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Around Town 2-10-14

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MONDAY Valentine’s Dance registration Registration ends today for the Lincoln County Senior Center’s Valentine’s Dance, set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday. Cost is $5. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call (704) 732-9054 or (704) 736-8410. Pageant registration The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association is looking for…

One week left

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Snow, league races are focus By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor There is one week left in high school basketball’s regular season, and for local teams there are still some spots left to gain in the standings. If the weather holds off, that is. Friday marks the final day of the…

Knights’ Fea wins state title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS After dominating the 2A long-distance running scene, North Lincoln left its first state 3A cross country championship last fall disappointed it didn’t win a third straight boys state title. Andrew Fea put the Knights back among the list of champions. The senior won an individual title in the…

WL boys down Maiden, win first league game

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s boys basketball team is winless in league play no more. Dylan Frady scored 19 points and the Rebels downed visiting Maiden, 44-35, on Friday to win their first Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference of the year, and first league game in nearly three years. The…

Calendar — 2/10/14

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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…

Column: Mrs. Carter’s prayer ministry

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  PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist   Frances Carter tells me that prior to retiring and moving to Lincolnton, she worked in the courthouse in Rutherford County. Part of her responsibilities included taking warrants to different divisions in the courthouse, where she then filed them. There were no computer systems at…

Fifth Third Bank joins nonprofit in cancer fight

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  Staff report   A regional bank is using its business to help combat cancer. Fifth Third Bank’s “Pay to the Order of” campaign is using account openings with the bank to drive donations for cancer research. In a recent press release, Fifth Third explained that for each new customer…

Lawndale woman dies in wreck

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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,…

Obituaries 2-10-14

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  Rev. Marvin Quarles Sr. MAIDEN — Rev. James Marvin Quarles Sr., 73, of Maiden passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his residence. Born March 1, 1940 in Oconee, S.C., he was the son of the late Joe Wesley Quarles and the late Julia Elizabeth Nicholson Quarles. Rev. Quarles…

Criminal Charges 2-10-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Trent Brandon Carpenter, 27, of 3950 Henry Dellinger Rd. in Maiden was charged Feb. 6 with one count each of possessing stolen goods, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving false information to an…