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Editor’s Note — We need to know who owns our politicians

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that erased some of the limits on individual campaign spending won’t produce freer or fairer elections in this country and certainly won’t increase our dismal turnout. The previous law limited individual contributions to political committees and federal candidates to an…

Around Town — 4-7-14

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TODAY Blood drive     Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Denver Fire Department, 3956 N.C. 16 in Denver. To schedule an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org. Game night                                                                                                                                           The West Lincoln Library, 5545 W. N.C. 27 in Vale, will host…

Times-News team wins advertising awards

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Criminal Charges 4-7-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  April Lynn Turner Gross, 28, of 12036 McCoy Rd. in Huntersville was charged April 2 with one count of probation violation. A $20,000 bond was set. Jake Ellis Nelson, 20, 1928 Jaya Dr. in Sherrills Ford was charged April 2…

Obituaries 4-7-14

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  Joyce King Hoyle Joyce King Hoyle, age 64, of 1312 Mirror Lake Road in Lincolnton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Pearl Baptist Church with Rev. Malcolm Ivey, Rev. Alan Wheeler,…

Sheriff’s Office: Lincoln narcs, Catawba Co. K-9 bust Charlotte man for drugs, stolen guns

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  Cathey   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Charlotte man was arrested Thursday night after narcotics investigators located more than 200 grams of marijuana and a stolen shotgun inside a Lincoln County residence, deputies said. Lincoln County Sheriff’s drug officers and a Catawba County K-9 unit responded to a home…

Around Town — 4-4-14

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FRIDAY SciVisit for students Gaston College will host a SciVisit for select Lincoln and Gaston middle school students 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dallas campus. The event will promote STEMM awareness of science, technology, engineering, math and medical through hands-on, interactive activities. For more information, call Heather Woodson…

Cruise control

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EL downs Bandys for ninth straight win By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Regardless of the length of its winning streak or the number of shutouts it has, East Lincoln’s girls soccer coach Jason Dragoon is always striving for something better. He saw the Mustangs’ best yet on Thursday.…

To the rescue

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Miller scores 4 in Eagles’ win By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– With its biggest scoring threat on a field trip Lincoln Charter needed someone else to step up. Caitlyn Miller said, “I’ll do it.” Miller scored four goals and assisted on another as the Eagles stayed unbeaten in…

NL baseball defeats Statesville in extra innings

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Alex Pickerel went 3-for-4, Gabe Ellis drove in three runs and Zac Reeder was lights out in relief as North Lincoln’s baseball team downed host Statesville 8-5 in nine innings on Wednesday. Reeder gave up an unearned run on two hits, walked three and struck out four in…