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Students see snakes up close

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Library hosts ‘Snakes Alive’ for curious kids JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer From an Australian Bearded Dragon named “Hector” to a 13-foot long Burmese python named “Rosie,” snakes and reptiles came “alive” for a crowd of more than 300 elementary-aged children Tuesday at locations in both Lincolnton and Denver. The Lincoln…

Iron Station man to plead guilty in $1 million Ponzi scheme swindle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Federal officials said an Iron Station man has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud after a criminal bill of information was filed against him Monday for running a nearly five-year Ponzi scheme that drew in at least $1 million. C. David Wright, a former school…

Local sixth-grader raises money for church member suffering from cancer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “She’s truly my angel,” Lincoln County resident Joyce Hoyle said about 10-year-old fellow church-goer Raemy Wensil, of Iron Station. For at least the last week, the rising sixth-grader has been working with friends to make “Angel Bows” to raise money for cancer treatment for “Maw Maw…

Life lost in Sherrills Ford ATV crash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An ATV crash near the Lincoln / Catawba County line Monday morning claimed one individual’s life, troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said. The victim, whom various news media outlets said was 30-year-old Joseph Hall, was traveling down Slanting Bridge Road, near Tradewinds Drive…

Cardinals come up short against Heat 13-3

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Lincoln County logs seven hits in mercy-rule defeat Staff report The Lincoln County Cardinals fell to the eighth-place Carolina Heat 13-3 in seven innings in Area IV Eastern Division action on Monday at Newton-Conover High School. The Heat out-hit the Cardinals 13-7 and posted four runs in the second inning…

Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame class announced

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame will inducted its class of 2013 at a banquet and ceremony at the James Warren Citizens Center at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets to the event are $25 and include a meal, a program and a one-year general membership that entitles individuals…

Boger City team wins tournament

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The Boger City 8U All-Star team won the 2013 NC Dixie Youth District 3AA Tournament. The team moves on to the 2013 Dixie Youth AA State Tournament at Hope Mills beginning July 5. Pictured are (front, from left) Hayden Tabor, Evan Stanley, Andrew Secrest, Derick Rathbone, Luke Harrill, Jordan Truesdale,…

Results — 6/26/13

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American Legion baseball Hendersonville defeated Cherryville 9-6 on Tuesday.…

Schedules — 6/26/13

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American Legion baseball Lincoln County hosts Union County at 7 p.m. today at East Lincoln High School. Cherryville travels to Haywood for a doubleheader at 5 p.m. today. Lincoln County hosts the Gaston Braves at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Lincoln High School. Cherryville hosts Rutherford at 7 p.m. Thursday.…

Iron Station man accused of orchestrating Ponzi scheme, taking over $1 million

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Federal officials said an Iron Station man has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud after a criminal bill of information was filed against him Monday for running a nearly five-year Ponzi scheme that drew in at least $1 million. C. David Wright, a former school teacher,…