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Sheriff announces run for re-election

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff David M Carpenter (R) is filing for re-election for a second term today. He announced his decision to seek the nomination Feb. 7. Carpenter was first elected Sheriff in 2010. “I feel my 31 years in law enforcement and the positive…

Aprons aim to help Alzheimer’s, dementia patients

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News     Stephanie Sheffield sews at the Lincoln County Senior Services Fidget Apron Workshop in January.   Staff Writer   Volunteers with the Lincoln County Senior Center have been cutting, sewing, sorting and piecing together special aprons this season for area residents with memory loss. The…

Deputies: Vale man, 32, had sex with 13-year-old

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  Jose Freddy Ambrosio-Gorgonio JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man appeared in district court Monday morning for raping a teen girl last year, deputies said. Jose Freddy Ambrosio-Gorgonio, 32, of 7500 Palm Tree Drive in Vale, was charged Friday with three felony counts of statutory rape/sexual…

Headed to ASU

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Ryan Shannon’s legs have taken him to the top of North Carolina high school cross country, and now they’re carrying him to run on the mountaintops of the state’s high country. Shannon, last fall’s 3A Midwest Regional cross country champion and a…

Western bound

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Stehling signs 2-sport NLI with WCU By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Regardless of what the outcome was on Friday nights, Chase Stehling feels North Lincoln’s football team worked harder Monday through Thursday than most all the others. Western Carolina felt Stehling was doing the same thing, and…

Lappin wins 2 titles, breaks state records

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Lincoln Charter girls finish second as team LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS When Christina Lappin returns to the state swimming championships next year as a junior, defending her two state titles won’t be her only goals. She’ll also have a pair of state records to break. Lappin, a sophomore at Lincoln Charter, swam…

East Lincoln boys hold off Lincolnton

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Chazz Surratt scored 31 points for the second straight game –– and night –– and East Lincoln used a huge second quarter to stave off upset-minded Lincolnton 71-63 in a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference boys basketball game on Wednesday night in Denver. The Wolves (7-12, 4-7)…

Calendar — 2/7/14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. This schedule may not reflect postponements, cancellations or time changes not reported to…

Troopers: Lawndale mother of two killed in N.C. 182 crash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lawndale woman died Friday morning after the vehicle carrying her and two children overturned on N.C. 182, troopers said. The incident took place around 11 a.m. Ashley Mull, 26, had been driving down the area roadway when she ran off the right side, and…

Around Town — 2-7-14

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TODAY Pageant registration The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association is looking for girls ages 0-19 to register to participate in the Miss Valentine Queen Pageant 11 a.m. Fegb. 15 at the Cherryville Community Building, 106 South Jacob Street. Girls from Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln and surrounding counties may enter. Proceeds benefit the…