Today is the official date of retirement for City of Lincolnton police officer Danny Hallman, who has faithfully served his community as a law enforcement official 36 years: one with the Sheriffâ€™s Office and 35 with the city. In that time, he has witnessed much as he carried out his responsibilities in his sworn obligation to uphold the law. With his retirement, an era in police history closes; one in which this community has been made all the more better because of contribution.
Another person who has bettered our community is Joe Leonard. Through his entrepreneurship, Joe, who will soon celebrate his 90th birthday, has done much for Lincolnton and Lincoln County. Because of the magnitude of his efforts, today is proclaimed Joseph C. â€œJoeâ€ Leonard Day.
by Steve Steiner