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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…

Eagles to play for SP1A title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s girls have a chance to back up their first regular season basketball title in school history. Caitlin Miller scored 14 points and Eboni Tinsley added 11 as the Eagles pulled away in the second half to down Highland Tech 54-30 in a Southern Piedmont 1A Conference…

WL’s May signs NLI with Wingate

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE ––  As a child, Austin May listened to stories of his uncle’s playing days at Furman, and decided that one day there would be stories about his own college football experience. Chapter one is set to be written next fall. May, a tight end…

5 of 7 locals win first round state matches

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln County made a good showing in the first round of the NCHSAA individual state wrestling championships. Five of the seven wrestlers competing won their opening-round matches in Greensboro on Thursday, and will begin the next round today. Jake Clary of West Lincoln advanced in the 106-pound 2A…

LHS assistant named new SouthLake head coach

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton High assistant Bobby McLaughlin has been named the new head football coach at Huntersville SouthLake Christian Academy, the school announced in a press release on Thursday. McLaughlin, 44, has spent the past 10 seasons as an assistant at Lincolnton, where he coached quarterbacks and the defensive secondary.…

Schedule — 2/21/14

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Upcoming games Not all schools have responded to a request for spring sports schedules. Spring sports may officially begin on Feb. 26: Today Basketball SD-7 boys finals: E. Lincoln vs. Newton-Conover at CVCC, 8 p.m. SP1A girls finals: Lincoln Charter vs. Bessemer City at Cherryville, 6 p.m. Wrestling NCHSAA individual…

Deputies: Major meth distributor behind bars

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Narcotics investigators are confident the arrest of an alleged Lincolnton drug dealer this week will drastically decrease the amount of methamphetamine being trafficked throughout western Lincoln County and parts of Catawba County. With the help of both the Lincoln County Sheriff’s SWAT team…