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Keeping tabs on registered sexual offenders

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is coming up with creative ways to keep tabs on local sex offenders to ensure the more than 120 individuals registered across the county actually reside at their listed residences. Checks will occur randomly and more frequently throughout the…

Parents say goodbye on first day of kindergarten

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      AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Misty-eyed parents said goodbye to their excited and anxious children earlier this week, as they started their first day of kindergarten in Lincoln County schools. Parents weren’t shooed off right away, though, and were able to sit in with their children as…

Vale teen missing since weekend

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help deputies locate a teen boy who’s been missing from his western county residence for more than two days. Family and friends of Michael Dakota Horton Jr., 16, of Cat Square Rd. in…

Lincoln native working on star-studded film production

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Twenty-five-year old Bobby Sain grew up in Vale. He attended West Lincoln High and throughout his childhood thought his two top career options were teaching or farming, he laughed. But he had big dreams of big city life. What he may not have known,…

Lincoln legislator representing at RNC

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, is among those braving the weather in Tampa this week for the 2012 Republican National Convention, but he’s not letting the wind and rain dampen his spirits. He told the Times-News during a phone call Tuesday that the place…

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Around Town — 8-29-12

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Church banquet Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church will present “A Portrait of Faithfulness,” a banquet in recognition of leaders honoring Mr. J.T. Rendleman of Mt. Holly, a Trustee and member of Gold Hill’s church family, 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Faith Baptist Church, 5180 Old Plank Rd. in Iron Station. …

Criminal Charges 8-29-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Cinnamon Fernandez Davies, 37, of 2878 Corey Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 25 with three counts of child abuse-a general misdemeanor and one count of driving while impaired. No bond was set. Donald Blair Smith, 49, of 250 Brevard Place…

West Lincoln beats Bulldogs 6-2

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Rebels pick up first win of season against Burns MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — The West Lincoln Rebels varsity soccer team picked up its first win of the 2012-2013 season with a 6-2 nonconference rout of the Burns Bulldogs (3-2) on Monday. Senior Ethan Bumgarner and sophomore Ivan Calvillo…

Obits 8-29-12

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Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Broome Mauney Barbara “Bobbie” Broome Mauney, age 80, of the Brian Center, and formerly of 173 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, August 27, 2012. Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Robert Redding officiating.…