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County fee against city for 911, animal control makes sense The double taxation increase that Tom Hawk wrote about may need some clarification. Sure, it is a mutual agreement between the city and the county, but I don’t believe there is any state law that relates to this matter. It…

Iron Station man named to state banking commission

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Matt Hunoval, an Iron Station resident and founder of a Charlotte-based law firm, has been appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to serve as a member of North Carolina’s State Banking Commission. The commission, consisting of the State Treasurer and 14 appointed members, works together with the…

Sheriff’s Office: Three Gaston Co. residents stole items from Alexis man’s outbuildings, trailer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three Gaston County residents are accused of breaking into two storage buildings and a trailer Wednesday morning on the southeastern end of Lincoln County. One of the suspects even used a vehicle to injure the homeowner in the incident, deputies said. The victim contacted the Communications…

Back to basics

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EL’s Savoie signs with D-II Eagles By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Nick Savoie really blossomed as a baseball player during his final two years at East Lincoln. He hopes to do the same at Carson-Newman University. The lone senior on this year’s Mustangs squad recently signed his national…

Cherryville drops its Senior Legion opener

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Clover (S.C.) Post 38 had a big sixth inning Monday and used it to hand Cherryville Post 100 a 12-6 loss in its Senior American Legion baseball season opener. Post 100 led 5-4 after scoring two runs in the fourth, but was outscored 8-1 the final five frames.…

Calendar — 5/28/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Gaston Braves, 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Lincolnton Post 30 at Gastonia, 7 p.m. N. Lincoln Blue at Cherryville 4 p.m. N. Lincoln Black at Cherryville, 7…

Obituaries — 5-28-14

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Ava Ninghua Chang Ava Ninghua Chang, 65, of Dallas, Tex., formerly of Denver died Saturday May 24, 2014.  She was born in Nanjing, China South Capital July 10, 1948.  Coming from Communist China, she loved and appreciated the good life America had to offer.  Her family became US citizens and worked…

OUR VIEW — There are better options than insurance cuts

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Lincolnton’s City Council heard during a budget work session that cuts might have to be made to public employees’ spousal insurance plans to save around $250,000 for the city coffers. City Manager Jeff Emory told council members that the city has faced a 25-percent increase in the cost of premiums,…

Criminal Charges 5-28-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Swandy A. Ramirez Turcios, 21, of 3430 Mission Dr. in Lincolnton was charged May 23 with one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. A $2,000 secured bond was set. Tina…

Officials: Vale library needs expansion

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    Board of Trustees cites lack of space, resources in presentation to commissioners     ELIZABETH HEFFNER  Staff Writer   Lincoln County Library’s Board of Trustees is asking county commissioners for their help in upgrading the library facility and services offered in western Lincoln County. At the commissioners’ May…