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Week’s events focus on farming

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “We want to get people involved, show them what agriculture is and what it adds to the county,” Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Agent for Agriculture Libby Yarber said. The county Cooperative Extension group is orchestrating Farm City Week this week, with a pancake breakfast on Tuesday,…

Making apple pies

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Vickie Schrum, Frances Hopkins and Joyce Peeler roll dough for apple pies on Tuesday at the Citizen’s Center in Lincolnton. Image courtesy of…

Leadership Lincoln accepting applications

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Applications are now being accepted for those interested in taking part in the 2012-2013 Leadership Lincoln Class, a program designed by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The initiative was started locally in 1999 and has been modeled after similar programs in surrounding areas, Chamber President…

Criminal Charges — 8/15/12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James William Jenkins IV, 25, of 1869 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 8 with one count of failure to appear. A $500 bond was set. Daniel Corona Jaramillo, 22, of 3574 Ole Country Ln. in Clairmont, N.C., was charged…

Around Town — 8/15/12

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Fried Pies The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association are selling fried apple pies today through Friday at $2 apiece in the Citizens Center kitchen in Lincolnton. Walk-ins are welcome 10 a.m. daily but will be limited to five pies or less. For large orders, call (704) 736-8464. NL band…

Boy Scout pack camps at historic carrier

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Local Boy Scout Pack #81 recently relived a part of history when they participated in a camping program aboard the World War II aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. The youth became “shipmates” with other youth as they…

Gannaway’s stoppage-time goal lifts Knights over Concord 2-1

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — Freshman North Lincoln forward Justin Gannaway broke a 1-1 tie between the Knights and the Concord Spiders with a goal in the final moments of stoppage time in Tuesday’s nonconference match for a 2-1 win. North Lincoln sophomore Mitchel Brown gained possession of…

Wolves play to 0-0 draw in opener

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves were unable to dominate non-conference team the Forestview Jaguars Tuesday evening as they tried to repeat last week’s victory scrimmage against the Gaston County team. In the end, the squads tied 0-0. Wolves head coach Ian Leith admitted his disappointment over…

Sports Briefs — 8/15/12

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West Lincoln tickets Tickets for West Lincoln’s varsity football game Friday against Chase at West Lincoln High School will only be sold at the gate. West Lincoln Middle School football Football practice begins at West Lincoln Middle School August 20 from 3-5 p.m. Soccer signups Alexis Baptist Church will have…

Schedules — 8/15/12

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JV football Lincolnton travels to Maiden at 7 p.m. Thursday. West Lincoln travels to Chase at 7 p.m. Thursday. Soccer West Lincoln travels to East Rutherford at 6 p.m. today. North Lincoln hosts Bandys at 5:30 p.m. today. Volleyball North Lincoln hosts Bunker Hill at 4:30 p.m. today. West Lincoln…