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Rep. McHenry to chair congressional financial services subcomittee on investigations

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, of North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District, has been appointed to chair a subcommittee in the new session of the U.S. Congress. Incoming Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling announced recently that McHenry, a Republican, will lead the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee in…

Did you resolve to do better this year?

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist This is the first week of the new year. Did you join others with the first day sit down dinner of black-eyed peas and collard greens? The superstitious tradition of the New Year’s foods is supposed to bring prosperity for the coming year. How about resolutions?…

State championships, national awards highlight sports in 2012

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Mustangs take state title, Ross inducted into national hall of fame MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor No. 1: East Lincoln football finishes 16-0, wins 2A state championship The 2012 East Lincoln Mustangs varsity football team had the best year a team can possibly have. The Mustangs won all 16 of their…

Schedules — 1/2/13

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Basketball Lincolnton travels to North Gaston today. Wrestling East Lincoln hosts Crest, Patton and Bandys at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. North Lincoln travels to Fred T. Foard at 5 p.m. Thursday. Swimming North Lincoln travels to Shelby on Thursday.…

Sports Briefs — 1/2/13

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Top Dawg Wrestling Top Dawg Wrestling will hold registrations for youth wrestlers for its upcoming season on Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the old gym at West Lincoln High Schools. Registration costs $50.…

Obituaries 1-2-2013

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Bandy Augusta Herman Sr. WILSON — Bandy Augusta Herman Sr., 91, died Saturday, December 29, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, followed by a time of visiting and sharing. Interment, will be today at 1 p.m. at St. Matthews…

Counting down the top stories of 2012

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  Each year at this time we look back on the top local stories of the previous 12 months and rank the top news-making items in Lincoln County over that period. We aren’t necessarily looking at the top single-day headlines, but at the news issues that repeatedly mattered throughout the…

Around Town — 1-2-13

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THURSDAY Cooking class CMC-Lincoln will host a cooking class and recipe swap 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, as part of their “Thursday’s Treats” session. For more information, call (980) 212-6006. FRIDAY Senior Games Gaston County Parks and Recreation will kick off the Gaston County…

Criminal charges — 1-2-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Dwayne Marcus Lail Sr., 50, of 1146 Park Cir. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 28 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. David Gene Rowe Blake, 36, of 2027 Gladwood Ln. in Iron Station was…

Advisory lifted following sewage spill

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The safety advisory notice put in place last week following a roughly 5,000-gallon sewage spill near Lake Norman in the eastern portion of the county has been lifted. Lincoln County Public Works announced the cancellation shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, noting that the county’s Health Department…