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Sex offense suspect pleads to kidnapping

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln man who formerly worked at schools in Denver and a church in Cherryville pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to second-degree kidnapping in a Lincoln County Superior courtroom, court officials said. Brandon James Carter will spend 22 to 36 months behind bars for a…

Obituaries 1-11-13

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Bryon Lee ‘Nick’ Anthony Bryon Lee “Nick” Anthony, 68, of River Hill Tr., died January 8, 2013 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville. He was born on July 28, 1944 in Gaston County, a son of the late Floyd Burton and Ruby Ledford Anthony. Nick enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing,…

Around Town — 1/11/13

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FRIDAY Senior fitness The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, is currently offering senior fitness classes for ages 55 and up. For more information on class schedules and costs, call (704) 922-2170 or visit gastongov.com. Classes are also offered at Flint-Groves Baptist Church and All Saints Episcopal…

Criminal charges — 1/11/13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jessica Lyn Edwards, 22, of 1203 Black Rd. in Cherryville was charged Jan. 4 with one count of larceny. No bond was set. Trevor Kiernan Omara, 18, of 8543 Jacobs Fork River Rd. in Vale was charged Jan. 5 with one…

Local basketball teams prep for county rivalries today

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Wolves host Mustangs, Knights travel to West Lincoln MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Prep basketball fans in Lincoln County won’t have to travel far to catch local teams in important Southern Piedmont Conference rivalry games today. The Lincolnton Wolves host the East Lincoln Mustangs and the North Lincoln Knights travel to…

Hallman signs with Emmanuel College

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North Lincoln senior Neely Hallman signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Emmanuel College in Georgia on a track and cross-country scholarship on Wednesday. Hallman has been part of a North Lincoln team that has won four regional titles in a row and has finished in the top three…

Sports Briefs — 1/11/13

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Buck Dellinger Tournament The 10th annual Buck Dellinger Memorial Basketball Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at West Lincoln Middle School. All four Lincoln County middle school teams will participate in the event, with proceeds going to the Buck Dellinger Memorial Fund to provide two scholarships to West Lincoln…

Schedules — 1/11/13

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Basketball Lincolnton hosts East Lincoln today. West Lincoln hosts North Lincoln today. Wrestling West Lincoln hosts North Lincoln today. Lincolnton hosts East Lincoln at 5 p.m. today. West Lincoln hosts North Lincoln at 6 p.m. today.…

Results — 1/11/13

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Senior bowling January 10 Results High Game Scratch:  Drew Bunton 244, Joyce Allum 189; Year to date: Ralph Dutcher 279, Nelia Winters 231 High Series Scratch: Carl Pope 633, Lavon Keener 485; Year to date: Ken Fair 713, Nelia Winters 586 High Game HC: Drew Bunton 270, Joyce Allum 258;…

Former church leader takes plea deal over sex offense

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A former Cherryville church leader pleaded guilty to second-degree kidnapping Wednesday morning in a Lincoln County Superior courtroom, Clerk of Court officials said. Brandon James Carter of Lincolnton will spend 22 to 36 months behind bars for a sex-related incident involving a 13-year-old girl at a Lincoln County residence in…