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Around Town — 2-3-16

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Around town for February 3, 2016. THURSDAY Senior center The Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton will host a free 6 week course entitled “Living healthy with chronic conditions” from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.…

Obituaries — 2-3-16

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Obituaries for February 3, 2016. Phillip Pinkney Helms Mr. Phillip Pinkney Helms, age 78, of 169 Pinewood Drive in Lincolnton, died on Monday, February 1, 2016. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Randall…

Criminal Charges — 2-3-16

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Criminal charges for February 3, 2016. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kylie Brooke Wilson, 24, of 383 Franks Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 26 with one count each of injury to personal property and simple assault and battery or affray. Andy Allen Clinton, 24, of…

Lady Mustangs come up short

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor DENVER – The Lady Mustangs had victory in their grasp, only to have Newton-Conover steal it away early in the fourth quarter and escape with a 58-48 win. Hannah Stull sparked the comeback for the Lady Red Devils, who improved to 12-8 overall, and more importantly…

Rebels defeat Thomasville, fall to Chase in duals

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Staff report 2A Dual team wrestling Tournament 1st & 2nd Rounds at West Lincoln West Lincoln 36, Thomasville 34 106: Strawn Wilson (T) over Ethan Stewart (WL) (MD 13-2) 113: Jake Clary (WL) over Ray-Shun Moore (T) (Dec 4-0) 120: Keaton Norman (WL) over Josh McKnight (T) (Fall 0:32) 126:…

Tuesday’s Roundup

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Staff report Boys Basketball Lincolnton 73, Bunker Hill 47 Robbie Cowie scored 24 points to lead the Wolves over Bunker Hill at home. Lincolnton, who led 33-28 at the half, blew the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Bears 27-4. Alex Rhyne (16) and Jordan Easter (10) also…

West Lincoln wrestlers place nine on all-conference

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Staff report West Lincoln landed nine wrestlers on the 2015-2016 all-conference team. The Rebels finished runner-up to Newton-Conover in both the regular season and the conference tournament. Below is a list of this year’s all-conference performers. Southern District 7 All Conference Wrestling 2016 Travis Bowman – East Lincoln Nick Hatchet…

Sports Hall of Fame accepting nominations for 2016 class

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its Class of 2016. Qualifications for candidates include residency in Lincoln county for a minimum of four years and have been a participant in sports activities for at least four years. Participant may be as a player,…

Regional semis no longer at neutral sites

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Staff Report On Monday, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced the sites for the regional basketball finals. The Board of Directors, at its spring meeting in May 2015, approved a change in the regional basketball format. The fourth round (regional semifinals) will now be played at the home…

Commissioners wait on school board before ruling on Newton Crossing

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Commissioners continued a zoning hearing for the proposed Newton Crossing development while the school board considers whether or not it would like to utilize 17 acres to be donated by Essex Homes for the purpose of building a new Denver elementary school. Cecelia Martin made the…