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Calendar — 2/28/14

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Upcoming games Junior varsity games begin at 4 or 4:30 p.m., with varsity games to follow, unless otherwise noted. This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Basketball NCHSAA 1A girls playoffs, third round: Hayesville at Lincoln Charter, 7 p.m. Baseball Charlotte…

Lincolnton man, 70, shot by cop

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An incident Tuesday in which a York County Sheriff’s deputy shot an unarmed Lincoln County man during a traffic stop near Clover serves as the ninth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year, officials with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divison (SLED) said. According…

Business booming for upscale Denver restaurant

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      ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past nine months, Lincoln County residents have flocked to one of Denver’s most popular dining experiences. Since its debut last May, Chillfire Bar and Grill has become a staple in East Lincoln cuisine. Restaurant partner Jim Morasso said the restaurant has…

Shelby man hospitalized after wreck on highway

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Shelby man was rushed to a Lincolnton hospital Thursday evening after his vehicle traveled down an embankment on N.C. 150 Bypass, troopers said. Michael Harris, 60, was traveling west down the area roadway when his white Honda Accord hit a fire hydrant and…

Crooked Cherryville officers receive prison sentences

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The last three defendants in a Cherryville police scandal from 2012 were sentenced to prison today in federal court. Frankie Dellinger, 42, Wesley Clayton Golden, 41, and Mark Ray Hoyle, 40, will each spend at least the next year and a half behind bars…

Classic downtown building shows its face

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VFW awards contest winners

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Deputies investigating vehicle break-ins

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A rash of break-ins on the county’s southeastern end has deputies stumped. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said at least seven vehicles have been targeted on the 4300 block and 4700 block of East N.C. 27 along with locations along Randleman Road and Fox…

Cherryville bank reopens after bomb threat

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cherryville bank where police detonated what they believed to be a potential bomb Wednesday afternoon is back open today for business. Carolina Federal Credit Union, located at 1200 East Church Street, issued a statement Thursday morning letting the public know the facility reopened…

Criminal Charges 2-28-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Alex Preston Podskarbi, 21, of 21212 Island Forest Dr. in Cornelius was charged Feb. 24 with one count each of failure to burn headlights/tail lights, failure to stop for siren, resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer and operating…