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Probation search nets drug charges

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  Staff report   A Lincolnton man has been arrested on drug charges following a probation search at his home. On Thursday, narcotics officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and probation officers searched the home of James Allen Harris, 52, at 112 D Street. The search yielded more than…

Office move, budget on agenda for commissioners

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lincoln County manager Kelly Atkins said two separate special called meetings this week are a product of scheduling conflicts. It was announced on Thursday that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners would meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the possible relocation of…

State OKs West Lincoln liquor store

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Residents of western Lincoln County will no longer have to drive to Cherryville or make the trek to Lincolnton to legally purchase liquor. Last week, North Carolina’s ABC Board approved the store, which will be located at the intersection of Highway 27 West and…

Spelling bee with a cause set for Tuesday

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   For the 18th time, adult groups of four will take part in an annual spelling bee at the James Warren Citizen Center in Lincolnton on Tuesday night. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation are partnering in…

Criminal Charges — 3-23-15

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brandon Thomas Shepple, 23, of 3339 Old Country Ln. in Claremont was charged Mar. 13 with one count of probation violation. Rebecca Henderson Black, 57, of 3542 Navajo Dr. in Maiden was charged Mar. 13 with one count of simple…

Project seeks information on Vietnam veteran

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Janna Hoehn is looking for Ray Nixon. More specifically, she’s looking for a photo of Nixon, one of 11 Lincoln County soldiers to die in the Vietnam War. Hoehn, a Maui florist, has spent the last six years tracking down photos of Vietnam…

Schedule

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    This list of events may not include schedule changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times are varsity start times, unless otherwise noted: Today Baseball Lincoln Charter at SouthLake Christian, 4 p.m. (JV only) N. Lincoln at Shelby, 7 p.m. Boys golf NP3A/4A match at…

Ferguson’s two grand slams propel Rebels

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS   Madison Ferguson will soon be in the N.C. High School Athletic Association softball record books. The West Lincoln slugger had two grand slams in one inning Friday as the Rebels routed visiting West Caldwell 19-3 on Friday. Ferguson’s accomplishment tied two state records, according to the NCHSAA’s…

Wilson’s night

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  Senior hurls 1-hitter, homers in win     RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor   PUMPKIN CENTER — In a softball matchup between county rivals East Lincoln and North Lincoln, Peyton Wilson stole the show. The senior hurler tossed a one-hitter, and added a two-run home run for good measure as the…

SWAT team deployed after man threatened officers on Facebook

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        A Maiden man was arrested in a raid by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team on Wednesday after threatening to kill law enforcement and probation officers. “The incident started on March 12, when probation/parole officers conducted a probation search at the home of Timothy Lee…