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Mustangs cruise in first round

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MICHAEL HUGHES Special to the LTN DENVER — It was no contest from the beginning at David Clark Stadium. Unbeaten and top-seeded East Lincoln poured it on in Friday’s first round of the NCHSAA 2AA state playoffs, waltzing through a 55-7 thrashing of 16-seed Smoky Mountain. East Lincoln (12-0) will…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/17/14

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Today No games scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 18 Basketball South Point at Lincoln Charter N. Lincoln at Bandys Fred T. Foard at W. Lincoln Wrestling E. Lincoln, N. Meck at Forestview Wednesday, Nov. 19 Basketball Newton-Conover at Lincoln Charter Thursday, Nov. 20 No games scheduled Friday, Nov. 21 Basketball Lincoln Charter…

BALLARD: Elsie Hoffman Keever’s TV memories

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Elsie Hoffman Keever told me that in the good old days her husband, Herman, his brothers, Charlie and Glenn, and the Laney, Shrum and Walker boys would ride double on bikes three miles to town on Saturday afternoon to see a western movie. They carried a…

Battleground teachers receive supplies through nonprofit group

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Staff report A nationwide charity focused on putting school supplies in the hands of teachers and students awarded three Battleground Elementary educators with nearly $5,000 in supplies that aim to aid elementary school students with literacy expansion. Teachers Erica Priest, Tiffany Pacheco and Lori Johnson submitted requests through DonorsChoose.org, a…

Arts Council opens photography contest

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Staff report The Arts Council of Lincoln County is calling for all amateur photographers to participate in its annual amateur photography competition. Entrants and competition winners will take part in an open reception and an awards presentation as well as an exhibition in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries of…

Around Town — 11-17-14

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TODAY Board of Trustees Meeting The Gaston College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. in the Myers Board Room on the second floor of the Dallas Campus. For more information, please call (704) 922 – 6215. Lincoln Charter School Board Meeting Lincoln Charter School will hold their monthly…

Obituaries — 11-17-14

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Carlene Houk Carlene Joan Martin Houk, 52, of Maiden died November 14, 2014. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date. Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Houk family. Lottie Marie Cook Brittain Lottie Marie Cook Brittain, 77, of Vale died November 15, 2014. A graveside service…

UPDATE: Missing man found

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Staff report A missing Lincoln County man was found in Key West, Florida on Sunday. Jeffrey Odis Hoyle, 55, of 2033 Cabin Lane in Stanley, was reported missing by his family on Nov. 6. The Lincoln County Communications Center was notified by the Key West Police Department around 3:15 p.m.…

Criminal Charges — 11-17-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Autumn Dawn Buckland, 33, of 4639 NC 73 Highway was charged Nov. 13 with one count each of surrender of surety and no operator license. An unknown bond amount was set. Guadalupe Bernal, 35, of 1600 Buck Court in Lincolnton was…

Tillis takes a shot at Denver Defense range grand opening

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Republican senator-elect praises state’s small businesses ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first upscale indoor shooting range officially opened its doors to the public with a bang Saturday morning. Rather than a traditional ribbon cutting, Denver Defense opted for a “Ribbon Shooting,” inviting U.S. Senator-elect Thom Tillis to serve as…