Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 99)

Bills seek to improve tech in schools

Share This Post

  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Two bills that were signed into law last week, and co-sponsored in the N.C. House by Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, hope to improve technology in public schools and expand digital learning opportunities. Saine, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Information Technology and is…

Boxcar hit by vandals

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   It’s at least the third time in less than a year that a Klan reference has been spray-painted on property located within Lincoln County. Lincolnton Police weren’t aware of the situation when the Times-News contacted the agency Wednesday afternoon about the statement “Back KKK”…

Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition showcases serious singing talents

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Eighteen musical contestants from across North Carolina will take the stage Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center to compete in the semifinal round of one of the area’s most elite singing contests, the 11th Annual Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition. For the finals round on Sunday,…

Adult spelling bee a success

Share This Post

   …

Breaking the Silence: The Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans

Share This Post

   …

Grants approved for Denver Global

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Board of Commissioners unanimously backed moving forward with various grants to secure funding that will help ready the proposed eastern Lincoln County site for Denver Global Products during its Monday night meeting. As the Times-News previously reported, a combination of public and private funding will…

Men charged with child sex offenses

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies arrested two Lincoln County men this week and accused each of separate sex-related incidents involving children, including the rape of a family member, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detective Dan Renn charged 31-year-old Neely Marvin Bigham, of 240 Mel Lane in Crouse, on Monday with two…

Post 30 plans day of appreciation for WWII vets

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton resident Ralph Conner said he still has pieces of shrapnel in his head — a permanent souvenir and reminder of his World War II military service. American Legion Post 30 plans to recognize Conner, 89, and his fellow Lincoln County World War II veterans during…

Lessons from a firefighter

Share This Post

Battleground Elementary 3rd graders got a treat Tuesday morning as local firefighters visited them for a lesson in the history of firefighting in Lincoln County.    …

Work still on hold at Ingles site

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Despite recent activity on the property owned by Ingles, it appears that the Asheville-based grocery chain is not yet moving forward with construction of a store. The land, located on East Main Street in Boger City, has remained relatively untouched since the company decided last spring…