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Rebels fall to Mustangs 7-0 in SPC play

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Reavis scores hat trick for E. Lincoln in shutout win JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer DENVER — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs secured a 7-0 victory over the West Lincoln Lady Rebels Wednesday night at Denver Clark Stadium. Lady Mustangs’ head coach Jason Dragoon was surprised to see his team shutout…

The NFL’s criminals, on and off the field

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Writer Every NFL fan owes a big thanks to Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints. Thanks to those guys, the ones who got caught at least, Senator Dick Durbin is now threatening a full government investigation of the bounty scandal, and has proposed making bounties in…

4 get federal time for tax fraud scheme

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Four Lincoln County residents, including three from Lincolnton and one from Vale, were sentenced Wednesday to at least a year behind bars for defrauding the government by obtaining false tax refunds in a scheme that began in early 2010. According to a press release from…

Suspect charged in 1993 rape case

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Mecklenburg County man accused of raping a teen girl in Lincoln County nearly two decades ago was arrested this week, deputies said. Lincoln County Sheriff’s authorities apprehended Stephen Eugene Malcolm, 60, of 452 Rhyne Road in Charlotte, on Tuesday, a press release said.…

2 WLHS students accused in vehicle break-ins

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two West Lincoln High School students are accused of breaking into multiple vehicles earlier this month in an area on the county’s western end. The 16-year-old Lincolnton residents allegedly stole GPS units, a purse and a case of 40 CDs from unlocked vehicles located…

State labor commissioner presents Lincoln safety awards

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    NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry presents a safety award to Marti Hovis of the Lincoln County Senior Center. SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County companies were recognized Thursday night for their efforts in providing safe workplaces for their employees. The 2012 Safety Awards Banquet, co-hosted by the…

Math teacher, lifting champ

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Lincoln Charter School algebra teacher Jennifer Thompson talks with East Lincoln students Thursday about the the benefits of lifting weights. Thompson talks with students about positive effects of power lifting   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   At first glance, Jennifer Thompson doesn’t seem like the greased-up, body builder-type with muscles…

Student with passion for service

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Hunter Mullis, 15, a sophomore at Lincoln Charter High School, has been keeping her calendar full this school year. She was accepted into the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) September of last year and has been busy prepping for one of the group’s biggest events…

Around Town 3-23-12

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  Art Crawl The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host its annual First Savings Bank Spring Art Crawl 5:30-9 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or email artslincolnnc@gmail.com. Lions Club The Lincolnton Lions Club will be selling brooms, kazoos and Camp Dogwood raffle tickets as well as…

Taking good care of your voice during allergy season

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It is that time of year again, time for Spring allergies!  Soon the yellow stuff will be covering your cars and window panes.  For many, this means runny noses, itchy eyes, and scratchy voices.  We don’t often think about taking care of our voices as we would other parts of…