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St. Matthews’ congregation gets gussied up for 175th milestone

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One Lincoln County church recently celebrated its 175th anniversary with congregation members dressing in 1800s garb during a service. St. Matthews United Church of Christ, located on Maiden Highway in Maiden, commenced as a “meeting house” in 1837, according to church history documents, but board of…

Mustangs close undefeated regular season

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs completed the first undefeated season in the school’s history on Friday as they trampled the Cherryville Ironmen 63-6. East Lincoln wrapped up the season with an almost-shut out, as they continued to outplay the visitors all night. It wasn’t until…

Wolves beat Rebels 37-14

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JONATHAN SCRONCE Special to LTN LINCOLNTON —The Lincolnton Wolves held the West Lincoln Rebels to a shutout until the fourth quarter on their way to a 37-14 victory in the final game of the regular season. The Rebels got off to a good start when Tracey Messer returned the opening…

Knights win cross-country 2A regional championship

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor MORGANTON — The North Lincoln Knights cross-country team should have known what to expect when they traveled to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A West Regional Meet at Freedom High School on Saturday. The North Lincoln girls took the top spot in the meet…

North Lincoln ends season on a high note, beats Bessemer City Yellow Jackets 42-6

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN BESSEMER CITY — Ask North Lincoln coach Dave Maness to outline his perfect game plan and it certainly would include a mixture of the following: control the line of scrimmage with a punishing ground game, create turnovers, protect the ball and limit big plays on…

Sports Briefs — 10/29/12

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Football playoffs The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released football playoff pairings on Saturday. No. 1 East Lincoln (2A) hosts No. 8 Wheatmore on Friday. No. 7 Lincolnton (2A) travels to No. 2 Wilkes Central on Friday. No. 6 West Lincoln (2AA) travels to No. 3 South Iredell on…

Around Town — 10-29-12

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MONDAY Food drive All Gaston College campuses in Gaston and Lincoln Counties are collecting canned good items now through Nov. 16 for their SGA food drive. For more information, contact the SGA Office at (704) 922-6418 or government.student@gaston.edu. WEDNESDAY Festival of Trees Forms are due for the The Arts Council of…

Criminal charges — 10-29-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Tait Richard Rogers, 20, of 3211 June Bug Rd. in Vale was charged Oct. 24 with one felony count each of trafficking opiates by sell, deliver and possession, selling and delivering schedule II and schedule III controlled substances and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a…

Water main break prompts school to release students early

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LTN Staff Reports A water-main break Friday afternoon in Lincolnton resulted in the early dismissal of Lincoln Charter School students. Lincoln County Public Works officials announced the break, located on Riverview Road, just before 1 p.m. They warned that nearby water customers would potentially experience low pressure or no water…

Obituaries — 10-29-12

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Shirley Ann Masche Cole VALE — Shirley Ann Masche Cole, age 76, of 7002 Jake Seagle Road, Vale, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery followed with inurnment. Ms. Cole was born August 11,…