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Some old days worth remembering

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I’m getting a few comments on my columns. Just last week someone said they enjoy the columns because I write about the old days. What else would I write about? That’s all I know. I can’t explain why, but as the years add up those days…

Obits 8-10-12

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Ruth Hoyle Black Ruth Hoyle Black, age 74, of 2232 Union Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.…

Teams hold first scrimmages

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Football teams see action against opponents for first time of season MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincolnton, West Lincoln and North Lincoln football teams all participated in their first scrimmages of the season on Wednesday, and all came out with mixed results. The head coaches from all three team noted…

Football season: coming in hot

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Football season really crept up on me this year. I’ve seen footage from training camp, like everyone else, but the narrative of NFL football so far this off-season has been about everything except what’s happening on the field. That distracted me, and I did what a…

Sports Briefs — 8-10-12

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Lincolnton tickets Fans can purchase all-sport passes for $75 or football season tickets for $25 from a sports booster or athletic director Scott Cloninger. Reserved seat holders can pick up their tickets from sports booster Kevin Ray or Ronnie Carpenter. Reserved seats will also be available for pickup at the…

Results — 8-10-12

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Senior bowling 8-9-12 Results High Game Scratch: Ken Fair 245, Nelia Winters 204; Year to date: Ken Fair 289, Doris Heafner 230 High Series Scratch: Ken Fair 653, (Sub D L Turbyfield 691), Nelia Winters 512; Year to date: Ken Fair 805, Nelia Winters 551 High Game HC: Drew Bunton…

Byrd sentenced to federal time for involvement in child porn ring

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A former Lincolnton merchant has been sentenced for his involvement in a national child pornography ring and will spend at least the next six years behind bars. A federal judge read James Paul Byrd, 40, his fate Wednesday in a Statesville courtroom, more than a year…

Police say peeping Tom planted cellphone in restroom

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have charged a local retirement home’s nursing assistant with secret peeping after the man used his cellphone to record people inside an employee restroom, investigators said. Rainielle “Ray” Paul Tadeja, 21, of 1278 Billess Court in Lincolnton, worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the…

Sabo USA plans to add 12 jobs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Sabo USA has plans to install additional equipment at its facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, creating at least 12 new jobs in the process. An incentive grant agreement allowing for the expansion received unanimous approval from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Monday night.…

Police: Murder suspect acted alone, knew his victims

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police investigators are denying rumors that they have additional suspects in the slaying of a Broome Street couple at their residence last month. “We believe he acted alone,” Lt. Brian Greene, head of Lincolnton Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said of 43-year-old Wilbert Lester Fair, whom…