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Community gets ready for holiday parades

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer With the holidays approaching, Lincoln County residents are taking to the streets in celebration with two annual parades including one in downtown Lincolnton this week and next month’s Cat Square Parade in Vale. The 2012 Lincolnton Christmas Parade will be 4 p.m. Sunday with line-up from…

Coalition Against Child Abuse teams up with area dentists for support

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton orthodontist Dr. Steve Austin sees daily the side effects of neglected and abused children. As a result, Austin, who’s also board president for Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center, opted to partner with more than a dozen local dentist offices in…

Around Town — 11-19-12

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MONDAY Crime Fighters’ Night Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host “Crime Fighters’ Night” with McGruff the Crime Dog and Sheriff’s deputies 6:30 p.m. Monday. Parents will receive finger printing kits and learn to create a record that could help identify a missing child. Police officers will also talk…

Criminal charges — 11-19-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Lorenza Gates, 56, of 1452 Cloverleaf Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 12 with one count of first-degree trespassing. No bond was set. Tyler DeWayne Chrisman, 16, of 1288 Alf Hoover Rd. in Vale was charged Nov. 12 with one count…

Around Town — 11-16-12

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FRIDAY Poetry Lincolnton Poetry Lincolnton will hold a poetry book sale during poetry night 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. All poetry books will be discounted 25 percent. Open mic will follow the event. “Night of Thanks” Maranatha Baptist Church, Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in…

Mustangs host No. 6 Thomasville, Brockett in third round of playoffs

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Thomasville Bulldogs (6-7, 4-1 CCC) at East Lincoln Mustangs (13-0, 7-0 SPC) East Lincoln head football coach Mike Byus said the Mustang defense will have to control Thomasville running back Gabe Brockett today if his team hopes to continue its undefeated season through the third round…

Lincoln Times-News Pigskin Picks

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The Lincoln Times-News panel of Lincoln County football observers selects game winners and scores for local high school football games each week. Week 14 games: Thomasville at East Lincoln Shelby at Madison County Bandys at South Iredell Salisbury at T.W. Andrews Wild card: NC State at Clemson Wild card: Duke…

Schedules — 11/16/12

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Girls basketball North Lincoln is hosting a 12-team girls basketball jamboree on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lincolnton and West Lincoln are attending.…

School board censures Houser

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  Board member didn’t show to defend himself against accusations AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education acted unanimously Wednesday to censure outgoing board member Tommy Houser over his activities during his recent failed bid for re-election. Prior to their vote, the board received sharply…

Deputies: Suspects had 2 kilos of cocaine

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two out-of-county men are being held under a $1 million bond apiece after deputies said they located two kilos of cocaine inside their vehicle Thursday morning during a traffic stop on U.S. 321. After seizing what Lincoln County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators have deemed the…