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Good news: 26 new jobs; Bad news: 50 jobs lost

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Tenowa announces expansion; Reports: Furniture maker closes SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Thursday brought both good and bad news for Lincoln County’s economy, with one local company announcing plans to create 26 new jobs and another reportedly halting operations and laying off 50 workers. According to multiple reports from area news…

Getting schools back on track

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Repairs under way at LHS, WLHS AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Runners at Lincolnton and West Lincoln high schools will have completely revamped tracks to use when spring track season gets under way. Both schools’ track facilities are in the process of major improvement projects. The schools shared similar issues with…

4 plead guilty in Cherryville police corruption case

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer After pleading guilty Thursday in federal court to safeguarding stolen property and proceeds from their sale in 2011, three local cops and one Cherryville resident face the prospect of serving federal sentences for their crimes. According to media reports Mark Ray Hoyle, Casey Justin Crawford, Wesley…

McCrory: Alexander to take charge of Personnel

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A Lincoln County resident was among those named Thursday to Gov.-elect Pat McCrory’s administration. Neal Alexander of Denver will serve as the director of the State Office of Personnel. The announcement came at a press conference in Raleigh, during which the former Charlotte mayor filled out…

Luck runs out for Lincoln County sweepstakes centers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Local law enforcement agencies said they cracked down this week on Internet video sweepstakes centers across the city and county following a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling last month that upheld the state’s ban on such businesses. The decision, which reversed an earlier appellate court’s ruling…

First baby of 2013

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Obituaries — 1-4-13

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Virginia Woodard Mashburn Virginia Woodard Mashburn, 85, of Lincolnton, formerly of Bryson City, went home to be with the Lord January 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Mashburn; sons, Ronnie Mashburn, Bruce Mashburn, Richard Mashburn; and daughters, Linda Mashburn and Janey Mashburn. She is survived…

Wolves fall to N. Gaston 60-50

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Cunningham scores 17 in Lincolnton’s loss to Wildcats MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor DALLAS — The Lincolnton Wolves boys varsity basketball team fell prey to spotty shooting and costly turnovers in a 60-50 loss to the North Gaston Wildcats on Wednesday. The Wolves (4-6, 1-1 SPC), in their final game before…

LHS girls whip Lady ‘Cats 50-38

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor DALLAS — The Lincolnton Lady Wolves girls varsity basketball team picked up a 50-38 win over the North Gaston Lady Wildcats in their final regular-season nonconference game on Wednesday. The Lady Wolves faced an 8-7 deficit at the end of the first quarter and were behind…

Schedules — 1/4/13

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Basketball East Lincoln hosts Bessemer City today. Lincolnton hosts Lake Norman Charter today. North Lincoln hosts Cherryville today. West Lincoln hosts Highland Tech today. Wrestling West Lincoln hosts Maiden and Bunker Hill at 5 p.m. today. Swimming East Lincoln travels to Huntersville Aquatic on Saturday.…