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The quest for human-interest stories

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor “We need to get more human-interest stories in the paper.” Newspaper editors hear that one frequently. The exact words may vary a little: “I’ve got some good news for you to print in the paper for a change.” A lot of people who come to the…

Obituaries — 10-1-12

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Cleo Rita Aurore LaPointe Grinsted CHERRYVILLE — Cleo Rita Aurore LaPointe Grinsted, age 74, of Carolina Care Center in Cherryville, and formerly of Lincolnton, died on Sunday, September 30, 2012. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ohio. Mrs. Grinsted was born October 8, 1937 in…

Rivalry games all around, Knights battle for first win

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Mustangs host Wolves, Rebels travel to face Ironmen MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Game of the Week: Lincolnton Wolves (2-4, 1-1 SPC) at East Lincoln Mustangs (6-0, 2-0 SPC) The Lincolnton Wolves know they have another huge test this week when they travel to face the undefeated East Lincoln Mustangs. Lincolnton…

Burgin named new city fire chief

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “I am eager to get started,” newly-appointed city fire chief Mitch Burgin told the Times-News on Thursday. City Manager Jeff Emory named Burgin on Thursday to replace outgoing Fire Chief Mike Lee. Burgin served the last four years as assistant fire chief but has been with…

Deputies: Drugs found in car lead to 2 arrests

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies discovered marijuana inside a suspicious-looking vehicle Wednesday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of two Lincolnton men, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Forest Jay Cogdill, 20, of 2405 Skyview Lane, and Edward Leroy York IV, 20, of 135 S. J. Crawford Road, were both charged…

Lincoln SATs lag behind NC, US

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Charter school SAT scores through the roof AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Though the number of students who took the Standardized Assessment Test (SAT) increased from the 2010-2011 school year in Lincoln County and across the state, local public high school students performed — on average — slightly lower or about…

A taste of Denver Days

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Pigskin Picks — 9/28/12

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The Lincoln Times-News panel of Lincoln County football observers selects game winners and scores for each Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference football game each week. Week 7 games: Lincolnton at East Lincoln West Lincoln at Cherryville North Lincoln at Highland Tech Bessemer City at Lake Norman Charter Wild card: Panthers at…

SPC Football Standings

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East Lincoln Overall: 6-0 SPC: 2-0 Lake Norman Charter Overall: 5-0 SPC: 2-0 Cherryville Overall: 3-3 SPC: 2-0 West Lincoln Overall: 3-3 SPC: 1-1 Lincolnton Overall: 2-4 SPC: 1-1 Highland Tech Overall: 0-5 SPC: 0-2 North Lincoln Overall: 0-6 SPC: 0-2 Bessemer City Overall: 0-6 SPC: 0-2…

County UDO due for a big makeover

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A series of amendments to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance aimed at easing regulations will be a topic of discussion during a public hearing at Monday night’s meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. A total of 14 amendments are up for consideration. They are…