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OUR VIEW — U.S. should stay out of Syria

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  MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor     The United States is quickly approaching the moment when some kind of military strikes will be launched against Syria. A resolution put before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that authorizes the use of force for up to 90 days was passed 10-7…

Criminal Charges 9-9-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Roy Scott Heafner, 40, of 1039 Monterey Dr. in Iron Station was charged Sept. 3 with one count each of assault on a government official and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A $1,000 secured bond was set.…

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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    AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist     Did you know one in three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese? North Carolina is ranked 14th in obesity among adults and children in the nation. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems such as Type-2 diabetes, high…

Hardee’s cream of the crop

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      PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist     I am pleased to say that last Saturday morning I was told I am “now officially part of the group.” The group I’m talking about meets every morning at Hardee’s in Lincolnton. They begin arriving anytime between 7 and 9 a.m.…

Bluegrass picking on Coot Williams Road

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Initiative aims to serve local small businesses

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new initiative of the Lincoln Economic Development Association aims to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The Lincoln Entrepreneur Growth Group (LEGG), an advisory network made up of service professionals from government, nonprofit, business and educational organizations, is hoping to support and aide…

Officers use Taser to stop suspect

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies Tasered a man in the leg after they said he failed to comply with officers’ orders early Thursday morning outside an eastern Lincoln County restaurant. An individual at Twin Oaks Bar and Grill in Denver contacted deputies shortly after 12 a.m. after discovering a…

Deputies: Man sold pot in parking lot

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   County narcotics investigators handcuffed a Lincolnton man accused of selling marijuana in the parking lot of a city convenience store. Deputies said they spotted Gary Francis Stroman, of 418 South Flint Street in Lincolnton, make a hand-to-hand transaction Thursday outside the Little Market Basket, located…

Time for a cut at Trim Barbershop

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Mustangs on a roll

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EL hot heading into county showdown By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln is on a roll. The Mustangs enter their county showdown tonight with North Lincoln having won 18 straight games dating back to last year, averaging 42 points per game this season and nearly 400 offensive yards per…