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Man faces charges for sex with minor

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  Ambrosio-Gorgonio   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man appeared in district court Monday morning for raping a teen girl last year, deputies said. Jose Freddy Ambrosio-Gorgonio, 32, of 7500 Palm Tree Drive in Vale, was charged Friday with three felony counts of statutory rape/sexual offense…

Around Town — 2-12-14

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TODAY Children’s artwork display A Place to Grow in Lincolnton will display artwork from children involved in the organization’s program during a special gallery exhibit through Feb. 28 in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane Galleries at the Cultural Center. An opening reception will be at 9:30 a.m. including a silent…

Denver church to hold cook-off to benefit paralyzed man

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News       Dustin Leatherman in his home in Newton.   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   Dustin Leatherman has been paralyzed from the chest down for more than a decade due to an ATV accident in 2002. At the time of the incident, the Newton man had…

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…