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Local country act Luck of the Drawl close to achieving dreams

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Three young ladies have a second chance at the opportunity of a lifetime and they’re determined not to let it slip through their grasp once again. Jaeleigh Clark of Lincolnton, Jillian Bartlett of Gastonia and Katie Comer of Dallas make up the country singing trio better…

‘Fill the Boot’ to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Muscular Dystrophy Association will benefit from the 2016 Fill the Boot campaign that will be conducted by the Lincoln County Fire Fighters Association, with firefighters throughout the county participating. Money collected through the drive is set to help find treatments for muscular dystrophy, ALS and…

The Wisecarvers to perform at Lowesville Gospel Concerts

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lowesville Gospel Concerts will host The Wisecarvers for a performance on Sept. 10. The Wisecarvers are family driven, according to keyboardist, bassist and vocalist Kara Wisecarver. “The group is led by Vince and Tammy Wisecarver. It includes their sons, Dustin and Chase, and I am married…

Man wanted for stabbing man in face

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a man charged in connection with a stabbing incident on Atlantic Lane in Lincolnton on Sunday. Detective Greg Hager responded to the scene at around 5:30 a.m. after a disturbance was reported. Deputies told Hager that the victim, David A.…

City set to break ground on downtown Lincolnton splash park

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A downtown splash park that has been two years in the making will see ground broken in the coming weeks. Lincolnton’s City Council approved a contract for $415,198.00 with Howard Construction on Sept. 1. “The contractor seems to think that this is a four- to six-month…

Man sentenced to more than two decades on child porn charges

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Staff report A Denver man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison for distributing child pornography. Edward Arthur Peck pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor on Tuesday. The State Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, executed…

Lincoln County couple cruises across America

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A Lincoln County couple left the comforts of their Vale home to tour the most scenic parks the United States has to offer on the back of their Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Barney and Tina Powell covered 7,174 miles in two weeks time, stopping only to admire the…

Congressional candidate Andy Millard holds town hall in Lincolnton

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Democrat Andy Millard met with a small group of voters on Thursday evening during his Lincoln County town hall meeting at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. The event marked the sixth of seven stops on his campaign to unseat incumbent Patrick McHenry as the…

LPD to enforce two-hour parking downtown

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincolnton Police Department said officers will begin enforcing an ordinance that has been on the books for more than a decade regarding two-hour parking limits within the City of Lincolnton. Police Chief Rodney Jordan sent out a letter to local merchants encouraging them to, along…

Five arrested on felony drug charges

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Staff report Five people are facing felony drug charges as a result of separate Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigations. Deputies said the investigations consisted of surveillance and undercover operations, assistance to North Carolina Probation and Parole and citizen complaints. Two of the narcotics investigations concluded last week after detectives assisted…