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WL athletes win awards at winter sports banquet

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        LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS   The following athletes received awards at West Lincoln’s winter sports banquet:   Boys basketball Most Improved: Noah Marsh Offensive Player of Year: Dylan Frady Defensive Player of Year: Kabian McClendon JV MVP: Dallas Bridges All-conference: Dylan Frady   Girls basketball MVP: Madison Ferguson Rebel…

Upcoming Events

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              This list of events may not include schedule changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times are varsity start times, unless otherwise noted: Today Baseball W. Lincoln at N. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Boys golf NP3A/4A match at Twin Oaks C.C.…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Wolves top Bandys for first SD-7 baseball win

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    LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS   Lincolnton’s baseball team has put together its first win streak of the season. T.J. Queen went 3-for-5 and Hunter White went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run home run as the Wolves defeated host Bandys 8-6 on Tuesday for their second straight win. Lincolnton,…

Deputies: Man, 71, was drug supplier

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    Staff report   A 71-year-old Gaston County man has been accused of being a supplier of illegal prescription drugs in Lincoln County by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they executed a buy-bust operation targeting Alvis Clatis Coon, of 101 Helen Avenue in Bessemer City, around 6…

Here’s to the volunteers

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LTDA aims to promote city, develop ideas

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton Tourism Development Authority held its second official meeting on Tuesday, and while the meeting focused on budgeting and planning, LTDA chair Carol King believes that the group that was sworn into action in late February has collective goals and no shortage…

Commissioners revisit solar farm fight

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners attempted to justify its findings that a proposed solar farm near the Sailview neighborhood on Lake Norman would damage property values at its public meeting on Monday night. In 2013, the board ruled that Strata Solar couldn’t build…

McHenry pushes back against ammo ban

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      Staff report Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) introduced legislation on Monday to counter a recent move by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to restrict the manufacture and sale of popular rifle ammunition. The Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act “would prevent the ATF from proposing…

Our View — Ammo ban wouldn’t solve problems

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If the administration of President Barack Obama can’t ban guns, it’ll do the next best thing — ban ammunition. Fictional mafia don Tony Soprano succinctly phrased the administration’s logic during an episode of the HBO series The Sopranos: “There’s nothing more useless than an unloaded gun.” The Bureau of Alcohol,…

West Lincoln deserves a beautiful library

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  LINDSAY FIER Guest Columnist   I am a new mother. I have lots of dreams for my beautiful 9-month-old. I envision taking my babe to an exceptional library, selecting books each week that will take him on new adventures. I want the opportunity to interact with other young children…