Special Olympics

Lewis McLean stands with Team Cabarrus, a Special Olympics basketball team he coached to the bronze medal at the USA Games in Seattle in 2018. 


Blum executives stand alongside county officials and LEDA representatives at the Feb. 14 groundbreaking ceremony for Blum’s 62,000-square-foot building expansion. 

Reporter-turned-pastor shares stories of transformation

LINCOLNTON – Working as a “lifelong” reporter for local newspapers, frequently reporting on poverty, didn’t prepare the Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore for her second career as a pastor of an inner-city church in Greenville, S.C.“I thought I understood poverty,” said Richardson-Moore, who was invited to visit First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton to give a talk on her ministry Feb. 10. […]

Tadlock surpasses 1,000 career points

DENVER – East Lincoln junior guard Brianna Tadlock notched her 1,000th career point with a 21-point performance in a 43-21 victory over West Lincoln Tuesday, Feb. 12.Tadlock found instant success as a freshman playing with dynamic guards Destiny Johnson and Eboni Tinsley, when she was thrust into the starting lineup on a star-laden team that won 20 games and the […]

Singer displaced by Hurricane Katrina sings – and knows – the blues

Returning to the Lincoln Cultural Center to sing the blues on Friday, Feb. 22, Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen has been singing for much of her life and is no stranger to loss.She grew up around music but was dissuaded from pursuing a career in music by her parents.“All I wanted to do was sing or act or perform in some […]

Commissioners differ on travel funding

LINCOLNTON – Funding for travel has been a topic of discussion among the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners since commissioner Anita McCall proposed a pay increase to help cover the money she’s been paying out of pocket to attend an assortment of government leadership conferences.In August 2018, McCall – who has represented Lincoln County at a number of national and […]

Shooting for the stars: Gabriel becomes N.C.’s most prolific high school 3-point shooter

DENVER – A who’s who of basketball legends have honed their skills in high school gymnasiums across North Carolina, but none of them, including noted 3-point marksman Stephen Curry, made more 3-pointers over the course of their high school career than Lincoln Charter’s Jackson Gabriel.“I have to separate myself from being a dad and a coach, which is difficult at […]

Lake Norman company to add 141 jobs

Drugmaker BestCo LLC plans to create 141 jobs through a $47.5 million expansion of its Mooresville manufacturing facility.The company, founded in 1976 in Newark, N.J., originally made candy. Over the years, it has used that expertise to develop more-palatable medicines and dietary supplements, including chewables and flavored lozenges.“This kind of innovation – taking a passion and applying it to other […]

Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore

The Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore, author of “The Weight of Mercy: A Novice Pastor on the City Streets,” speaks at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton Feb. 10.