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City man faces charges after assault

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man appeared in court Friday morning, one day after deputies said they placed him behind bars for not only using a glass vase and baseball bat to assault his girlfriend but for also assaulting neighbors and officers in the incident. Deputies arrested Donald Michael…

Chamber hosts Academic Achievement Awards banquet

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Around Town — 6-3-13

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TODAY NAACP raffle Purchase raffle tickets now to win an autographed helmet from Carolina Panther’s player Luke Kuechly. The raffle is sponsored by the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP. Cost is $5 per ticket. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Cultural Center and Ebony & White’s Funeral Home, both…

Reader’s Forum — 6-3-13

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Taxation Without True Representation Upon learning  Jeff Emory, our City Manager, and our elected officials with the exception of Mayor John Gilleland and Councilman Devin Rhyne were in favor of finalizing and balancing our 2013-14 municipal budget by adding a $10 monthly ($120 annual tax) on homeowners and using a…

Division of Workforce Solutions — 6-3-13

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Commercial Refrigeration Service Tech Need a commercial refrigeration technician for Charlotte and Hickory area. Must have a good driving record and at least five years of experience in commercial refrigeration. Will service commercial walk-in coolers and freezers, reach-in coolers and freezers and commercial ice makers, etc. Gutter Installer Need two…

Retirement: It’s finally here

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist How many years do we say to ourselves “when I retire I’m going to…..”? My day has arrived and I’ve given a lot of thought to launching a career I’ve been skeptical to approach until now.  In my daydreams I’ve contemplated the many places I want…

Criminal Charges — 6-3-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Donna Whitener Brewer, 48, of 1407 Ivey Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton was charged May 28 with one count of driving while impaired. A $500 unsecured bond was set. Jimmy Eric Icard, 21, of 519 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton was charged…

Lincolnton student graduates from Davidson College

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A Lincolnton student at Davidson College, Ashton Ritter, was one of 447 seniors to graduate in Commencement exercises on May 19. Ritter is the daughter of  William and Lesa Ritter of North Oak Street, and is a graduate of Lincolnton High School. An English major at Davidson with an academic…

Obituaries — 6-3-13

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Lester Junior Burgess DENVER — Mr. Lester Junior Burgess, age 76, of 5154 Roy Ballard Street in Denver, died on Friday, May 31, 2013. His funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Lonnie Ramsey and Rev. Macon Ballard officiating.…