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Schedules — 12/5/12

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Basketball Lincolnton hosts North Gaston today. East Lincoln hosts South Point today. North Lincoln hosts Maiden today. Wrestling East Lincoln travels to Southlake Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday.…

Dec. 7, 1941, a day that changed our world

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist December 7, 1941.    “A day that will live in infamy”, as President Roosevelt said in his speech before Congress, when announcing the declaration of war, on the 8th of December. The Japanese had hit our fleet at Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack that destroyed almost…

Around Town — 12/5/12

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THURSDAY Recipe swap CMC-Lincoln will host another session of “Thursday’s Treats” with a cooking and recipe swap 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (980) 212-6037. Holiday Pops concert The North Carolina Symphony will feature a Holiday Pops concert led by…

LHS Class of 1943

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The Lincolnton High School Class of 1943 met recently for their 69th annual class reunion. Pictured (left to right): first row seated are Julia McLurd Harvey, Dorothy McAllister Whitesides, Mary Lee Byers Avery and Lorene Paysour Grigg; second row seated are Frank Abernethy, Gene Carpenter and Robert “Buster” Hallman; back…

Senior games

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Lincoln County participants triumphed at the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals in Raleigh, which took place Sept. 24-30. In 1983, North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 55 years of age and better.  Lincoln County partnered…

Deputies charge 2 cocaine suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office locked up a homeless man and a Gaston County man Friday on felony drug charges, following a month-long investigation headed by the narcotics division, deputies said. Investigators were working surveillance at the Marathon gas station on East Main Street…

Patton returns to chair county commissioners

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Mitchem casts dissenting vote   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County Commissioner Alex Patton will retain his post as board chairman for the next two years, following a 4-1 vote by fellow commissioners Monday night. Commissioner Carrol Mitchem cast the sole dissenting vote. The decision came after this year’s…

Picking out a tree at local farms

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  Natural Christmas tree customers have several farms to choose from SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer For those Lincoln County residents still on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree, there shouldn’t be much road to travel. Local farms are offering up a variety of trees ready for choosing, and the…

Kiser named ‘mayor’ for Cat Square parade

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Cat Square community has named former N.C. Rep. Joe Kiser its 2012 “mayor.” Kiser, who also served as the county’s head law enforcement official from 1989 to 1994, will be featured in Saturday’s 38th annual Cat Square parade in Vale. The 79-year-old also…

Donations help Christmas fund, but Christian Ministry soup kitchen needs food

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The public has a little more than three weeks left to donate to Christian Ministry’s annual Christmas Fund, and already, the total has exceeded the organization’s target goal of $50,000. “I am encouraged,” Executive Director Susan Brymer told the Times-News on Tuesday. While numerous…