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Police: Man reports robbery after money taken during drug deal

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  Froneberger   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An eastern Lincoln County man who told police he was robbed at gunpoint on Monday later admitted his money was taken during a planned drug deal. Timothy Paul Froneberger, of 8794 Hagars Ferry Road in Denver, called police just before 5 p.m.…

Main Street business shut down for gas leak

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Employees evacuated a downtown Lincolnton store Tuesday morning after smelling natural gas, fire officials said. Individuals at Merle Norman, located on East Main Street, called 911 around 9:30 a.m. with report of a potential gas leak. According to Lincolnton Fire Department chief Mitch Burgin,…

Board approves two new building inspectors

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to approve two new building inspector positions. According to Director of Planning and Inspections Andrew Bryant, the inspectors currently on staff are struggling to meet the county’s rising inspection demands. Currently, each inspector averages 16.2 inspections…

Clerk, Board of Commissioners candidates voice views at forum

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County residents gathered at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver on Tuesday to participate in a candidate forum for the upcoming primary election. The forum, sponsored by the East Lincoln Betterment Association, featured the Republican candidates for the county’s Board of Commissioners and…

How sweep it is

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Pitching helps Knights handle LHS By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Paul Cochrane may have forgotten he was scheduled to start, but most certainly didn’t forget how to pitch. The North Lincoln sophomore took a perfect game into the seventh inning Monday, hours after being reminded it was his turn to…

Rebels down Crest, reach semis

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Matt Bumgarner doubled home the tying run then scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch, and Chandler Jenkins closed to door as West Lincoln upset Shelby Crest 7-6 Monday in the opening round of the 2014 Shelby FCA Easter Baseball Tournament at Shelby High School. The win…

Calendar — 4/23/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball E. Lincoln vs. Padua Franciscan (Ohio) at Ripken Experience, Myrtle Beach, noon Shelby Easter tournament, at Shelby High: W. Lincoln vs. S. Caldwell, 7:30 p.m. Softball Cherryville Easter tournament, at Cherryville:…

Police: Denver man admitted to reporting fake robbery, trying to buy drugs

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  Froneberger   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An eastern Lincoln County man, who told police he was robbed at gunpoint on Monday, later admitted the incident to be a planned drug deal. Timothy Paul Froneberger, of 8794 Hagars Ferry Road in Denver, called police just before 5 p.m. stating…

The toughest Easter Egg on the block

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West Lincoln senior headed to U.S. Air Force Academy

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer West Lincoln High School senior Matthew Mault is one of 1,200 students from across the country that will begin their college undergraduate career with the United States Air Force Academy this fall. “Well, my granddad was in the Coast Guard, and he always talked about that…