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Obituaries 5-15-13

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    Sue M. Whitworth Sue M. Whitworth, age 74, of 124 Wesconnett Drive in Charlotte, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Her funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Gerald Beardon officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial…

United Way of Lincoln County presents awards

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The United Way of Lincoln County recently handed out awards during an event celebrating its 2012-2013 campaign. The award recipients were as follows: Campaign Chair Award – Dr. Matt Stover The Leadership Award – Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln The Corporate Champion – The Timken Company Greatest Total Contribution – Duke Energy…

Criminal Charges 5-15-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Dustin Thomas Rhodes, 28, of 1638 Roseland Dr. in Lincolnton was charged May 10 with one count of driving while impaired. No bond was set. Keith Alan Blakely, 34, of 1543 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged May 10…

Deputies nab three suspects in drug busts

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Narcotics officers uncovered a meth lab, a marijuana grow operation and an alcohol still in connection with two unrelated cases this month at county residences, the Sheriff’s Office said. On Monday, investigators said they seized 16 marijuana plants from a Diesel Drive residence in…

Castiel the pug wins the LTN’s “Cutest Pet Contest”

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Local dog Castiel the Pug beat out a dozen other Lincoln County pets this month, including a cat and horse, to win the title of the Times-News’ “Cutest Pet Contest.” The pup took in more than 120 votes. With his six-month birthday approaching…

Deputies: Mother lied about kidnapping

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton woman will appear in court later this week after deputies charged her Tuesday with falsely reporting that her daughter had been kidnapped from their home, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies issued an Amber Alert Sunday night for 3-year-old Christina Grace Koonce after…

Lincoln Charter students look after quail eggs

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lynsey Waddle’s second-grade classroom at Lincoln Charter’s Denver campus is anxiously awaiting the results of its latest experiment. The class is the only one in the county participating in the “4-H Embryology Hatching Project,” which is correlated with the North Carolina Standard Course of…

Kiser students show off photography skills

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Schools to get new security measures

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer     Lincoln County Schools will continue on a path toward enhanced security as additional measures were signed off on by the Board of Education Tuesday night. In a unanimous vote, School Board members approved Howard Construction Company as the low bidder to install…

Drug investigators uncover a meth lab, marijuana grow operation and alcohol still

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Narcotics officers uncovered a meth lab, a marijuana grow operation and an alcohol still in connection with two unrelated cases this month at county residences, the Sheriff’s Office said. On Monday, investigators said they seized 16 marijuana plants from a Diesel Drive residence…