Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 215)

West Lincoln 6th-grader tops in showmanship at State Fair

Share This Post

MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Cody Beam, a sixth-grade student at West Lincoln Middle, took top honors in the Youth Show 9-10 Showmanship category at the N.C. State Fair on Oct. 15. The Youth Show is the largest competition at the State Fair, having over 1,000 entries. Beam won…

Chamber banquet is set for Thursday

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet is Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. According to a news release sent out by the Chamber, guest speakers for the evening will be Lynn Minges, assistant secretary of tourism, marketing and global…

Citizens back ‘Plan 13’ for School Board

Share This Post

MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer Three Lincoln County residents spoke out with concerns during Wednesday evening’s Board of Education public hearing on redistricting. All three residents – Jerry Haney, George Barr and Martin Oakes – live in the Denver area and clearly expressed that they believe only one of the…

HOF fire damages equipment

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County textile plant was forced to evacuate Tuesday night after a piece of warehouse equipment unexpectedly caught fire, resulting in more than a million dollars worth of damage. South Fork firefighters served as primary responders to HOF Textiles on Kawai Road in Lincolnton, fire…

Veterans Day: Remembrance, honor

Share This Post

Passing on memories of Iwo Jima MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer Now 90 years old, Leonard Scronce of Vale still recalls his experience as a sergeant in the U.S. Army when the United States took Iwo Jima. “Iwo Jima is a very small island 660 miles from Japan,” Scronce said.…

Saluting veterans in Lincoln County

Share This Post

Commander Charles Adams, an administrator for Disabled American Veterans, offers an invocation during a salute to veterans Thursday afternoon at the Brian Center in Lincolnton. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “They’ve liberated slaves … and toppled terrorist organizations,” Sheriff David Carpenter said of our nation’s more than one billion war vets,…

Invaders startled, flee, being sought

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies have been unable to find a home intruder after a Lincolnton woman awakened to see him standing in her bedroom doorway Wednesday morning. The resident of the 3100 block of Range Road may have startled the burglar who quickly fled the property, deputies said. The…

Hospital pays tribute to organ donors

Share This Post

MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer A somber yet joyous ceremony took place Wednesday, as families and staff of CMC-Lincoln paid tribute to those from the Lincoln County area who donated organs and tissues to help others during the past year. Speaking to the gathering, Pastor Ted Bost of Daniels Lutheran…

Voters stick with incumbents

Share This Post

Dr. John “Les” Cloninger (left) smiles at supporters at Democratic headquarters Tuesday night as he accepts a congratulatory handshake from his Republican opponent, Sam Ausband Jr., while the night’s other winning council candidate, Democrat Larry Mac Hovis (center), looks on. SARAH LOWERY and FRANK TAYLOR LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS STAFF Three incumbent…

Gilleland wins 2nd term

Share This Post