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Burke named to Southern gospel music hall of fame

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A lifelong love of music, an outgoing personality and someone who would do anything to help another person, are among the ways Charles Burke will be remembered by his loved ones and former-colleagues, and factors that recently helped the late Maiden resident to become…

Obits 10-15-12

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Billy Dean ‘Blossom’ Smith Mr. Billy Dean “Blossom” Smith, age 79, of 1869 Arrowood Lane in Lincolnton, died on Friday, October 12, 2012. His funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Pastor Darrell Setzer officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn…

Unbeaten Knights, Mustangs fight for SPC domination today

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Game of the Week: East Lincoln Mustangs (8-0, 4-0 SPC) at Lake Norman Charter Knights (7-0, 4-0 SPC) The only unbeaten teams left in the Southern Piedmont Conference battle for the top spot today. “It’s a big game for both groups,” East Lincoln head coach Mike…

Lincoln Times-News Pigskin Picks

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The Lincoln Times-News panel of Lincoln County football observers selects game winners and scores for each Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference football game each week. Week 8 games: North Lincoln at West Lincoln East Lincoln at Lake Norman Charter Bessemer City at Lincolnton Cherryville at Highland Tech Maiden at East Burke…

SPC Football Standings

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East Lincoln Overall: 8-0 SPC: 4-0 Lake Norman Charter Overall: 7-0 SPC: 4-0 West Lincoln Overall: 4-4 SPC: 2-2 Cherryville Overall: 3-5 SPC: 2-2 Lincolnton Overall: 3-5 SPC: 2-2 North Lincoln Overall: 1-7 SPC: 1-3 Bessemer City Overall: 1-7 SPC: 1-3 Highland Tech Overall: 0-8 SPC: 0-4…

Results — 10/12/12

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Tennis North Lincoln’s Madeline Harrison took the singles crown in the Southern Piedmont Conference 2A tennis tournament on Wednesday. The East Lincoln doubles team of Brielle Mattner and Molli Dallin defeated North Lincoln’s Serah Haley and Maggie Blythe for the doubles title. Harrison defeated North Lincoln teammate Holly Vernon for…

Schedules — 10/12/12

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Football West Lincoln hosts North Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. today. Lincolnton hosts Bessemer City at 7:30 p.m. today. East Lincoln travels to Lake Norman Charter at 7:30 p.m. today.…

Deputies: Intruder fled in owner’s vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies apprehended a Catawba County man, who’s been accused of breaking into a Lincoln County residence, following a vehicular chase Tuesday down Gastonia Highway, the Sheriff’s Office said. A resident of Laboratory Road called 911 to report spotting a group of men in his driveway around…

Atkins resigns as county’s planning chief

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County Planning Director Kelly Atkins will be stepping down from his post after deciding to enter the private sector. Atkins has accepted a position that was offered to him, with his last day in county government to be Oct. 24, as was announced in a…

Elections director: Candidate wants out

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Board of Education member George Dellinger does not plan to serve another term even if voters choose him in next month’s election, Lincoln County Elections Director Bill Beam told the Times-News late Thursday. Beam said Dellinger has notified the Board of Elections of his desire to…