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Obituaries — 1-21-15

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Ken Hartman Kenneth Ray Hartman, 86, of 1021-B Leisure Leigh Lane, Cherryville passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Carolina Care Center in Cherryville. Born August 6, 1928 in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Dock Hartman and Dela McSwain Hartman. He retired as owner of Ken’s…

‘Project Lifesaver’ training conducted

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Staff report A program with a primary focus on people with medical problems like Alzheimer’s disease, autism and Down syndrome was launched on Jan. 6 as Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the Lincoln County Special Operations Land Search Team conducted “Project Lifesaver” training at several locations throughout…

Obituaries — 1-19-15

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Roger Lee Adams Mr. Roger Lee Adams of 202 Arbor Run Drive in Lincolnton died on Friday, January 16, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Alexis Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Vince Heavner officiating. The family will receive friends from…

Police looking for missing teen

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a 16-year-old black female who has been missing for a week. Aniya Symone Mikki Weeks was last seen leaving her school on Jan. 9, according to a press release issued Friday. A press release from the…

Criminal Charges — 1-19-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Brian Clarence Byrum, 46, of 3914 Azalea Trail in Denver was charged Jan. 15 with one count of simple assault and battery or affray. A $2,400 bond was set. Zenia Oneyda Reyes, 42, of 950 20th St. NE Apt. 10G…

Around Town

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Lions Club Meeting Rose Sherrill, Susan Hutcherson, and Kenny Long, Hesed House of Hope volunteers, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions meeting at 7 p.m. in the Medical Plaza I’s Elm Classroom on Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln campus. A Lions Board of Directors meeting will be held at the conclusion of…

Ralph Conner, 91, recalls World War II military service

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Ralph Conner told me he joined the Army when he was 18 years old. He was in the 11th grade in high school when he joined. He went to Macon, Georgia for his basic training and from there he was sent to Norfolk, Virginia. In Norfolk,…

Johnson outshoots the competition at amateur photography contest

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Staff report Gerald Johnson is no stranger to awards in the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual Amateur Photography Competition, but this year he hit the mother lode. Johnson took home the competition’s award for Best of Show, second place in the “People” category, first and second place in the…

Another solar farm proposed for county

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Another solar farm will soon be on the agenda for Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners, though it’s unlikely that this one will generate as much public pushback as one proposed in 2013 that drew the ire of residents of SailView, a high-end development on Lake Norman.…

Deputies: Man called escort service prior to home invasion

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Staff report An eastern Lincoln County man who was pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion made phone calls to several escort services the night of the incident, deputies said. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the Jan. 10 home invasion uncovered information that the homeowner made…