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Bad bill moves to House

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives have an important decision to make. Either they value the free flow of information between the government and the citizenry or they want to allow governments to hide their activities from the very people who elected them in…

Adolescent parenting program helps young mothers

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Michelle Spinner had Carson when she was 16 years old. Having been in the Adolescent Parenting Program in Lincoln County for three years, Spinner said the program has helped her get to where she is today. “Overall the program has made me be a better mother,”…

Criminal Charges 5-13-13

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    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Malcolm Rashad Thompson, 21, of 163 Hillcrest Dr. in Lincolnton was charged May 9 with one felony count of statutory rape/sex offense of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old by a defendant six years older. A $20,000 unsecured bond…

Candidates make moves for upcoming election

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Official filing for the 2013 Lincolnton municipal election won’t get underway until July, but potential candidates are already beginning to throw their names in the race. Two have already filed the necessary paperwork in recent weeks to open their campaigns, which gives them the…

Travel study to survey motorists

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  LTN Staff Report   An external travel study designed to help better determine the Charlotte area’s transportation needs will be taking place over the next few weeks. In Lincoln County, in-person surveys will occur on lower-volume roads, while video identification and mailed surveys will be used on higher-volume U.S.…

Lincolnton Relay for Life a success

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “The biggest thing is not to lose hope and get scared,” Lincolnton resident Ann Herbertson said about battling cancer. After battling breast cancer more than two decades ago, resulting in a mastectomy, she felt compelled to participate in cancer-supporting events such as Relay for Life.…

Several projects on agenda for Board of Ed.

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  LTN Staff Report   The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting. On the agenda for the meeting are: James Pollard with the Lake Norman Ducks Youth Football and Cheer Association is scheduled to appear before the board. Board members will…

Lincoln County fares well at regional track meet

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Commissioners open search for new manager

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners officially got the search for a new county manager underway Thursday evening during a work session to discuss the process in more detail. Current County Manager George Wood, who has served in the position since 2008, announced on April 15…

Youths gather for prayer at courthouse

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Activity was part of church sponsored “Challenge” JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Middle and high school-aged youth from various Lincoln County churches united to pray for local and national change Thursday on the front steps of the courthouse. While vehicles and motorcycles buzzed past, students held hands and bowed their heads,…