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Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board investigating Denver man’s death in plane crash in Catawba County

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A federal investigation has been launched into a plane crash over the weekend that killed a Denver man in Catawba County. James B. Thomas died Sunday after his aircraft crashed in a Newton wheat field shortly after lifting off from Laneys Airport, located on…

Around Town

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  WEDNESDAY   College class Registration is now open to students interested in completing the GED or Adult High School programs through Gaston College. The college will hold a four-day Basic Skills Student Success class, which students must attend prior to taking the GED. The class will be 5:30-8:30 p.m.…

Officials share more details on recent 911 outage

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer More information has been released regarding the Lincoln County’s 911 system outage last week. The emergency communications center first noticed the problem early Wednesday morning. “At 5:45 a.m., all of our 911 lines lighted up, so we knew we had a problem,” Lincoln County’s 911 Director…

Service to honor local soldier who died in WWI

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer It’s been nearly a century since Lincoln County World War I veteran Private David Milo Wright gave his life in the midst of battle. For the last three years, members of the American Legion Post 30 have wanted to celebrate the local soldier’s life and sacrifice.…

Woman’s band takes listeners Back in Time

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Last Friday evening I was invited to Hardees to hear a friend of mine play in a band I had never heard before. Linda Gladden plays the drums with this group and I had heard she was quite talented. I was not disappointed after listening to…

Season’s over

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Spartans too much for Knights By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor MONROE –– Nearly 73 years ago Joe DiMaggio ran into Ken Keltner. On Friday, North Lincoln ran into Brittney Pickett. The hard-throwing left-hander gave the Knights something they hadn’t seen this season, and by the time their once-hot bats figured…

Eagles’ 1A run ends

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s softball team made history last week when it became the school’s first softball team to reach the fourth round of the state playoffs. Thanks to its opponent, that’s where the run ended. Murphy Hiwassee Dam proved to be the only 1A team that could stop Lincoln…

Post 100 opens season today

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor For just the second time in the last nine Mays, Cherryville Post 100 opens the season without the chance to defend an Area IV title. Post 100, which had its record of six consecutive area titles snapped last summer, hosts Clover (S.C.) Post 38 at…

Calendar – 5-26-14

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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 Clover (S.C.) at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 Sr. Legion baseball Gastonia at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Gaston Braves, 7 p.m.…

Man charged for fatal hit-and-run

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Fitzpatrick JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Just one day after troopers made a break in a fatal hit-and-run investigation in Lincoln County, an arrest was made. Travis Kirk Fitzpatrick, 33, of Sherrills Ford, was charged Saturday morning after troopers said they received an anonymous tip. The suspect is accused of striking…