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Lincoln County wrestlers place high

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Staff report The West Lincoln Rebels took second place in the Southern District 7 conference wrestling tournament Saturday. Keaton Norman took first place in the 120 lb. class by pinning Austin Scott of Newton-Conover. East Lincoln’s Travis Bowman won the 285 lb. class with a decision over Tyler Putnam of…

Criminal Charges — 2-1-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Tesha Darlene Lancaster, 35, of 114 Carpenter St. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 22 with one count of resist, delay and obstruction of a public officer. A $1,000 bond was set. Wesley Britt Uzzell, 25, of 5585 Old Plank Rd. in…

Obituaries — 2-1-16

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Jose Manuel Monge Jose Manuel Monge, age 78, of Lincolnton died Friday, January 29, 2016. His funeral will be 10 a.m. today, February 1, 2016 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Father David Miller officiating. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016…

Newton-Conover takes control after halftime break

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor NEWTON – The West Lincoln boys got off to a good start Friday night, holding Newton-Conover to eight first quarter points by forcing numerous turnovers and controlling the defensive rebounds. In fact, Newton-Conover could only produce nineteen points in the opening half, connecting on just eight…

Local Sports Roundup

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Boys Basketball: East Lincoln 84, Bunker Hill 49 At Bunker Hill, the Mustangs opened up a 30-7 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 84-49 victory over the Bears to remain undefeated. East Lincoln (10-0, 16-0) was led by junior Sage Surratt, who poured in 32 points. Surratt…

SD-7 Wrestling Tournament Results

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106 Results 1st Place Spenser Harris (NC) d. Cayman Carpenter (BH) 3rd Place Desmen Jefferies (L) p. Ethan Stewart (WL) 113 Results 1st Place Keaten Silva (Maiden) over Jake Clary (WL) (Inj.). 3rd Place Luis de la Riva (WC) d Jayden Kimsey (NC) 120 Results 1st Place Keaton Norman (WL)…

No. 2 UNC rolls to 12th straight win, 89-62 over BC

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CHAPEL HILL (AP) — No. 2 North Carolina kept taking the ball from Boston College. Marcus Paige finally saw it go through the net. The Tar Heels won their 12th straight game, forcing a season-best 23 turnovers in an 89-62 victory over the Eagles on Saturday. Paige had 12 points…

OUR VIEW — Raids against IS hit in wrong country

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The foreign policy motto of President Barack Obama’s administration must be “Too Little, Too Late.” According to The New York Times, “the United States has carried out at least a dozen operations — including commando raids and airstrikes — in the past three weeks against militants in Afghanistan aligned with…

Help children’s health by closing the coverage gap

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ROB THOMPSON Guest Columnist University researchers at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health recently released a new study showing the profound benefits of expanding health coverage to uninsured, low-income adults in the health care coverage gap. The study compares the health of low-income adults in states that have expanded…

Reader’s Forum — 2-2-16

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County needs leadership to make shelter no-kill In Cecelia Allran Martin’s campaign profile in Tuesday’s Lincoln Times News, she blames the public “for bringing sick and injured animals to the shelter.” She tries to distance herself from her own voting record by saying that she only voted to “try” the…