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Playing the piano in church since age 12

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I met Lavinia White at McKendree United Methodist Church. She is the choir director there and she and my brother-in-law have been good friends for years. I’ve been impressed with how professional the choir sounds under her direction. She told me she started taking piano lessons…

Criminal Charges — 1-26-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jessica Erin Harkey, 20, of 4171 Red Oak Ln. in Iron Station was charged Jan. 22 with one count of first degree trespassing. A $500 secured bond was set. Bradley Scott Walton, 18, of 4171 Red Oak Ln. in Iron Station…

Virginia murder fugitive caught in Lincoln County

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Staff report A man wanted in a 2003 Norfolk, Virginia murder was apprehended by U.S. Marshals with the assistance of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, Jan. 23. Adam District deputy J. Lail and Sgt. J. Hutchinson assisted Marshal’s Service agents in apprehending Shawn Terrell Greer, 38, at his…

Comeback kids

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Frady’s late 3 completes rally as Rebels knock off rival Cherryville RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Good shooters fight through slumps. They also come up big when needed most. Dylan Frady had four points in the first three quarters, but exploded for 10 in the fourth, including the game-winning 3-pointer…

LHS girls rally late, stun Forestview

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton’s girls basketball team hosted Gastonia Forestview on Wednesday with the goal of getting some pep back into its step. It did way more than that. Saylor Whitesides scored 18 points, Mikayla Dyson had the game-saving block, and for the first time in head coach Jimmy Carr’s eight…

UPCOMING GAMES — 1/23/15

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Today Basketball E. Lincoln at Bandys Lincoln Charter at Cherryville Lincolnton at W. Lincoln S. Iredell at N. Lincoln Wrestling Bandys at E. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Lincolnton, N. Lincoln at W. Lincoln, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 Basketball N. Lincoln at E. Lincoln, 3 p.m. Wrestling Lincolnton at Cherryville Invitational…

Around Town — 1-23-15

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SATURDAY Church yard sale Westside House of Prayer, at 4260 Flay Road in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale and hotdog sale beginning at 7 a.m. For more information, call (704) 732-4493. Church breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, at 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast, open to…

January good for naps, collards and hot soup

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist There are some good things about January. The days are getting longer, shirts are on sale, collards are at their best and big bowls of hot soup on cold days. Then in the middle of the month the sunshine warms up several days to remind us…

Business Spotlight: Premier Air

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer It isn’t often that a customer comes to own a business they once patronized. After a couple of flights, Mike Bachofner caught the aviation bug and went to Premier Air, a flight school and aviation maintenance facility operating at the Lincoln County Regional Airport (LCRA). In…

Second liquor store planned

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Staff report Lincolnton may soon have a second ABC store. According to ABC Board chairman Mike Owen, documents have been submitted to the North Carolina ABC Commission seeking approval for a location at 627 Riverside Drive, on the western side of the city. A state investigator visited the site on…