attendees came from across the county and surrounding areas, ranging in age from 15 to 72, to attend “A Red Carpet Affair.” East…

Schools announce new administration hires

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Starting July 1, several Lincoln County Schools administrators will begin the transition to their newly appointed administrative positions. According to a press release on the school system’s website, two new district administrators have been hired for the 2014-2015 school year. Deanna Finger will be serving as…

‘Footloose’ opens today

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Director Anna Lisa Johannessen couldn’t say “no” when it came to casting for this month’s Lincoln Theatre Guild performance of “Footloose.” She accepted all ages and performance skills of individuals interested in acting in the stage adaptation of the classic 1980s movie. The show proves timeless…

Six new inductees enter Saturday

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Saturday will be a day to remember for six local sports legends. The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its newest class during a ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. This year’s class includes Sheila Barker, John Colvard,…

Learnin’ the game

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The Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department held a youth tennis camp recently at Betty G. Ross Park.…

Wilmington rallies past Cherryville

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor SHELBY –– Cherryville Post 100 was one strike away from knocking off the two-time defending American Legion baseball state champion, but Jon Kuebler wasn’t about to go down swinging again. Kuebler, who struck out three times in his first four at-bats, bounced back with a…

Post 30 sweeps South Caldwell

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lane Hoover had four hits, and Frank Hatchett and Adam Campbell combined for a pair of shutouts as Lincolnton Post 30 downed South Caldwell B 5-0 and 4-0 in a Junior American Legion doubleheader at Lincolnton on Wednesday. In Game 1, Hatchett scattered two hits across five innings,…

Calendar — 6/20/14

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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 Gaffney (S.C.) at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Summer league baseball Alexander Central at E. Lincoln, 6 p.m. (DH) Saturday, June 21 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Caldwell Co., 7 p.m.…

Narcs round up drug suspects

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies scoured the streets of Lincoln County this morning, looking for alleged drug offenders in the seventh round-up initiative the Sheriff’s Office has carried out since 2010. Narcotics investigators spent several months conducting surveillance and carrying out undercover drug buys on the 60 suspects targeted by…

Firm purchases Actavis plant, saves 300 jobs

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer G&W Laboratories, Inc. has taken over the former Actavis facility, located off of Highway 150, saving 300 jobs that were expected to be lost with the plant’s closure. After learning that Actavis planned to phase out production and ultimately close the Lincoln County plant, the New…