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Around Town — 5-25-12

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Lifeguard training City of Lincolnton Parks &  Recreation will host a lifeguard training class each night Friday through June 7 at the W. M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park, 800 S. Madison St. in Lincolnton. Deadline for registration is Monday (May 21). For more information, call (704)…

Job Listings — 5-25-12

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Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings Purchasing Clerk Assistant (Job #010114595) Will do purchase orders, data entry, matching, files maintenance and other duties related to purchasing. Place orders with vendors. Relay information to other departments. Prefer purchasing clerk experience. Production Operator B-Roller Grinder (Job #010114606) Set up and operate a…

Top students celebrated at ceremony

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Tear-filled eyes, congratulatory hugs and proud parents filled the auditorium at the Citizens Center on Thursday night as high school seniors were awarded for excellence. Lincoln County’s top 40 students from all four high schools were recognized at the Academic Achievement Awards. Chair of the Education…

Lincolnton man flees from police in stolen van, crashes

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Catawba and Lincoln County deputies worked together this week to apprehend a Lincolnton man fled from officers on foot after crashing a stolen van into a power pole, according to officers. Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, deputies followed Jeffrey Wayne Hammons, 23, of 791 Springs East Road…

Commissioners discuss possible tax increases

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A couple of proposed tax increases were discussed by members of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during a budget work session Wednesday evening. County Manager George Wood’s 2012-2013 budget currently calls for a hike in the East Lincoln Water and Sewer District tax rate from…

Criminal Charges — 05-25-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Arnet Seals Jr., 35, of 224 East Independence in Charlotte was charged May 21 with one count of failure to comply. A $315 bond was set. Jamie Adell Perkins, 23 of 1324 Highland Bluff Ct. in Lincolnton was charged May 21…

This is a tale of growing old

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist When I retire I will travel and read all the library books that I can carry home each week. It will be easy to keep up with the housework after I clean all the closets and kitchen cabinets. I really thought that I would do that,…

Obituaries — 5-25-12

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Bertha Dellinger SHELBY — Bertha Cleo Brackett Dellinger, 103, of Poplar Springs Church Rd, passed away at Carillon Assisted Living on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. She was born in Cleveland County on September 1, 1908, to the late A.W. Brackett and Hattie Boggs Brackett.  She was a homemaker and a…

West Lincoln’s Ross inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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West Lincoln wrestling coach Butch Ross (second from left) was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his lifetime dedication to wrestling on Sunday. Coach honored for a lifetime of dedication to wrestling MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The great tradition of West Lincoln High School wrestling added another…

Sports Briefs — 5-25-12

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Correction A story in the May 23 edition of the Lincoln Times-News regarding the All-SPC baseball team failed to list members of the team from East Lincoln High School. Those players are: Addison Parrish, Danny Sullivan, Clay Hodges, Charlie Goss and David Keener…