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Rep. Saine named most effective freshman in state House of Representatives by study

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    Staff report   State representative Jason Saine was named the most effective freshman member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in a study released Tuesday by the NC Center for Public Policy Research. Saine came in 31st overall, placing him just shy of the top 25 percent…

Sex offender accused of accessing school property

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Maiden Police have arrested a Burke County sex offender and accused him of accessing a school property on three separate occasions throughout March and April. Officers served warrants Friday afternoon on William John Abernathy, 34, for being on site at the Lucille Miller…

Maiden Police: Morganton sex offender accessed Catawba Co. school property three times

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Maiden Police have arrested a Burke County sex offender accused of accessing a school property on three separate occasions throughout March and April. Officers served warrants Friday afternoon on William John Abernathy, 34, for being on site at the Lucille Miller Observatory at…

Sheriff’s Office: Man on the loose after using pry bar to break into Denver store cash register

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are looking for a man they said used a pry bar to open a store cash register on the county’s eastern end and steal a bag of money early Monday morning. A store employee at the Wal-Mart on N.C. 16 in Denver…

Rally killers

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Rebels stave off Wolves By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor One big inning for an opposing team this season has usually done West Lincoln in, but against Lincolnton the Rebels made an exception. Chandler Jenkins went 4-for-4, Cody Dellinger homered on the game’s first pitch and the Rebels bent but didn’t…

EL baseball pounds Bandys

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Austin Buchanan and Nick Savoie combined to drive in seven runs as East Lincoln’s baseball team downed visiting Bandys 10-3 on Friday night to remain tied for first in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference. Buchanan went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Savoie went 2-for-4 and drove…

Calendar — 4/7/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Softball E. Lincoln at St. Stephens Bessemer City at Lincolnton Girls soccer Lincoln Charter at Comm. Davidson W. Iredell at N. Lincoln Boys tennis Lincolnton at E. Lincoln Lake Norman at N.…

Murder victim remembered at vigil

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County residents united at the courthouse in Lincolnton on Friday to remember the life of a woman allegedly killed late last month by her estranged husband. Amy’s House-Lincoln County’s Coalition Against Domestic Violence hosted the remembrance ceremony, which was attended by a number…

Local, state leaders celebrate at airport

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln Economic Development Association celebrated with city, county, state and airport officials on Friday as they recognized the completion of sewer services to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport and to the county’s future fourth major industrial park in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Prior…

Board of Education to hear Asbury update

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education will receive an update regarding the Design Build Contract for Asbury Alternative School on Tuesday. The Times-News previously reported that the Lincoln County Board of Education voted at its March meeting to begin contract negotiations with R.J. Leeper Construction,…