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Christine Brown Sloop

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Christine Brown Sloop, 87, of Maiden died June 25, 2012. The funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Sherrills Ford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church…

Vivian ‘Chick’ Callie Poole Hoyle

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Vivian “Chick” Callie Poole Hoyle, 68, of Cherryville died June 24, 2012. The family will hold a private service with burial to be at a later date. Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Hoyle family.  …

Around Town — 6/25/12

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Library event The Shanklin Branch Library will host a “Zombie Night” 6:30-8 p.m. Monday as part of the county library system’s summer reading program. For more information, call (704) 735-8044. Library event The West Lincoln Branch Library will host a “Monster Mash” 6-7:30 p.m. Monday as part of the county…

Cardinals beat Huntersville 12-7, lose to Queen City Mustangs 5-1

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincoln County Cardinals came out of the weekend with one win, one loss and a rainout. The Cardinals knocked off Huntersville Post 321, the top ranked team in the Area IV Eastern division, 12-7 on Friday. Lincoln County had 17 hits during the game, to…

Five inducted into local Sports Hall of Fame

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members as its Class of 2012 in a ceremony at the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Saturday. Inducted were boxer Billy Bridges, coach Lavell Hall, athlete and booster Paul Haynes, athlete Larry Sherrill and athlete Gene Shuford.…

Results — 6/25/12

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American Legion baseball Cherryville defeated Shelby 7-3 on Friday. Cherryville defeated Henderson County 8-7 on Saturday. Cherryville defeated Shelby 3-0 in 10 innings on Sunday. Punt, Pass and Kick winners Held at Lincolnton High School on June 20. Boys 8/9: 1st- Gavin Jiminez (140’5”), 2nd- Judd Harrelson (117’8”), 3rd- Isaiah…

Schedules — 6/25/12

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American Legion baseball Cherryville travels to Burke County at 6 p.m. today. Lincoln County hosts Gastonia at 7 p.m. Tuesday at East Lincoln.…

Uncertainty about virtual charter schools

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Most school officials hope courts will block online classes; others see no problem   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County Board of Education members hope courts will act to block a new virtual charter school from competing with them for students and funding on what they believe will be…

Easier to qualify for reduced price lunch

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Changes in the free and reduced lunch program in the state may save parents time and money, and could  make the process more private and efficient with the addition of new features. The income-level brackets that spell out how much families are allowed to…

Filings ensure 4 contested school board races

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   As candidate filing continues for the Lincoln County Board of Education, all four seats up for election in November will feature contested races. Filing began June 4 and will continue through noon on July 2. Up this year are seats in the new Districts…