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Obits — 6/11/12

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Robin Gilbert Burns HOUSTON, TEX. — Robin Gilbert Burns passed away on June 6, 2012 at the age of 57, after a seven and a half year battle with breast cancer. Robin was born and raised in Lincolnton, but has lived in Houston for 31 years. Robin is preceded in…

Post 100 wins two of three at Shelby tourney

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor SHELBY — Cherryville Post 100’s nine-game win streak to open the 2012 season was snapped in its final game of the North-South Challenge at Shelby High School on Sunday. Cherryville opened the tournament, during which three teams from South Carolina face off against three teams from…

Addison Parrish’s three RBIs lift Lincoln County over Hickory 8-7

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Cardinals break Hickory’s seven-game win streak MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor HICKORY — Hickory Post 48 went into Friday’s game against the Lincoln County Cardinals with an impressive 7-0 overall record and a 6-0 record in Area III division play. The Cardinals shattered that win streak with an 8-7 victory that…

Schedules — 6/11/12

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American Legion baseball Cherryville Post 100 travels to Caldwell County at 7 p.m. today. Lincoln County hosts Caldwell County at  7 p.m. Tuesday at North Lincoln High School. Cherryville hosts Hickory at 7 p.m. Tuesday.…

Utility rates climb as city passes budget

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Council OKs intersection project in split vote SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer City taxes won’t be going up or down this year, but utility rates will nudge higher this year. The Lincolnton City Council unanimously approved City Manager Jeff Emory’s proposed 2012-2013 budget during its meeting Thursday night. With the vote…

FBI on scene after powder mailed to church

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were on the scene at a Maiden church Thursday after church officials received a letter containing an unknown white powder. The church is home to Pastor Charles Worley, who has achieved national notoriety after proposing to “get rid of” gays and…

Deputies find body inside burned car

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Catawba County deputies located a body inside a burned car in a wooded area northwest of Sherrills Ford Thursday morning. Sheriff Coy Reid would not release details about the victim or vehicle but said deputies are currently treating the case as a “suspicious death.” If the…

Taking a tour of Lincoln Co. farms

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Annual tour takes look at conservation AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “People don’t think about where the food they’re eating is coming from when taking a bite,” said Patty Dellinger, district program coordinator of the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation. “They should stop and think — if it wasn’t for agriculture,…

Thief cut hole in store floor

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man is accused of cutting a hole through the floor of a local convenience store where police said he stole coins and cigarettes Wednesday morning. Lincolnton Police Detective Mark Sain told the Times-News Thursday afternoon that officers responded around 2 a.m. Wednesday to the…

Missing biker found after fatal crash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol have located the body of a man who apparently struck a tree with his motorcycle and died near the Lincoln/Catawba County line on Tuesday. Roy Sherman Gwyn, 39, had been traveling too fast for conditions when his motorcycle…