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Obits 7-2-12

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Myrel Williams Woodring Myrel Katherine Williams Woodring, 91, of Maiden died, June 29, 2012. A graveside service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family received friends, July 1, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton. Burke Mortuary,…

Sports Briefs — 7-2-12

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East Lincoln basketball camp East Lincoln is hosting a basketball camp July 9-12. Cost (preregister) is $80,      or (day of camp) $90 for boys rising third grade through rising 10th grade. Seventh-10th grade meets 8:30 a.m.-noon each day, third-sixth grade 1-4 p.m. each day. Brochures may be picked up at…

Library now flying solo

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   As of Sunday, Lincoln County libraries officially form their own independent system, following a months-long process of splitting from the regional system with Gaston County. Library Director Jennifer Sackett told the Times-News last week that the transition has been quite successful, with the biggest…

Trying to cool off

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New diploma program an option for some students

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Among a number of changes the Lincoln County Board of Education made last month is the addition of a Differential Diploma option for high school students. The alternative program is designed to help students with extenuating circumstances graduate and meet the 28-credit hours needed…

Interlogix Lincolnton gets ‘Carolina Star’ for safety

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Interlogix Lincolnton facility, located in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, became the first site in the county to receive Carolina Star designation during a ceremony Friday afternoon. As the state’s top safety honor, the award is designed to recognize and promote effective safety…

Going The Distance

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60th Anniversary

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Obits 6-29-12

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Ruby Shull Ballard Mrs. Ruby Shull Ballard, age 85, of 2889 Highland Drive Lincolnton passed away on Thursday June 28, 2012. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday July 1, 2012 at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.…

Preparing for safe, fun July 4th festivities

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer While patrons and local families prepare for firework shows and other Fourth of July activities, Lincoln County officials buckle down for one of the busiest times of the year for law-breaking and potentially dangerous situations. Barbecues and family get togethers aren’t on Sheriff David Carpenter’s mind…