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Around Town — 3-12-14

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WEDNESDAY Pottery showcase The Lincoln County Senior Pottery Showcase will be on display through March 28 at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9055(704) 732-9055 or (704) 736-8410(704) 736-8410. Line dancing  The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in…

Calendar — 3/12/14

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Upcoming games Junior varsity games begin at 4 or 4:30 p.m., with varsity games to follow, unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln and West Lincoln do not have JV softball teams. This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball N. Lincoln at…

Obituaries — 3-12-14

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Mortimer Flohr Mortimer Flohr, age 89, of 1916 Old Farm Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Flohr was born June 10, 1924, in New York City, N.Y. to the late Bernard and Rose Flohr. He served in the…

Deputies: Maiden man sexually assaulted teen girl

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Barry George Fredell JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer A 26-year-old felon is in court today on an accusation he inapropriately touched a teen girl last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Barry George Fredell, of 4132 Biggerstaff Road, on Friday. According to the arrest warrant, the Sheriff’s Office said,…

Board of Ed. to consider plans for Asbury, ELHS projects

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER  Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education members will discuss four Design-Build proposals for school renovations at their meeting Tuesday night. Last week, board members heard presentations from firms G.L. Wilson Building Company of Statesville, Matthews Construction of Conover, R.J. Leeper Construction of Charlotte and Hickory…

Walk like a champion

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    Local boxer aims at pro career, positive influence   MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Kenneth Nixon, III was destined to be a boxer. His grandfather and great uncle were both Navy boxers and his brother, J.R. Young, fought professionally. Now Nixon, 23, is carrying on the family tradition. He…

County woman charged with dog theft

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The same day the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release asking the public’s help in locating an alleged dog thief, the suspect turned herself in, deputies said. Dana Jacobs Hartness, 36, of 253 N. N.C. 16, Apt. 11, is accused of stealing…

Slave narratives come alive at Cultural Center

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The narratives of a number of North Carolina African-American slaves were brought to life on the Lincoln Cultural Center stage Friday night. As area citizens, including Lincoln County Coalition of Churches Director Ola Mae Foster and Lincolnton playwright Earline Smith, read excerpts from…

Tillis takes local GOP straw poll

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  Staff report   Nearly 300 GOP supporters, candidates and elected officials met Saturday night at the historic Laboratory Mill for the annual GOP Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner. A straw poll was conducted at the beginning of the event, with the results tallied and announced prior to Tillis’ speech. The…

Ministry seeks to empower, assist through agriculture

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two western Lincoln County couples hope to use their 25 acres of farm land to carry out their vision of sustainable agriculture, growing and sharing food with both area nonprofits and local neighborhood communities. The idea came from ministry work husband and wife missionaries…