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Deputies still seeking some drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for a number of individuals wanted on drug charges from round-up operations since 2012. Deputies carried out Operation “52 Pick Up” earlier this month, arresting 22 people in one day, but more than a dozen suspects are…

Soldier’s homecoming surprises niece

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Kaitlyn Parker, a second grader at Union Elementary School in Vale, thought her favorite uncle would be returning home from Kuwait on Saturday. But much to her surprise, he popped out of a school closet Wednesday in front of her entire class.…

School Board to interview four attorney candidates

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer     The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet in a special-called session Monday evening to conduct interviews as part of its search for a new attorney. As the Times-News previously reported, School Board members said at their April 9 regular meeting that a…

Volunteer rescue squad faces unexpected closure

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON SARAH LOWERY Staff Writers   After serving Lincoln County for more than half a century, one volunteer technical-rescue service and backup ambulatory group has been ordered to cease operations by Sunday. Workers with Lincoln County Life-Saving Crew (LCLSC), stationed on North Academy Street in Lincolnton, were outraged…

Two men charged with separate sex offenses

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged two Iron Station men in connection with separate sex-related incidents involving teen girls last year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Donnie Ray Carroll, 30, of 4776 East N.C. 27, faces one felony count of indecent liberties with a child after…

Two Lincoln County bridges to be repaired

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Two Lincoln County bridges are due to receive some upgrades following an announcement by the North Carolina Department of Transportation last week that a contract had been awarded for the work. The $4.4 million contract to Astron General Contracting Company of Jacksonville will allow…

Singer gets new liver

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   After waiting 11 years for a liver transplant, Don Herbert’s dream came true this spring. The Kannapolis resident and member of Conover-based Gospel group, Parable of Christ, who often plays venues throughout Lincoln and its surrounding counties along with several states up and down…

Deputies: Man used van to drag donkey

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A western Lincoln County man attached a donkey to his vehicle and dragged the animal down an area roadway Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Richard Ricky Hudson, 68, of 3120 Frank Cline Road in Vale, with one misdemeanor count of conveying animals in…

Around Town — 4/24/13

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TODAY Golden Opportunities Exposition Today is the last day to submit a questionnaire for individuals interested in manning a booth for the Cooperative Extension’s Golden Opportunities Exposition 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information or to acquire a questionnaire, call (704)…

Mustangs take two in SPC play

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Nick Savoie throws no-hitter against Bessemer City Staff report East Lincoln picked up a pair of 10-run rule wins in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play with a 10-0 defeat of Lincolnton in six innings on Monday and an 11-0 shutout of Bessemer City in five innings on Senior Night on…