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SWAT team aids deputies in drug raid

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County SWAT team assisted sheriff’s narcotics investigators Thursday night in knocking down the door of an Iron Station man’s residence, locating just under half a pound of marijuana inside the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. It was third time deputies have searched the…

Tips for keeping holidays secure

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LTN Staff Reports The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a press release with the following tips on how area residents can best secure their homes this holiday season: It’s too tempting for burglars to break windows and snatch wrapped packages. Therefore, don’t openly display Christmas tree and gifts in…

Obituaries 12-24-2012

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Sadie Newton Beam Sadie Newton Beam, age 81, of 7538 Blackwelder Road in Denver and formerly of Lincolnton died on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Denver United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Johnsen officiating.  Burial will follow in…

Program to offer summer work for area college students

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer After a successful first year for the program, summer work opportunities with local industries are again being sponsored by the Lincoln County Industrial Manager’s Association for interested college students planning to spend their summers in the area. The Lincoln Economic Development Association is currently accepting applications.…

Memories of the old Christmas play

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County natives Rachel Bame and Mary Anne Burgess, both 1950s graduates of Lincolnton High School, can remember a time much simpler than the fast-paced days of today’s youth, particularly growing up as mill children near the Elm Grove Cotton Mill and participating together in their…

Trip to India

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It amazes me how quickly the years have passed from the time I first met my friend Anita Varalakshmi. I met her in college and we became close friends with a few others, we had so much fun in college. Even after college, she called her parents every single day…

Scores and Standings

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Prep football scores West Lincoln 49, Highland Tech 0 East Lincoln 61, Hopewell 59 South Point 49, Lincolnton 8 Maiden 28, North Lincoln 7 Hunter Huss 56, Bessemer City 0 Lake Norman Charter 61, Village Christian 0 Cherryville 46, Pine Lake Prep 0   Southern Piedmont Conference football standings Team…

Police charge suspect in double murder

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A 43-year-old Lincolnton man is facing two counts of first degree murder in the slaying of a couple in their home on July 26, with police saying they believe Wilbert Lester Fair, 43, of 1452 Cloverleaf Lane, acted alone. Fair is scheduled to make his…

Police rule out suicide in double slaying

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police have chosen not to disclose the cause of death of a married couple found Thursday morning inside their Lincolnton residence, but reaffirmed late Friday that the case is being treated as a double homicide. “We don’t want to mess up the integrity of the…

Masked gunman at large after robbery

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police are on the hunt for a masked thief who used a gun to rob an employee Monday morning in the parking lot of a city business. The robber, who was wearing a ski mask at the time of incident, is accused of robbing a…