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New organization hopes to prepare women for work force

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer More than a year of research and planning and an approval to become an N.C. nonprofit corporation were all in hopes by organizers of Lincoln Ready to Work to prepare women for the work force. This fall, they hope those efforts will pay off. Lincoln Ready…

Police clarify circumstances of shooting at party

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have shed additional light on details regarding a shooting earlier this month at a child’s birthday party in Lincolnton. The Times-News reported last week that Lance Scott Tuno, 26, of 1496 Tin Lane in Lincolnton, allegedly shot a man in the abdomen during a dispute…

Schools to look at way to boost teacher jobs

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education will consider Wednesday whether to approve a program that could fund more teaching positions in the county, the Local Education Agency Adjustment Reduction. The board’s Budget and Finance Committee previously discussed the $2.8 million allotment the reduction would provide in…

Cash Mob celebrates Independents

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Woman charged with taking employer’s jewelry

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies placed a Mecklenburg County woman behind bars last week after accusations that she took more than $30,000 in jewelry from an eastern Lincoln County home where deputies said she worked as a housekeeper for nearly a decade and a half. Mubeen Khan Davis,…

Sheriff’s Explorer Post headed for Colorado

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 will be Colorado-bound this weekend for the group’s inaugural trip to the 2012 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference. Explorer Post 700, established in the county in April 2008 for teens 14 and up interested in pursuing a law…

Merger of mental-health groups completed

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A merger more than a year in the making of three local management entities (LMEs) working with mental-health care and related issues became effective July 1 and will now be serving citizens in eight different counties, including Lincoln County. As the Times-News previously reported, Gastonia-based Pathways…

Stroupe uncontested for re-election to Soil & Water

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Filing for the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation Board ended Friday at noon, with only one candidate having filed for a seat. Pamela M. Stroupe of Lincolnton, an incumbent on the board, filed for another term as one of three elected members. Hers is the…

Cardinals fall to Shelby in Game 5

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor SHELBY — The Lincoln County Cardinals exited the American Legion Area IV playoffs in the first round with a Game 5 loss to Shelby Post 82 5-4 on Sunday. Shelby held a 2-0 lead in the series headed into the weekend, but the Cardinals won Friday’s…

73rd Anniversary

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