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Tired of ‘ordinary’

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Stehling, Knights want to win this year By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– North Lincoln High’s football program is tired of being ordinary, and Chase Stehling plans on doing something about it. As the Knights ran through conditioning drills at the end of Thursday’s season-opening practice session, second-year…

Boger City 6U softball team wins Dixie Sweetees state title

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The Boger City Optimist 6-under girls softball all-star team won the Dixie Youth Sweetees Division state championship on July 13 in Lillington. The team dominated its way through the tournament, winning a close game with Cape Fear, 25-24, in extra innings. The team went through the tournament undefeated. Pictured are,…

Werner captures Bandolero points title

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Lincoln Times-News Cason Werner is a racing champion. The Iron Station native took home the overall points championship after a second-place finish in the final race of the Bandolero Bandits division in the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series on Tuesday. Werner began the final race in the last…

Navy Seals to swim for good cause

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Shannon Rusch and Rich Graham, a pair of retired Navy Seals, will swim 12.2 miles today, beginning at 10 a.m. at Queens Landing in Mooresville, to raise awareness and funds for Operation Restored Warrior, a program available to veterans. The swim will conclude around 6 p.m. near the Rusty Rudder…

L-Town Xtreme 99 finishes 4th nationally in fastpitch WS

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The L-Town Xtreme 99 14-under youth softball team recently placed fourth out of 40 teams in the National Softball Association East World Series in Williamsburg, Va. The team played against teams from Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. The team is comprised of players from Lincolnton, Cherryville, Bessemer City,…

Schedule — 8/2/13

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Tryouts • LCS middle school sports: Lincoln Charter School’s middle school sports programs (boys soccer, volleyball, cross country) will begin practice Monday at its Denver campus. All participants must have a sports physical prior to practice. • LHS girls tennis: Lincolnton’s girls tennis team will hold its first practice Monday…

Around Town — 7-31-13

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TODAY School supply drive Stress Free Home Care in Stanley will collect back-to-school supplies for boys and girls ages 5-16 with Amy’s House in Lincolnton. The drive will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2000 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Items needed include book bags with no wheels, blunt…

Butler, Sailors Engagement

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Anton and Leslie Butler and Rick and Reneé Moody announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauryn Blake Butler of Lincolnton to Brian Cody Sailors of Lincolnton. Lauryn is a 2007 graduate of North Lincoln High School and a graduate of Gaston College. She is employed by DSS of Lincolnton. Brian…

Obituaries — 7-31-13

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Roger Calvin Burrell Roger Calvin Burrell passed away peacefully at Levine & Dickson Hospice House on Monday, July 29, 2013. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. with a remembrance service to follow in the chapel. He…

Let’s get started

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High school football begins Thursday By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The high school football season is officially upon us. While teams have been holding voluntary workouts for the majority of the summer, teams in the NCHSAA membership –– which includes all four Lincoln County schools –– can hold their first…