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Local softball players on state championship team

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The Cherryville Dixie Debs All-Star team won the North Carolina Dixie State Softball Tournament, held from July 13-18 in Eden, N.C. The team, which includes Lincolnton High School’s Sydney Devine and Maiden High School’s Hannah Callahan, finished with a 4-1 record in the tournament, including a 5-2 win over West…

Operations for inventor of Pillowhold now based in Lincolnton

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   “Disabled in body, but not in mind,” is the slogan for Lincolnton resident Ricky Taylor’s online business, and for good reason. Taylor has lived almost two decades confined to a wheelchair after he fell victim to three gunshots to the head from an…

Results — 7-23-12

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Senior bowling July 19, 2012 results High Game Scratch: Ken Fair 266, Val Casey 179; Year to date: Ken Fair 289, Doris Heafner 230 High Series Scratch: Ken Fair 746, Val Casey 467; Year to date: Ken Fair 805, Nelia Winters 551 High Game HC: Ken Fair 266, Val Casey…

Schedules — 7-23-12

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American Legion baseball Cherryville Post 100 hosts the Gaston Braves in Game 3 of the Area IV championship series at 7 p.m. today. Cherryville travels to the Gaston Braves in Game 4 of the Area IV championship series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Point High School.…

Obits 7-23-12

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  Robert Henry Lineberger Robert Henry Lineberger, 91, of Country Club Road, Lincolnton, entered peacefully into life-eternal on July 21, 2012 at his home. He was compassionate and kind to all — a true Southern gentleman. Born October 26, 1920 he was the son of the late Fleta Crowell Lineberger…

50th Anniversary

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      RA and Sue Watts of Lincolnton were married June 16, 1962 at Amity Baptist Church. They have a daughter, Kim W. Chapman and husband Rex Chapman of Iron Station. Grandchildren are Bryan and Brent Chapman of Iron Station.   Images courtesy of…

Ballard 53rd Anniversary

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Don and Sarah Ballard happily celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary July 11th. The couple have three children, five grandchildren, and two granddogs. Don and Sarah were married July 11, 1959 at Boger City Methodist Church in Lincolnton, by the Reverend JJ Powell. The couple are enjoying their retirement, spending time…

Around Town — 7/20/12

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Poetry Lincolnton Poetry Lincolnton will celebrate their one-year anniversary with a special guest poet 7 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Open Mic will follow the event. For more information, email poetry_lincolnton@charter.net. Skeet shoot The Lincolnton Sportsman Club and National Wild Turkey Federation will sponsor a free skeet shoot…

Shelby Post 82 forces Game 5

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Semi-final series moves back to Cherryville today MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor SHELBY — Shelby Post 82 beat Cherryville Post 100 11-4 on Thursday in Game 4 of the semi-final round of the Area IV playoffs to force a winner-take-all Game 5 today. The series moves back to Cherryville today and…

Local team finishes ninth at Cooperstown tournament

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Staff report The Lincoln County Regulators finished in ninth place in a 104-team tournament at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. The tournament began on July 7 and finished July 12. The Regulators, made up of 12-year-old players, had a 7-2 record and were eliminated in the round…