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Stroud to direct next LTG production

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When the acting duo of Holly Perkins and Travis Sinclair takes the stage for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s February production of Abigail Grotke’s comedy “Miss Abigail’s Guide To Dating, Mating, & Marriage,” audience participation will be encouraged in the television talk show setting. According to Grotke’s…

Criminal Charges — 1-21-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Adam Castillo, 35, of 958 Cedar Grove Church Rd. in Vale was charged Jan. 16 with one count of failure to comply. An unknown bond amount was set. Demario Sante Ross, 26, of 215 Best St. 14, in Shelby was…

McHenry: Keep scaling back Dodd-Frank

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor When Rep. Patrick McHenry visits North Carolina’s 10th congressional district, he always hears concerns from his constituents about jobs. From his new position as the vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced Jan. 15, McHenry said he hopes to play a part in Congress…

Bolick recalls short but memorable hardball journey

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lifetime Lincoln County resident Steve Bolick can’t remember a time when baseball wasn’t a part of his life. When he wasn’t playing or teaching the game in some capacity, he was watching — and still is. Bolick, 75, remains sharp and quick witted with a hearty…

Just too much

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Mustangs blow past Lincolnton RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln’s boys basketball team moved up a spot to No. 2 in the latest statewide 2A media poll early on Tuesday, then backed it up hours later by routing Lincolnton. Chazz Surratt scored 27 points and dished out 14 assists,…

EL girls topple West Lincoln

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LCS boys blowout CSD, lead SP1A LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Destiny Johnson filled up the stat line and helped East Lincoln’s girls basketball team win its first Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference game of the season in the process. The freshman had 34 points, nine rebounds, six assists and six steals,…

LOCAL BRIEFS — 1/21/15

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CROSS COUNTRY VALENTINE’S 5K: East Lincoln and Cowan’s Ford Country Club will host the Valentine’s 5K & Couples Division race at 9 a.m. at the golf course on Feb. 21 to honor Miranda Eckard, a student at East Lincoln who lost her battle with cancer. Early registration is $20 for…

UPCOMING GAMES — 1/21/15

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Today Basketball Forestview at Lincolnton Cherryville at W. Lincoln Thursday, Jan. 22 Basketball N. Lincoln at W. Iredell Wrestling N. Lincoln at S. Iredell, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 Basketball E. Lincoln at Bandys Lincoln Charter at Cherryville Lincolnton at W. Lincoln S. Iredell at N. Lincoln Wrestling Lincolnton, N.…

Vale man faces 162 new charges for rape of child

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Staff report A Vale man who was arrested in December by Lincolnton Police on charges that he raped a child received a total of 162 additional charges on Tuesday, Jan. 20, according to a press release. Danny Lee Hensley, 40, of 7873 Matthew Miller Road, was charged by police with…

Obituaries — 1-21-15

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Ken Hartman Kenneth Ray Hartman, 86, of 1021-B Leisure Leigh Lane, Cherryville passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Carolina Care Center in Cherryville. Born August 6, 1928 in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Dock Hartman and Dela McSwain Hartman. He retired as owner of Ken’s…