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LCS girls, EL boys open playoffs at home

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The NCHSAA released its pairings for the state basketball playoffs on Saturday, and three Lincoln County teams qualified. Both the boys and girls teams played their way to their inaugural trip to the state postseason, and East Lincoln’s boys will join them when the state playoffs begin today.…

LMS takes unbeaten record into tourney

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By KEN BRADLEY LTN Correspondent With just minutes to play in a game earlier this season, a Lincolnton Middle School boys basketball player was whistled for a blocking foul along the sideline. Wildcats head coach Matt Hovis jumped off the bench, signaled for his player’s attention and urged him to…

Calendar — 2/24/14

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Upcoming games Not all schools have responded to a request for spring sports schedules. Spring sports may officially begin on Wednesday: Today Basketball NCHSAA 1A girls playoffs, first round: Highland Tech at Lincoln Charter, 6 p.m. NCHSAA 1A boys playoffs, first round: Lincoln Charter at Highlands, 7 p.m. NCHSAA 2A…

Shrum named North 321 Volunteer Fireman of the Year

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Around Town — 2-24-14

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MONDAY College orientation Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through Feb. 27 in room 118 of the Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The class is for students interested in obtaining a GED…

Gaston College seeking nominees for Altrusa Award

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Gaston College is seeking nominations for its 2014 Altrusa Award for Excellence. Established by Altrusa International of Gastonia through the Gaston College Foundation, the award seeks to reward a fulltime Gaston College faculty or staff member. Award recipients are recognized with a cash prize. The college…

Criminal Charges — 2-24-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Lloyd Allen Roark Jr., 20, of 1938 Peeler Rd. in Vale was charged Feb. 19 with one count of assault on a female. No bond was set. Harley Marie Davis, 18, of 1938 Peeler Rd. in Vale was charged Feb. 19…

Obituaries — 2-24-14

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Edith Leatherman Boyles NEWTON — Edith Lorene Leatherman Boyles, age 93, of Newton passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.  Born January 25, 1921 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Russell B. and Laura Wise Leatherman.  Mrs. Boyles was a…

My own unforgettable moment

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist This week I’m giving you my moment because it’s one I will definitely never forget. My husband and I were given a cruise several months ago and we had to take it before Feb. 28. Our anniversary is March 4, so we chose the week of…

Title game bound

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EL boys knock off Warriors By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor HICKORY –– As ugly as its offense was, East Lincoln’s defense and rebounding were things of beauty. The Mustangs overcame a poor shooting night by clearing the boards and getting stops when they needed, and they knocked off the only…