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Brevard ousts Rebels

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WL still winless in state playoffs LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s girls tennis team is still searching for that elusive dual-team playoff win. The Rebels, making their eighth appearance in the dual-team postseason, were defeated by host Brevard 5-1 in the first round of the state 2A playoffs on Tuesday. Heading…

LHS in midst of Memorial Stadium upgrades

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Von Ray Harris was a working man. The former Lincolnton High football coach did more than win 187 games. He instilled a work ethic in those who played for and coached with him, and that ethic lives on today in the school’s stadium upgrade project.…

Lincoln Charter wins Duel for Diabetes Cup

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter on Monday won the Duel for Diabetes Cup, a week-long competition between seven area charter schools to promote awareness of juvenile diabetes. The competition included Community School of Davidson, American Renaissance, Queens Grant, Pine Lake Prep, Mountain Island Charter and Sugar Creek Charter. The schools hosted…

Calendar — 10/16/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for boys soccer if 5 p.m. for the SD-7 and 5:15 p.m. for the NP3A/4A conference. Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. Today Boys soccer E. Lincoln at Maiden W. Lincoln at Lincolnton N. Lincoln at Lake Norman Lincoln Charter at…

Around Town — 10-16-13

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TODAY Parade      West Lincoln High School will host its annual homecoming parade 5:30 p.m. on Cat Square Rd. in Vale. THURSDAY Fitness walk Gaston College will host a “Walk for Fitness” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Gayla Greene at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, as…

Candidate Survey: Rhyne & White

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  Editor’s note: Republican incumbent Devin Rhyne and Democrat Mary Frances White are seeking election to Lincolnton’s Ward I seat on the City Council. Rhyne is currently serving out the remainder of his first term on the Council. The Times-News submitted 10 questions to each of the candidates in the…

Candidate Survey: Eaddy & Thomas

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  Editor’s note: Democrat Martin Eaddy and Republican Jay Thomas are vying for Lincolnton’s Ward III seat on the City Council, currently held by Democrat Carroll Heavner. Heavner, a former Mayor of Lincolnton, is the longest-serving official in Lincolnton’s history and is not seeking reelection. The Times-News submitted 10 questions…

Sheriff’s Office: Deputies, troopers chase intoxicated Stanley man through woods following hit-and-run

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said they engaged in a foot chase this week through the woods with an intoxicated Stanley man connected to a hit-and-run incident on N.C. 73. The Communications Center notified officers of the incident, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said Samuel Eugene New,…

Candidate Survey: Mayor Gilleland

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  Editor’s note: Republican incumbent John Gilleland is running unopposed for the office of Mayor. The Times-News submitted 10 questions to each of the candidates in the upcoming city elections. Gilleland’s responses are listed below.   Why are you running for office? Gilleland: I am running for re-election because I…

Ultralight instructor goes up in the air

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Flying has always been a part of James Peeler’s life. The owner of Northbrook International Ultraport, located at 2491 N.C. 274 in Cherryville, Peeler spends much of his time in the air. “You don’t think of any of your ground-bound problems,” he said. Peeler is…