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Wise, West Lincoln open SD-7 play with win over Lincolnton

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– West Lincoln didn’t pound the softball, but with the way Cassidy Wise was pitching the Rebels didn’t have to. Wise struck out 13 and scattered a trio of singles in seven stellar innings to lift one-hit West Lincoln to a 3-0 win over…

March is National Nutrition Month

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest columnist This month created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and physical activity habits. Juliana Whitaker, childcare health consultant for Lincoln County, works to improve the health, safety and nutrition of children ages birth to five…

Criminal Charges — 3-12-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Victoria Lynn Chavis, 21, of 1305 E. Broad Ave. in Rockingham was charged March 7 with one count of DWI. No bond was set. Deana Kay Shaw, 44, of 7056 N.C. 182 in Cherryville was charged March 7 with one count…

NL softball downs South Iredell, stays unbeaten

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Hollyn Franklin tossed a one-hitter and Jayden Maddox homered as North Lincoln downed visiting South Iredell 2-0 on Tuesday in the North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference opener for both teams. Courtney Trickle and Peyton Wilson had two hits each for the Knights, who stayed undefeated on the year. Franklin…

Around Town — 3-12-14

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WEDNESDAY Pottery showcase The Lincoln County Senior Pottery Showcase will be on display through March 28 at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9055(704) 732-9055 or (704) 736-8410(704) 736-8410. Line dancing  The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in…

Calendar — 3/12/14

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Upcoming games Junior varsity games begin at 4 or 4:30 p.m., with varsity games to follow, unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln and West Lincoln do not have JV softball teams. This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball N. Lincoln at…

Obituaries — 3-12-14

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Mortimer Flohr Mortimer Flohr, age 89, of 1916 Old Farm Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Flohr was born June 10, 1924, in New York City, N.Y. to the late Bernard and Rose Flohr. He served in the…

Deputies: Maiden man sexually assaulted teen girl

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Barry George Fredell JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer A 26-year-old felon is in court today on an accusation he inapropriately touched a teen girl last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Barry George Fredell, of 4132 Biggerstaff Road, on Friday. According to the arrest warrant, the Sheriff’s Office said,…

Board of Ed. to consider plans for Asbury, ELHS projects

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER  Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education members will discuss four Design-Build proposals for school renovations at their meeting Tuesday night. Last week, board members heard presentations from firms G.L. Wilson Building Company of Statesville, Matthews Construction of Conover, R.J. Leeper Construction of Charlotte and Hickory…

Walk like a champion

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    Local boxer aims at pro career, positive influence   MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Kenneth Nixon, III was destined to be a boxer. His grandfather and great uncle were both Navy boxers and his brother, J.R. Young, fought professionally. Now Nixon, 23, is carrying on the family tradition. He…