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Pigskin Picks

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The Lincoln Times-News panel of Lincoln County football observers selects game winners and scores for each Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference football game each week. Week 4 games: Shelby at Lincolnton East Gaston at East Lincoln West Lincoln at East Rutherford Bandys at North Lincoln Forestview at Bessemer City Chase at…

SPC Football Standings

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Lake Norman Charter Overall: 3-0 SPC: 1-0 East Lincoln Overall: 3-0 SPC: 0-0 West Lincoln Overall: 2-1 SPC: 1-0 Cherryville Overall: 1-2 SPC: 0-0 Lincolnton Overall: 1-2 SPC: 0-1 North Lincoln Overall: 0-3 SPC: 0-0 Bessemer City Overall: 0-3 SPC: 0-0 Highland Tech Overall: 0-3 SPC: 0-1…

Cowboys-Giants starts pro season the right way

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The NFL could have chosen any game to start the 2012 season — it didn’t have to be the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants against one of the two most hated teams in professional football, the Dallas Cowboys (the other most hated team is…

Obituaries — 9-5-12

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James Franklin Melton Mr. James Franklin Melton, age 78, of 223 E. Congress Street in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, September 2, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Shelby.  Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.…

Around Town — 9-5-12

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THURSDAY Coat drive Without Walls Deliverance Center in Lincolnton is collecting new and slightly-used coats now through Oct. 10 for needy residents in the community for the winter season. Coats will be distributed October through December. For more information, call Lee Harbison or Vee Jones at (704) 240-4411. Blood drive…

Too many strays; not enough space

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Refurbished ambulance helps promote pet adoptions JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Due to limited shelter space and a large number of unspayed animals reproducing in the area, Lincoln County Animal Services have had to euthanize large numbers of animals — more than 500 dogs alone — since the start of 2012.…

Wave of break-ins keeps deputies busy

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have been inundated with a number of break-in cases from all corners of the county over the last week. Deputies responded Saturday to a home on the 3500 block of Maiden Highway, northeast of Lincolnton, in reference to a stolen vehicle, the…

Excited about the convention

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Lincoln residents among those attending DNC EDITOR’S NOTE: This article went to press prior to the Democratic National Convention Committee’s announcement Wednesday morning that convention programming, originally planned for Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, will be moved to Time Warner Cable Arena, the site of the first two days of…

Tax chief to retire at end of month

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County Tax Administrator Madge Huffman will be stepping down from her post, effective Sept. 28, according to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by the office of County Manager George Wood. Huffman submitted her resignation to Wood and Board of Commissioners Chairman Alex Patton late…

State Senate candidates respond to questions

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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. Their answers will be published in…