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West Lincoln “Rebel Navy” JROTC earns 2013 “Distinguished Unit” award

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The 10th annual Blue/Gold Award Ceremony held on May 16 was highlighted with the announcement of the “Rebel Navy” as a NJROTC Area SIX Distinguished Unit for the second-consecutive year. This prestigious award is earned by 30 percent of Navy JROTC units nationwide. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in academic,…

Around Town — 6-17-13

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TODAY George Wood reception Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will host a retirement reception 5 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton for County Manager George Wood, who will be retiring the end of June. TUESDAY Eye seminar Graystone Eye will host a free refractive surgery seminar 6 p.m. at…

10 years ago: A jewelry heist scare

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist As told by Carol Self: Owners of Estate Jewelers in Lincolnton, Carol and David Self are always aware of the importance of safety and security.  Carol tells me that David has seen to it that they have the highest level of security available. The following story…

Criminal Charges — 6-17-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Coley Phillip Craft, 42, of 490 Calvary Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton was charged June 11 with one count of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Angela V. Morrissette, 19, of 3949 Biggerstaff Rd. in Maiden was charged June…

Cardinals beat Queen City 10-2

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Lincoln County maintains first place in Eastern Division Staff report The Lincoln County Cardinals pulled off a 10-2 win over the Queen City Mustangs at East Lincoln High School on Saturday. The Cardinals scored in every inning but two, and held a 4-0 lead after the second. Right-hander Justin Norton…

Schedules — 6/17/13

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American Legion baseball Carolina Heat hosts Lincoln County for a doubleheader at 5 p.m. Tuesday.…

Results — 6/17/13

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American Legion baseball Cherryville defeated Caldwell County 6-2 on Friday. Burke County defeated Cherryville 4-3 on Saturday. Cherryville defeated Asheville 10-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Senior bowling June 13 Results High Game Scratch:  Ken Fair 240, Donna Bowlin 200; Year to date: Ken Fair 279,…

Elementary students may soon be wearing uniforms

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Battleground Elementary School will have to wait a little longer to see if it will be allowed to move forward with a request to pilot a school-uniform program next year. The idea, presented during a Lincoln County Board of Education committee meeting last week, was a…

Man gets five years for coke

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden man and area cocaine dealer was sentenced this week to five years in federal prison for trafficking the drug in Lincoln County two years ago, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in North Carolina’s Western district. County drug investigators said the now-defunct Sheriff’s…

Deputies bust up meth lab

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer At least three Maiden residents have been charged with possessing items for making methamphetamine at a residential property west of U.S. 321, near the county’s northern end, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Those charged in the incident include Angela V. Morrissette, 20, and Sara Elizabeth…