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Driver doesn’t survive impact with tree

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man was prounounced dead at the scene after his vehicle ran off an area roadway and struck a tree Thursday evening, troopers said. William Franklin Baker, 56, of 202 Arbor Run Drive Apt. H, had been traveling south on Curve View Road, in northeastern…

Cherryville wins in first two rounds of state tournament

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Post 100 moves on to winner’s bracket game at 7:30 p.m. today MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor GRANITE FALLS — Several timely hits helped lift Cherryville Post 100 to back-to-back wins in the first two games of the North Carolina American Legion Baseball state tournament. Third baseman Sam Travis blasted a…

Sports for people who do not like sports

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Olympics draw two kinds of viewer — those who care deeply about sports, even sports as obscure as handball and water polo just for their own sakes, and those who don’t care for sports at all, and find the baseball-football-basketball trifecta especially tiresome. Basketball is…

Sports Briefs — 8/3/12

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Lincolnton tickets Fans can purchase all-sport passes for $75 or football season tickets for $25 from a sports booster or athletic director Scott Cloninger. Reserved seat holders can pick up their tickets from sports booster Kevin Ray or Ronnie Carpenter. Reserved seats will also be available for pickup at the…

Results — 8/3/12

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Senior bowling 8-2-12 Results High Game Scratch:  Ken Fair 263, Nelia Winters 181; year to date: Ken Fair 289, Doris Heafner 230 High Series Scratch: Ken Fair 662, Nelia Winters 448; year to date: Ken Fair 805, Nelia Winters 551 High Game HC: Ken Fair 263, Dag Smith 241; year…

Police: Suspect in double murder acted alone

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Wilbert Fair, 43, of Lincolnton charged Thursday JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 43-year-old Lincolnton man is facing two counts of first degree murder in the slaying of a couple in their home on July 26, with police saying they believe Wilbert Lester Fair, 43, of 1452 Cloverleaf Lane, acted alone.…

Deputies: Search on for man who fired shots at ex-girlfriend

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Catawba County deputies are on the hunt for a Conover man accused of using a pistol to assault a former girlfriend, then trying to shoot her while the two were at a party over the weekend. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office sent out an urgent notice…

SageSport returns to Lincolnton

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A business that started in Lincolnton 30 years ago has returned home after a long absence. SageSport, which was first started in downtown Lincolnton by owner Corky Fulton in 1982, opened a new store to the public Thursday morning. Located in the Lincoln Center shopping plaza…

Lincoln schools get mixed results on state scores

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The 2011-2012 ABCs of Public Education Accountability Report, which the state released Thursday, sheds light on graduation rates in Lincoln County and how local schools performed last school year. Rock Springs Elementary and North Lincoln High received Honor School of Excellence recognition — the highest-ranking received…

Lending a hand in Vale

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