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NCHSAA releases ADM numbers

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Enrollments used to seed state playoffs By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The NCHSAA on Tuesday released the statewide Average Daily Membership numbers –– or school enrollments –– used to seed the state’s football playoffs. The values, supplied to the NCHSAA by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, are used to…

A familiar foe

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Wolves face former league counterpart By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The farthest Lincolnton’s boys soccer team has advanced in the state playoffs is the fourth round. Standing between the Wolves and another trip to the regional semifinals is an old nemesis in Lake Norman Charter. Lincolnton (16-3-2) and the Knights…

After 2013 success, teams look ahead to ’14

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor With the 2013 cross country season officially in the books, teams are already looking ahead to 2014. For a few Lincoln County teams, the future looks mighty bright. The county had three programs finish third or higher at the NCHSAA state championships on Saturday, and…

Calendar — 11/6/13

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Upcoming games Today Boys soccer NCHSAA 2A playoffs, third round: Lincolnton at Lake Norman Charter, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 JV football W. Lincoln at E. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Maiden at Lincolnton, 7 p.m. N. Lincoln at W. Iredell, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 Varsity football E. Lincoln at W.…

Denver woman accused of purposefully breaking toddler’s leg

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County woman admitted to breaking her toddler’s leg because he refused to sit still during a diaper change, deputies said. During a polygraph examination Monday with Sheriff’s Office detectives, Amanda Leighan Josey, of 4417 King Wilkinson Road in Denver, confessed to twisting her…

Suspects appear in court Tuesday in county homicide investigation

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A mother, son and girlfriend accused of their involvement this month in the death of a Denver woman made their first appearances in the case today through video arraignment. Judge Meredith Shuford read each suspect’s rights, gave them the opportunity to seek a court-appointed attorney or…

Deputies: Charlotte trio forged prescriptions at a second Denver pharmacy, maybe more

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three Charlotte men accused of forging a prescription at a Denver pharmacy Thursday also engaged in a similar incident at a second eastern Lincoln County pharmacy earlier that day, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies have charged the following suspects in the case: Courtney Redfearn, 36, of…

Sheriff’s Office: Injured woman pronounced dead, deputies pull victim’s truck from county pond

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies said they have located and retrieved a truck belonging to a woman officers located Friday morning lying along a county highway. Sherry Jo Tobeler, of 6674 Billy’s Way in Denver, has since been pronounced dead. Sheriff David Carpenter said the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office…

Picking tradition at Farm-City Week

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Crouse woman’s missions take her to Roma Gypsies

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer From living in the city dump to the challenges of securing a job, food, heat and water, the nomadic Roma Gypsies are considered the poorest population in Eastern Europe, but to Crouse resident and nurse Kathy Petty Heafner, they are her heart and utmost calling. Having…