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Cooperative Extension seeks to boost test scores for ag students

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The Poultry Science Department staff at N.C. State University (NCSU) wanted to know why some high school students in rural communities pursuing degrees in agriculture or life sciences were having a difficult time getting into four-year universities. The answer turned out to be ACT and SAT…

Boy Scout Jamboree

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Around Town — 10-24-12

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THURSDAY Diabetes meeting CMC-Lincoln will host a free guided grocery store tour 9 a.m. at Harris Teeter in Denver. The tour will be led by a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. Call (980) 212-6006 for more information. Dementia meeting The Lincoln County Senior Center in Lincolnton will hold programs…

Obits 10-24-12

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Sidney William Mauney STANLEY — Sidney William Mauney, 72, died October 22, 2012 at the NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was born in Richmond County; son of the late Roy W. and Ethel Snead Mauney, and was preceded in death by 2 brothers Ralph and Kenneth Mauney and 2…

Sheriff’s roundup targets 66 indicted drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its fourth and largest drug roundup in county history this morning following an indictment of more than 60 suspected drug dealers earlier this month. Arrests are expected to be continuing as the Times-News goes to press. While the…

Campaign may have broken state law with mailing

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  Special session of Board of Education set for Thursday FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor A local political campaign may have violated state law by mailing a letter to the home addresses of Lincoln County Schools employees. A special session of the Lincoln County Board of Education has been set for…

Cancer survivors walk together against disease

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        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “I wear pink ribbons on my shirt so my granddaughter can wear pink ribbons in her hair,” Cindy Behler, breast cancer survivor and outpatient and registration employee with Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, told the Times-News Monday afternoon. In honor of breast cancer…

Cherryville names new interim police chief

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  Four of six charged in FBI sting remain locked up without bond JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The embattled Cherryville Police Department named a new acting chief on Monday, according to Interim City Manager Jeff Cash. Sgt. Det. Cam Jenks, who’s been with the department for more than a decade,…

At-large Board of Education candidates discuss issues

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  LTN Staff reports   Lincoln County voters will be deciding this fall on which candidates for a range of federal, state and local offices they want to represent them. The Lincoln Times-News is surveying those office-seekers with questions related to issues they are likely to face if elected. Today’s…

Davila, West Lincoln Rebels top Bessemer City Yellow Jackets 54-34

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JONATHAN SCRONCE Special to LTN BESSEMER CITY — The West Lincoln Rebels rebounded from a loss last week with a 54-34 win over the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets in Southern Piedmont Conference action. The Jackets got the ball first, but had their drive stopped when the Rebels’ Robert Ware recovered…