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Sen. Curtis named to Obamacare analysis committee by Berger

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   State Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced last Wednesday that he has appointed Sen. Fletcher Hartsell (R-Cabarrus) and Sen. David Curtis (R-Lincoln) as senate co-chairmen of a legislative committee that will examine the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on North Carolina.…

Tremors felt in Lincoln County

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  Staff report   A small earthquake shook South Carolina and Georgia late Friday, and could be felt as far away as Lincolnton. The quake happened at 10:23 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.1, said U.S. Geological Survey Geophysicist Dale Grant. It was centered 7 miles west of…

Commissioners to hear details on water plant expansion

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer     The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight to discuss an engineering proposal for the preliminary design and cost analysis phase of a possible water treatment plant expansion. Senior Utility Engineer Michael Neff will provide County Commissioners with a summary of…

Criminal Charges 2-17-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Patsy Bryson Whitesides, 57, of 214 Lantern Ridge Dr. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 13 with one count of harassing phone call. No bond was set. Brandon Scott Houser, 17, of 213 Bynum Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Feb.…

ASPIRE for Higher Education

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  APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist   As parents and educators, we aspire for our students to do well in school and be accepted to a college that will help them attain their career goals. What do college admission departments look for in a student? While college admissions may vary slightly…

Winter storm leads to blood shortage

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  Staff report   The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is facing a significant blood shortage as a result of Winter Storm Pax, and is urging the community to donate blood. In a press release, the organization said the winter storm stopped them from collecting more than 700…

Fire officials: One firefighter injured followed a second blaze at an abandoned mill since June

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton firefighter received head injuries while responding to a Sunday morning fire at an abandoned textile mill, fire officials said. The firefighter was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln for treatment after Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said part of the building’s wall collapsed…

Boyter, George win regional wrestling titles

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Entering the wrestling regional championships, East Lincoln’s Moses Boyter and West Lincoln’s Charles Mack George had the 2A West’s best winning percentage in their respective weight classes. Both lived up to the hype. Boyter and George won the NCHSAA 2A West individual regional wrestling title of their respective…

LCS girls win SP1A title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s varsity girls basketball team did something no other team had done in school history on Saturday –– it won a conference title. Caitlin Miller scored 19 points and the Eagles routed visiting Community School of Davidson 57-25 to clinch the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference regular season…

Myrtle Beach Marathon

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Results of local competitors in this weekend’s Myrtle Beach marathon and half-marathon, which were ran on Saturday: Half-marathon Ashlyn Hartsoe, Lincolnton, 2:32:59 Don Hartsoe, Lincolnton, 2:32:59 Gail Carpenter, Lincolnton, 2:23:34 Hayley Beatenhead, Lincolnton, 1:43:48 Michelle Beaver, Lincolnton, 2:25:02 Misty Barger, Lincolnton, 2:24:16 Myra Heavner, Lincolnton, 2:31:21 Keith Heavner, Lincolnton, 1:44:01…