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Lincolnton fast-food eatery closed following morning fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton business is closed following a blaze at the site early Friday morning, fire officials said. Preparing for the day’s operations, employees at the Sonic Drive-In on East Main Street spotted smoke and flames stemming from the business’s deep fryers around 8:15 a.m., Lincolnton Fire…

Sheriff’s Office: Denver felon charged with possessing crack, marijuana

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  Summer Jones   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Denver woman found herself behind bars Thursday night after county narcotics officers said they uncovered a stash of cocaine and marijuana inside her residence. Deputies arrested Summer Demetrius Jones, 32, of 7046 Campground Road, around 9 p.m. They said they learned…

EL baseball downs Wolves

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Nick Savoie tossed six-plus innings of shutout baseball to help East Lincoln down host Lincolnton, 8-0, on Wednesday and force a winner-take-first game tonight at Bunker Hill. The Mustangs (8-7, 8-1 Southern District 7 Athletic 2A) meet the Bears (12-2, 8-1) tied atop the SD-7. East Lincoln’s only…

Serial toe sucker gets 60 days

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cabarrus County man admitted in a Lincoln County courtroom Thursday morning to sucking a woman’s toes inside a local Wal-Mart store before a judge sentenced him to two months behind bars. Michael Brown, 31, of Concord, apologized for his actions in district…

Calendar — 4-11-14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball E. Lincoln at Bunker Hill Highland Tech at Lincoln Charter Lincolnton at Bandys N. Lincoln at N. Iredell Newton-Conover at W. Lincoln Softball Highland Tech at Lincoln Charter Lincolnton at Bandys…

Going once…going twice…

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Suspected bank robber caught in Massachusetts

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cherryville man accused of robbing a Lincoln County bank earlier this month was apprehended in Massachusetts on Wednesday by the United States Marshal Service, police said. Jean Pierre Gendron, 49, has been on the run from Lincolnton police and the Gaston County…

County unemployment rate drops almost 4 points since February ‘13

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  Staff reports   Lincoln County saw a substantial drop in its unemployment rate for February 2014, according to the latest figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday. The number dropped half a percentage point to 6.5 percent, down from 7 percent a month earlier. The…

Local artists showcase work at church’s gallery

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County community has until Monday to check out a collection of photography, handmade pottery and woodturnings by local artists on display at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The special exhibit, dubbed “Fire and Earth,” has been open to the public in the…

Meet the Candidate: Rosemary Hubbard

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  Rosemary Hubbard   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   North Carolina native and state House of Representatives Democrat candidate Rosemary Hubbard is among many in her generation that have witnessed first-hand the dramatic transformation of the Tar Heel state over the decades. “I lived in Charlotte when segregation was still…