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Owner proud of champion poodle

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer One local pet owner couldn’t be prouder of her canine companion. Betty Day, who owns Heavenly Paws Grooming in Lincolnton, recently experienced quite the honor when her pooch, Harley, was part of a winning duo during a national pet-grooming show in Hershey, Pa., at the end…

A brief history of community colleges in NC

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JOHN MCHUGH Guest Columnist After World War II ended in 1945, North Carolina began a shift from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy. With that change came a realization that a different kind of education was needed in the state for these new opportunities in the workplace. For those…

Alpaca festival funds reading program

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “Reading is the basis for everything,” Iron Station resident Shelly Walsh said. She and husband Mike, owners of Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, located on Brevard Place Road, plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from their second annual fall festival this weekend to…

Around Town — 10-11-13

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FRIDAY LKN scavenger hunt The 4th Annual Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta will be today and Saturday benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Activities will start 6 p.m. today and again 9:55 a.m. on Saturday. For more information on the event or how to donate, call Martha Staley at (828)…

Criminal Charges — 10-11-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Gregory Earl Englert, 41, of 1614 Green Acres Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 8 with one count of violation of a 50-B order. A $500 bond was set. Timothy Michael Brittain, 28, of 2705 Philadelphia Church Rd. in Lincolnton was…

Troubling thoughts on a sleepless night

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist My sleepless night was blamed on medication prescribed for a bad case of gout in the big toe and foot. I tossed, tumbled and scratched for hours before getting up to eat the rest of the leftover cinnamon buns and having a glass of orange juice…

EL puts perfect SD-7 record on line

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Due in part to three takeaways converted into scores last week, East Lincoln is the only county football team without a conference loss. The Mustangs will put their perfect Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference record on the line tonight with a home game against…

SD-7 co-owners

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Rebels rout N-C, share league lead By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– Through three games West Lincoln’s junior varsity football team may share the conference lead, but the Rebels are stingy. They won’t it all to themselves. Zane Peterson ran for 73 yards and three touchdowns as West Lincoln…

EL duo finishes second at SD-7 tennis tourney

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LINCOLN-TIMES NEWS The East Lincoln doubles pair of Brielle Mattner and Molli Dallin finished second in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference girls tennis tournament at Maiden on Wednesday. Mattner and Dallin, who drew the overall No. 1 seed in doubles, defeated Bunker Hill 6-0, 6-0 and Lincolnton’s doubles…

My Week 8 picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The wacky world of conference play is among us. West Lincoln has a stout defense, but who would have thought the Rebels would hold the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference’s top rushing team in Bunker Hill to 179 yards last week? On its home field?…