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Obituaries — 12-17-14

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Kenneth Clifford Counts Kenneth Clifford Counts, 60, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ken was born October 30, 1954 in Munich, Germany. Ken was the son of Charles Rook Counts, a career Army Officer, and Mary Penick Counts. Ken was a graduate of…

Around Town

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THURSDAY Dementia Education Program A free dementia education program, “Relieving Stress During the Holidays,” will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center at 515 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 732-9053 for more information.…

Lincolnton Fire Department applies for grant, seeking equipment

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With the need for new breathing apparatuses and a new engine on the horizon, the Lincolnton Fire Department recently submitted paperwork for a $230,000 grant from FEMA that would assist in acquiring the air packs. The department expects to receive news regarding the grant by mid-spring…

Criminal Charges — 12-17-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Daniel McKellen Harmon, 29, of 1025 Cedar Grove Church Rd. in Vale was charged Dec. 12 with one count of communicating threats. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Jonas Verdel Ellis, Jr., 42, of 5464 Cajun Dr. in Vale was charged…

School of Technology holds coding class for students

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With computer code writing at the forefront of computer science education, the Lincoln County School of Technology celebrated its second annual “Hour of Code” program. The national initiative began and was promoted by “code.org” and ran from Dec. 8-14 as a one-hour introduction to computer science…

Our View — Way to go, Mustangs

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Hearty congratulations go out to the East Lincoln Mustangs football team, which captured the 2AA state championship title on Saturday in a 14-13 thriller against Washington High. The title is the Mustangs’ second in three years and the second in school history. It’s Lincoln County’s fourth state championship appearance in…

Around Town — 12-15-14

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TUESDAY NAACP meeting The Lincoln County NAACP Community Meeting will be held at the Lincoln Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. at 403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. LHS band concert The Lincolnton High School band will present its Holiday Concert on at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym at…

Sheriff’s Office hands out yearly awards

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Staff report A narcotics investigator and a detention officer were recognized last week by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for their outstanding service to their community. Detective Lt. Tim Johnson was awarded the fourth annual “Sergeant John H. Howell Memorial Deputy Sheriff of the Year” award. Johnson has served 25…

Criminal Charges — 12-15-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Joshua Dwight Klutz, 27, of 1225 Waldon in Charlotte was charged Dec. 11 with two counts of failure to comply. An unknown bond amount was set. Nicole Ann Vickers, 35, of 416 S. Emerson St. D in Gastonia was charged Dec.…

Obituaries 12-15-14

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Paul Charley Canipe Mr. Paul Charley Canipe, age 82, of Lincolnton, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Friday, December 12, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today, at Redeemed Baptist Church, 1525 Riverview Road in Lincolnton, with Rev. Alan Wheeler officiating. The family…