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Howards Creek VFD uses grant funding to buy new brush truck

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One local fire department recently used grant money to purchase a new brush truck in order to cut down on fuel costs and prevent additional wear and tear on the agency’s larger trucks. Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department, located at 3117 W. Highway 27…

Catawba Co. approves new free-speech ordinance

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Nearly three months after a Catawba County grassroots group stirred county officials to rethink the constitutionality of free speech gatherings on county grounds, change has come. Catawba County officials initially wouldn’t allow members of Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate (CVCAH) and other protestors of…

UDC cross presentation

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Criminal Charges 8-27-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Lee Scronce, 37, of 656 S. Grove St. in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 22 with one count each of simple assault & battery or affray and secretly peeping into a room occupied by a female. A $3,000 secured bond…

Obits 8-27-12

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  William Earl Hoffman Sr. Mr. William Earl Hoffman, Sr., age 87, of 3230 Brady Hoffman Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, August 26, 2012. His funeral service will be 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jon Mann officiating. Burial will follow…

Mustangs rally at halftime to beat Trojans 3-2

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer DENVER —  Following an intense physical game marked by yellow cards and aggressive plays, the East Lincoln Mustangs topped the Bandys Trojans in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at David Clark Stadium. East Lincoln head coach Jason Dragoon was more than proud to see his squad…

Teams face tough Week 2 games, Rebels begin conference play

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West Lincoln faces first SPC foe in Highland Tech Rams MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The West Lincoln Rebels are the first football team in Lincoln County to open conference play, with a home game today against the 0-1 Highland Tech Rams. The Rams are coming off of a 59-0 loss…

Results — 8/24/12

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Tennis North Lincoln defeated Mooresville 5-4 on Thursday. Madeline Harrison vs. Maggie Siebert 10-6 (NLHS) Holly Vernon vs. Kendall Henley 10-5 (NLHS) Serah Haley vs. Kaylee Beaudoin 7-10 (MHS) Sydney Miller vs. Peyton Readling 10-8 (NLHS) Kaiti Chandler vs. Autumn Ping 8-10 (NLHS) Hannah Perez vs. Savannah Burgess 10-2 (NLHS)…

Schedules — 8/24/12

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Football West Lincoln hosts Highland Tech at 7:30 p.m. today. East Lincoln hosts Hopewell at 7:30 p.m. today. Lincolnton travels to South Point at 7:30 p.m. today. North Lincoln travels to Maiden at 7:30 p.m. today.…

Benefit to aid injured Lincolnton firefighter

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Doctors expect injured Lincolnton firefighter Adam Dancoff to return home permanently next week after spending nearly five weeks in the hospital for treatment for a diving accident he suffered earlier this summer on Lake Norman, his mother Linda McGinnis told the Times-News Thursday. Adam came home…