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East Lincoln brings home another trophy

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Board to vote on county manager

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will hear a motion to approve an employment contract with interim county manager Kelly Atkins to serve as county manager at a meeting tonight. Atkins would receive a salary of $110,000 per year during the term of the contract, according to…

Toys for Tots continues to make impact for local kids

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Over 100 large red bags stuffed with five toys each fill what was once a classroom in a schoolhouse built in 1922 that serves as a meeting place for Lincoln County veterans. In it’s current state, the aging structure off of Highway 27 looks more like…

Fun at the Cat Square Parade

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STATE CHAMPIONS

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Mustangs hold off Pam Pack for second title in three years RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — All season long East Lincoln has taken each opponent’s best shot and survived. The Mustangs’ latest turn-back resulted in a state championship. Chazz Surratt accounted for 287 yards and two scores, but it was…

‘Team’ effort leads to another perfect season

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — East Lincoln proved in winning Saturday’s state championship that it’s only identity this season was just that — winning. Most of the season it seemed as if the Mustangs’ offense couldn’t be stopped, but when it was, their defense was able to hold off teams to…

East Lincoln’s defense can finally rest

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s defense can finally rest. The Mustangs members charged with stopping the opposition got very little rest this season, but it was all by design. And that design led to a state title. Most teams value time of possession, but not East Lincoln. In fact,…

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP NOTEBOOK — Late goal line stand by Pam Pack benefits Mustangs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — To score or not to score? That was the question East Lincoln faced with a one-point lead and first-and-goal at the Washington 7 late in the fourth quarter on Saturday. Mustangs quarterback Chazz Surratt had four runs totaling 54 yards to put them at the…

HIGH SCHOOLS — Wolves sweep Rebels in league hoops openers

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DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent Lincolnton placed five players in double figures Friday night and pulled away from rival West Lincoln in the second half on its way to a 62-47 victory in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference opener for both teams at Lincolnton. Good perimeter shooting in the…

At 93, Doug Mayes still finds hope in tomorrow

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Legendary newscaster reflects on music, journalism, love and family PHIL PERRY Staff Writer If there were ever a renaissance man roaming the earth in search of truth, adventure and a good laugh, his name would be Doug Mayes. It would be hard to describe a man with such a diverse…