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State NAACP leader to attend Lincolnton rally

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer In a surprise announcement, local leaders have revealed that Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, will be the guest speaker for Wednesday’s “Taking the Dream Home to Lincolnton” event. Deanna McGinnis, chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party, said she…

EMS: One dead after motorcycle crashed on N.C. 150

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A motorcycle collided with a flat-bed truck Tuesday morning in northeastern Lincoln County, killing at least one person, according to Emergency Medical Services. The incident happened just after 10 a.m. at 6905 E. N.C. 150, near Henry Dellinger Road, EMS officials said. Department of Transportation has blocked…

Deputies: Man at-large who cashed fake checks in three counties

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A man is accused of cashing fake checks this month in three area counties including Lincoln, the Sheriff’s Office said. The agency issued a press release Tuesday asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, whose image was recorded on one of the location’s video surveillance systems.…

Wolves hang on

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Botched PAT, penalties doom Knights By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln was the better team yet Lincolnton scored the most points. In the end that’s all that mattered. Sophomore quarterback Jordon Easter accounted for three scores and the Wolves escaped with a 28-27 victory on Friday in the season…

EL wins big

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Surratt accounts for 5 TDs LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS MOUNT HOLLY — It didn’t take East Lincoln long to live up to its lofty preseason ranking. Sophomore quarterback Chazz Surratt accounted for 297 total yards and five touchdowns as the Mustangs opened their season at East Gaston Friday with a 37-22 win.…

Rebels rally big, knock off Draughn

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West Lincoln’s Daniel Schesny runs up field against Valdese Draughn on Friday. Schesny returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in the Rebels’ 28-21 come-from-behind win. MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor VALE — West Lincoln head coach Tom Sain said the Rebels’ special teams were a concern for him before…

Calendar — 8/26/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for volleyball is typically 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for boys soccer. Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. Today Boys soccer Lincolnton at Hunter Huss Fred T. Foard at N. Lincoln Girls tennis PLP at Lincoln Charter Tuesday, Aug. 27 Volleyball…

Sheriff’s Office: Drug officers locate cocaine, cash inside man’s home

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Narcotics investigators seized nearly a quarter ounce of cocaine Friday from a western Lincoln County man’s residence following a six-month long investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said. Rafael Juaves Martinez, 50, of 4315 Baxter Road in Cherryville, was charged in the incident. Deputies searched…

Wilson survives first round of cuts

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS C.J. Wilson’s dream of playing in the NFL is getting closer to becoming reality. The Chicago Bears on Sunday cut 14 players and Wilson, a Lincolnton native, wasn’t one of them, the Bears reported on their website. Chicago must cut one more player by 3 p.m. Tuesday to…

NAACP to host local rally

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Local leaders of the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP gathered Friday afternoon to discuss details during a press conference for the “Taking the Dream Home to Lincolnton” rally happening Wednesday evening. Part of the “Forward Together” and “Moral Monday” movements, the rally will be…