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Reader’s Forum 9-19-14

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Move of County Offices The ongoing debate concerning moving Lincoln County offices to the old hospital may soon move to a critical stage. These discussions began as far back as 2009 and involve numerous claims and counter claims as to the actual need for such a move and its associated…

OUR VIEW — Voting hours battle about pride

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The vote is what makes a democracy work. But too often in the history of American democracy, the vote and how, when and by whom it is placed has been used as a tool to give an advantage to one political party over another. The motivations that led to the…

Festival opens with apple pies and turkey legs

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The Lincoln County Apple Festival Committee has had a long and busy year preparing for Saturday’s event, which opens officially at 9 a.m. Most of the work is behind-the-scenes scheduling — what will go where and which booth will be there. There’ll be music and food…

Around Town 9-19-14

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TODAY Open Mic at Poetry Lincolnton Join Poetry Lincolnton for Open Mic at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Poetry Lincolnton is sponsored by Main Street Rag. SATURDAY Community Yard Sale North 321 VFD will host a community yard sale from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the intersection…

Harvest time at WoodMill Winery

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Notable News

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Seaman Matthew Williamson graduated from the Great Lakes Naval Academy Quartermaster A school on Aug. 27, 2014. He is currently stationed on the USS Winston S. Churchill at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia. He is the son of Andy and Susan Rose Williamson of Lincolnton and the grandson of…

Business Spotlight: Bakery Tico-Pan

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For nearly eight years, Bakery Tico-Pan has remained a community staple for Costa Rican baked goods. “‘Tico’ is another word used for Costa Rican people, and ‘pan’ is the Spanish word for bread,” owner Rosa Miriam Acosta explained through a bilingual translator. While the Lincolnton bakery,…

Library book sale under way

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Charlotte man, 19, arrested for rape of juvenile

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Staff report A Charlotte man was arrested by a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday on charges related to a sexual assault of a juvenile. Andre Keith Bracey, 19, of 2610 Alleghany Street, was charged by the Lincolnton Police Department with five counts each of second degree rape and first…

Farmers benefit from Harvest Moon Grille

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Locally sourced ingredients bring business to farmers ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The recent opening of a Lincolnton farm-to-table restaurant is making a significant economic impact for several farmers located throughout Lincoln County and the surrounding area. Harvest Moon Grille, located at 331 East Main Street, officially opened its doors to…