Home » Entries posted by Editor (Page 5)

Planning board votes against noise ordinance

Share This Post

Staff report Lincoln County’s planning board nixed a set of proposed amendments to the county’s unified development ordinance that would make it more difficult for some commercial and industrial businesses, as well as racetracks, to operate. The changes, submitted by Hickory Grove resident Clint Hennessee, were suggested in response to…

Sex offender charged with failure to register

Share This Post

Staff report A convicted sex offender has been arrested in Lincolnton on charges from Lincoln County and Catawba County related to registering his place of residence with authorities. Timothy Dwayne Self, 23, who lists his address as homeless, was allegedly staying at a residence in Lincoln County when he was…

Johnston steps down from Arts Council

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Executive Director Shelly Johnston has resigned from her position with the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Johnston, an active member in many capacities within the arts community in the area, accepted a position as a developmental director for Grandfather Mountain in Linville. “We will announce an…

LPD officer caught in taser wires during arrest

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A Lincolnton Police Department officer was shocked by another officer’s taser wires while trying to arrest a suspect who was allegedly assaulting him during a domestic disturbance call on Tuesday. Michael Darrin Smith, 49, of 330 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, was arrested inside his home by Officer…

City manager search narrows, finalists identified

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The City of Lincolnton has narrowed its search for a new city manager to less than 10 finalists in a field that began with more than 75 applicants. “We decided to go with a written response to pertinent questions to try to narrow the field even…

Tenowo breaks ground on $12.5-million expansion

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Tenowo is expanding its Lincolnton manufacturing facility with a $12.5 million investment. Owned by Germany-based Hoftex Group, the Lincolnton site currently serves North American clients in the automotive, industrial and apparel industries. Lincoln Economic Development Association vice chair Jim Watson, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman…

LTG to hold 24th summer drama camp

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer For 24 years straight, the Lincoln Theatre Guild has offered summer youth drama camp in both Denver and Lincolnton. “This year we are going to make it a better learning experience for all ages,” said camp director Phyllis Gordon. “In doing so, we are grouping the…

Bill would increase school vouchers

Share This Post

ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A Lincoln County lawmaker filed a bill Tuesday that would eventually increase, by more than tenfold, the state’s funding of private school vouchers. Senate Bill 862, filed by Republican state Sens. David Curtis (Lincoln, Iredell, Gaston), Chad Barefoot (Franklin, Wake) and Trudy Wade (Guilford) calls for…

Maiden man arrested for habitual assault

Share This Post

Staff report A Maiden man is facing additional assault charges related to a March 15 fight at a child’s birthday party in Lincolnton. Alamar Teracious Edwards, 24, of 309 Lee Avenue, was charged with felony habitual assault by the Lincolnton Police Department on April 21. Officers said Edwards was initially…

Single-car wreck knocks out power in East Lincoln

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A single-car crash near East Lincoln High School left residents without electricity on Thursday morning around 7:15 a.m. The accident occurred near the intersection of North Little Egypt Road and Highway 73. The automobile was overturned, with a utility pole knocked over and power lines down.…