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Bojangles’ announces Maiden location

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Staff report It’s almost Bo Time for Maiden. Bojangles’ announced on Thursday that it is coming to the Catawba County town for the first time. The Southern chicken franchise has nearby locations in Denver, Lincolnton, Hickory and Gastonia. “Bojangles’ has operated in this area for many years, and it’s great…

Emergency veterinarian to open in Denver

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Denver pet owners with emergency, after-hours needs will soon no longer be forced to leave town to get assistance. Dr. Andrew Pierce, formerly of East Lincoln Animal Hospital, will open Denver Animal Emergency in mid-May. Currently, the closest emergency-care facilities for animals are in Huntersville, Kannapolis…

Lincolnton High to host STEM event

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincolnton High School will be the location for a science, technology, engineering and mathematics festival jointly hosted by Lincoln County Schools and the Lincoln County Public Library. The event, slated for Saturday from 1-3 p.m. in the school’s lower level, is open to the public. “It’s…

City’s stake in Lincolnton-Lincoln County airport could end

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PHIL PERRY ADAM LAWSON Staff Writers The City of Lincolnton’s partial ownership stake in the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport could be a topic of discussions between city and county officials. A city employee with knowledge of the situation said that talks were in motion between the two sides regarding a…

Workout Anytime to open Lincolnton location

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Another all-hours fitness center is coming to Lincolnton. Workout Anytime, which has more than 100 locations from Longwood, Florida, to Temecula, California, opens next month adjacent to the Subway on Sigmon Road. When it does, the gym will join The Rock Fitness and Club Fitness as…

Vale man arrested on South Carolina murder warrants

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Catawba County man on Wednesday who is wanted in Anderson County, South Carolina on a first-degree murder charge. Detective Richard Calhoun received information on Tuesday from the Anderson County sheriff’s office about a murder investigation that led local deputies to the Lincolnview…

Three Lincolnton residents face felony drug charges

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Staff report Three Lincolnton residents are facing felony drug charges after a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office undercover operation. Deputies said the suspects sold methamphetamine, heroin and painkillers to undercover officers on multiple occasions in neighborhoods where frequent complaints about drug activity have been made in recent months. Dustin Allen Moore,…

Improved employee benefits on Lincolnton City Council agenda

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincolnton City Council will consider a contract with Pierce Group Benefits during the council’s regular session on Thursday that would signal a change in employee benefits. Interim City Manager Steve Zickefoose will address the council regarding the details of the contract. “The council approved Pierce Group…

Another public meeting scheduled for Lincoln County land use plan

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A fourth meeting has been scheduled for Lincoln County citizens seeking an opportunity to provide input on the community’s land use plan. The East Lincoln Community Center will host the gathering at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. It’s the second consecutive meeting that will be held in…

Gift of $100k helps Lincolnton Relay for Life near fundraising goal

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A month before the American Cancer Society kicks off Lincolnton’s 22nd annual Relay for Life event, the city has already raised more than $124,000 for cancer research. Lincolnton is most of the way toward its $150,000 goal, thanks to a $100,000 donation courtesy of a pink…