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Gastonia man charged with 2007 sexual assault

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Gastonia man was arrested on Friday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Lincoln County in 2007. Detective Kelly Paris called in Jonathan Ray Campbell, 23, for questioning after being contacted by the Pottsdam, New York police department…

Deputies search for driver who threw water bottle, injured boy

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man that threw a bottle of water out of a car window on Tuesday night around 8 p.m., resulting in an injury to a 2-year-old boy. Deputies responded to the 2700 block…

City Lunch: A family affair

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Nestled in the heart of downtown in Lincolnton on the Court Square is City Lunch, a quaint restaurant known for mouthwatering hot dogs and a welcoming wait staff. For co-owner Angie Kaiser, however, it is more than just a restaurant, but a daily reminder of three…

The Drug Store to change ownership

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Group of pharmacists to keep Lincolnton, Vale locations open; Boger City to close ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer On the first of August, patients that rely on The Drug Store for their medications, immunizations and medical equipment won’t notice many changes. They will still be greeted by the same friendly faces.…

Carpenters named ‘Conservation Farm Family’ for 2014

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County residents Alvin and Jeff Carpenter were recently presented with an award for their local efforts in conservation. The Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District chose the father-son duo as its 2014 “Conservation Family Farm.” For the Carpenter family, farming is a way of…

The Sweetest Thing

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Sweetfire BBQ is quickly becoming a Lincoln County staple when it comes to local cuisine. The owners of the burgeoning restaurant that now sits at the intersection of Country Club Road and South General’s Boulevard credits their rapidly growing business to dedication, hard work and, more…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Obituaries — 07-18-14

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Jerry Lackey Gantt CHERRYVILLE — Jerry Lackey Gantt, 74, of the Summerset Court died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was born March 17, 1940 to Kathaleen Lackey Gantt, and the late Gamel T. Gantt Jr. of Vale. He graduated from North Brook High School, Western Carolina University and was a…

Around Town

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TODAY VBS New Grace Baptist Church at 3462 Hwy 73 in Iron Station will have their final day of vacation bible school beginning at 6:30 p.m. Theme is God’s Greatest Gift of Giving. Hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream to be served at a special program. For more information, please…

EDITOR’S NOTE — Come on in

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor It’s astounding that Congress and President Barack Obama even have to question what should be done about the immigration of children from Central America across our border with Mexico. They should be welcomed and protected — not kept in prison-like conditions until they’re deported — if…

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