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Lincolnton falls to Shelby in OT

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves varsity soccer team played two 40-minute halves against the Shelby Golden Lions on Monday to a 0-0 tie. Though not typical in regular-season or nonconference games, the teams agreed beforehand to play at least two 10-minute overtime periods if the game…

Players of the Week: Week 1

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Lincolnton Wolves Offense: Sophomore Chavis Russell led the Lincolnton ground attack with 16 carries for 34 yards against Maiden. Defense: Junior lineman Justice Charles recovered a fumble and returned it 27 yards for Lincolnton’s first touchdown. East Lincoln Mustangs Offense: Senior quarterback Garrett Young threw for 351 yards on 26…

Lincoln County stat leaders: Week 1

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Rushing (Team): West Lincoln, 260 yards Rushing (Individual): Daniel Davila (WL), 28-139 yards, touchdown Passing: Garrett Young (EL) 26-34-0 351 yards, touchdown Receiving: Chaz Surratt (EL) 8-127 yards, touchdown Points For: East Lincoln, 35 Points Allowed: Lincolnton, 7…

Southern Piedmont Conference 1A/2A football standings: through Week 1

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Lincolnton Overall: 1-0 Conference: 0-0 East Lincoln Overall: 1-0 Conference: 0-0 West Lincoln Overall: 1-0 Conference: 0-0 North Lincoln Overall: 0-1 Conference: 0-0 Cherryville Overall: 0-1 Conference: 0-0 Bessemer City Overall: 0-1 Conference: 0-0 Highland Tech Overall: 0-1 Conference: 0-0…

Criminal Charges — 8-22-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Malinda LeeAnn Gajus, 35, of 3128 Blandwood in Maiden was charged Aug. 18 with one count of possession of drug equipment/paraphernalia. She was released on a written promise. Joseph Charlie Green III, 34, of 3128 Blandwood Ln. in Maiden was charged…

Police investigate woman’s death; autopsy suggests natural causes

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON and FRANK TAYLOR Times-News staff Police said Tuesday afternoon they have ruled out homicide in the case of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found late Monday inside her Lincolnton apartment. A teen boy found Selina Shephard face down on the floor sometime between 1 p.m. and 1:30…

Federal loans should be up to students

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor My son was going back to college following a couple of years off from school to work. After applying and being approved for federal student loans, he’d come up with a good plan to put some of the loan money toward a used vehicle he’d need…

Schedules — 8/22/12

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JV football Lincolnton hosts South Point at 7 p.m. Thursday. North Lincoln hosts Maiden at 7 p.m. Thursday. East Lincoln travels to Hopewell at 7 p.m. Thursday. Soccer East Lincoln hosts Bandys at 6:30 p.m. today. North Lincoln and East Lincoln both travel to the Ramblewood Soccer Complex for tournament…

Commissioners split 3-2 on pay raise for Wood

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Arena: Wanted smaller increase SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners decided in a split vote Monday night to give County Manager George Wood a 3 percent pay raise. The decision came after a closed-session discussion regarding Wood’s evaluation, resulting in a 3-2 vote, with Commissioner George…

Reflecting on old-timey words and phrases

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CHARLES EUREY Guest columnist I am always amazed when I sit and think of the many words we used to use that we don’t often hear anymore. The fact is though that many times they conveyed our thoughts and feelings far better than anything we can think of today. We…