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Reader’s Forum: Memorial Day

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Memorial Day In a cemetery somewhere these our friends rest in peace. The mounds which cover their graves are slowly losing their identity. Soon they will fade back to the anonymity of the gray earth and the mark of these people will be gone. Forever. Once they were young, round…

NCWorks Job Listings — 5-25-15

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Job listings for May 25, 2015. You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704-735-8035,…

Criminal Charges — 5-25-15

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Criminal charges for May 25, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Matthew Clayton Bivens, 26, of 1161 Norville Rd. in Lincolnton was charged May 21 with one count of assault inflicting serious injury. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Justin Milton Leatherman, 25, of 461 Southside…

Around Town — 5-25-15

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Around town for May 25, 2015. MONDAY Memorial Day service A Memorial Day Service will be hosted by the Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League at 11 a.m. on the courthouse lawn in downtown Lincolnton. WEDNESDAY Older Americans march As part of Lincoln County Senior Services’ Annual Senior Health…

City to hold budget work session Tuesday

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The City of Lincolnton will host a budget work session Tuesday in the City Council chambers. “There have been no changes regarding the current draft of the budget,” city manager Jeff Emory said. “We will be addressing concerns related to it.” For employees of the city,…

City sponsors strategic planning open house

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The City of Lincolnton is addressing challenges and opportunities for growth through an open house process that will facilitate communication between department heads and members of the community. The community will be encouraged to ask questions while browsing board exhibits and stations that will be staffed…

Crouse couple charged with drug possession

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Staff report A Crouse couple is facing felony drug charges after community tips led Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies and state probation and parole officers to search a Shoal Road home. Deputies said they found nearly a gram of methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription medication at the home of…

Curtis: No turning back for toll roads

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Voluntary toll roads in Charlotte appear to be a near certainty. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the DOT has closed with Cintra on the I-77 Express Lanes project that will construct toll lanes along 26 miles of Interstate 77 from Mooresville to Charlotte.…

Smith prepares for cross-country bicycle ride

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Jeremy Smith’s journey will start with one stride in San Francisco. It will end approximately 3,851 miles and 52 days later in Portsmouth, N.H., along the New England coast. Smith is doing a cross-country bicycle put on by America By Bicycle, a daunting jaunt that will…

Teen driver arrested in girl’s death

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Staff report Juan Leonardo, 18, was served arrest warrants on Saturday by the Lincolnton Police Department in connection with a May 17 accident in Lincolnton that left 14-year-old Beatriz Garcia dead. In the accident, Leonardo hit a curb while traveling on North Aspen Street and crashed into Jesus Name Ministerial…