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The truth about living with MS

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Area multiple sclerosis sufferers talk about the challenges they face, while one of them rides to raise funds, and boost awareness of disease JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton resident Ann Wilson uses a walker and electric wheelchair to maintain her balance and assist with the chronic fatigue that plagues her…

Denver Days set to kick off 10th year Wed.

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A completely new layout, some different vendors and a home-improvement alley will kick off the 10th anniversary of the Denver Days festival this week. This also marks the third year the Denver-Lake Norman Rotary Club has been responsible for the event, Club member Bob Hecht said.…

Youth sports coach charged in sexual assault on girl, 14

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 34-year-old southwestern Lincoln County man and former Optimist Club sports coach is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in January, the Sheriff’s Office said. Eddy Shane Heavner, 34, of 3944 Gaston Webbs Chapel Road, knew the victim and sexually assaulted her Jan. 8 at the…

Mayor Gilleland opens own real estate office downtown

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland recently decided to try his hand at a new role, one as a small-business owner. With a background in real estate at Coldwell Banker Lawing Associates, he figured it was time to continue in the industry using his own name. “(I thought)…

Mustangs shut out Knights

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Staff report The East Lincoln Mustangs won their sixth game in a row with a 33-0 shutout of the North Lincoln Knights on Friday. Senior quarterback Garrett Young passed for 185 yards — a season low — and four touchdowns on five completions. Young has passed for over 300 yards…

Lincolnton crushes Rams 59-0

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves were in dire need of a win in Friday’s homecoming and Southern Piedmont Conference game against the Highland Tech Rams. They got one, and then some, with a 59-0 rout of the Rams in which four different Lincolnton players scored touchdowns…

Rebels fall to Lake Norman Charter 41-13

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JONATHAN SCRONCE Special to LTN VALE — The West Lincoln Rebels fell to the Lake Norman Charter Knights 41-13 in the Rebels’ homecoming game on Friday. It did not take the Knights long to show why they have averaged over 50 points a game when they took their first drive…

Schedules — 9/24/12

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Soccer West Lincoln travels to Lake Norman Charter at 6 p.m. today. Lincolnton travels to Highland Tech at 6 p.m. today. North Lincoln hosts Cherryville at 6 p.m. today. East Lincoln travels to West Iredell at 7 p.m. today. Golf North Lincoln, West Lincoln and Lincolnton travel to East Lincoln…

Bridging the divide on voter ID laws

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor One of the hottest issues of disagreement this political season is the wave of new laws and proposals in several states, requiring anyone casting a vote to show photo identification. I’ve been dismayed more than ever during this political season by just how polarized people’s views…

Lincolnton homecoming parade

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