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Rebels crush Ironmen 45-14

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West Lincoln moves to 2-1 in SPC play with win JONATHAN SCRONCE Special to LTN CHERRYVILLE — West Lincoln (4-3, 2-1 Southern Piedmont Conference) defeated the Cherryville Ironmen (3-4, 2-1 SPC) 45-14 on Friday in both teams’ third conference game. The Ironmen got the first possession but were forced to…

QB Young injured in Mustangs’ 13-8 win over Wolves

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  KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN DENVER — Let’s get this out of the way first: East Lincoln beat Lincolnton, 13-8, on Friday night. It was a conference win in the county’s fiercest rivalry that kept the Mustangs undefeated on the season and likely preserved their No. 2 state ranking.…

Knights beat Rams for first win

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer GASTONIA — A late start and a wet field after a night of thunderstorms didn’t seem to dampen the North Lincoln Knights’ performance as they stomped the Highland Tech Rams Friday night 42-7. The full moon seemed to bring out a different North Lincoln team than…

Schedules — 10/1/12

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Soccer East Lincoln hosts Lincolnton at 6:30 p.m. today. West Lincoln hosts North Lincoln at 5 p.m. today. Golf Lincolnton hosts a SPC match at 2:30 p.m. today. Tennis North Lincoln hosts Ashbrook at 4 p.m. today. East Lincoln travels to Highland Tech at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Lincolnton hosts North…

Around Town — 10-1-12

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MONDAY Toastmasters The Lincolnton Toastmasters will meet 7-8:15 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, to celebrate a decade of their communication and leadership in the county. Guest speaker will be Nicol Greer, who will present “Conscious Leadership.” Living Healthy The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County…

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…