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Principals prepare for new schools

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Administrators in a few Lincoln County schools will be getting used to some changes in scenery as the school year gets under way this fall. One faculty member accepted a higher position at another establishment, and all three others will be adjusting to different staff and…

Bluegrass band to launch CD with Lincolnton concert

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge are tuning their guitars, banjos, mandolins and voices as they prep for their show and album-launch party on Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The bluegrass quartet is making stops near their hometowns to promote their new CD, starting with Lincolnton…

Braves force Game 7 against Post 100

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Cherryville Post 100 and the Gaston Braves are headed to a winner-takes-all Game 7 in the American Legion baseball Area IV championship series. Cherryville had a 3-1 lead in the series before the Braves took wins on Wednesday and Thursday to force Game 7. Post 100…

Now is the time for action

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor I have to respect Ryan Kalil. The Panthers’ center, and a three-time Pro Bowler, made the guarantee, with a full-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Charlotte Observer, that the Panthers are going to win the Super Bowl this year. That was a brave statement, and was probably good…

Our View: The missing teeth in public records laws

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The public — including both the news media and individual citizens — has a right to access the records of the governments that are supposed to serve the public. Access to public records is guaranteed by statutes in many states, including North Carolina. But laws on the books don’t always…

Sports Briefs — 7/27/12

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Lincolnton practices Soccer practice begins July 30 at 8 a.m. Cross-country practice begins July 30 at 8:30 a.m. Volleyball practice begins July 30 at 4 p.m. Football practice begins July 30 at 6 p.m. Tennis practice begins August 6 at 10 a.m. Athletes should bring running clothes and an up-to-date…

Lots of activity makes good weekends

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist There’s this group of women who call themselves the Lovely Ladies of Lincoln County. I was welcomed into the group and joined the monthly assembly where the program must be meet, eat, talk and go. One wonders where the Lovely Ladies title came from, as few…

Results — 7/27/12

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Senior bowling July 26, 2012 Results High Game Scratch:  Ken Fair 243, Val Casey 203; Year to date: Ken Fair 289, Doris Heafner 230 High Series Scratch: Ken Fair 660, Nelia Winters 490; Year to date: Ken Fair 805, Nelia Winters 551 High Game HC: Ron Cooprider 255, Val Casey…

Schedules — 7/27/12

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American Legion baseball Cherryville Post 100 hosts the Gaston Braves in Game 7 of the Area IV championship series at 7 p.m. today.…

Around Town — 7-27-12

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Singing Convention The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. Friday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, 7401 Reeps Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale. For more information, call (704) 276-1529. Comedy group Chasing Parked Cars Improv Comedy Group will perform 8 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in…