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Sheriff offers tips for a safe Fourth of July

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LTN Staff Report As family, friends and neighborhoods across the county come together this week for cookouts, parades, fireworks and other annual Fourth of July celebrations and traditions, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to think safety first. An agency press release focused on the potential for firework-related injuries,…

Gaston College receives $1.5 million grant

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Gaston College was announced as the recipient of a $1.5 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) on Monday. The funding will go toward the construction of a new “Center for Advanced Manufacturing” building, as well as the renovation of the Pharr Trade…

Two die in separate vehicle accidents

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man, woman and two horses are dead following two separate wrecks in eastern Lincoln County. Jennifer Nicole Moore, 30, of 1318 Strawberry Lane in Denver, was pronounced dead around 4:20 a.m. Monday at a Charlotte hospital, nearly seven hours after troopers said she collided with…

Criminal Charges — 7-3-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Kenneth Ray Caldwell III, 28, of 578 Calvary Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton was charged June 27 with one count of probation violation. No bond was set. Jessie Eugene Bivens, 35, of 6046 Doral Ln. in Vale was charged June 27 with…

Lincoln County, Cherryville get home-field advantage

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Staff report The Lincoln County Cardinals and Cherryville Post 100 both earned home-field advantage in the first round of the American Legion Area IV baseball playoffs with their regular-season records. Post 100, which one its record sixth-straight Area IV title last year, secured the No. 4 seed in the Western…

Boger City All-Stars headed to state tourney

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Balls Creek Optimist Park was host to the Dixie Youth Softball tournament on June 14-17, as five age divisions competed for the District 2 championship. The Boger City 8U Girls All Stars won the 8 and under age group and now advance to the state championship series held in Lillington…

Schedules — 7/3/13

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American Legion baseball Lincoln County hosts Henderson County at 7 p.m. today at East Lincoln High School. Cherryville hosts Huntersville at 7 p.m. today.…

City cops bust drug offenders

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Lincolnton Police said they targeted more than 30 drug offenders Wednesday morning following a nearly three-month undercover investigation. City officers, along with aid from Sheriff’s detectives John Propst and Frank Runyon, took to the streets in teams of two for Operation “Independence…

Charities build homes in Denver for wounded veterans

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One former Marine and his family have been chosen to receive a new home in Denver in connection with a five-charity collaborative effort for wounded veterans. Sergeant Jason Hyde, of Spartanburg, is set to move into the two-story Katherine Drive residence next month with…

Events celebrate Independence Day

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Various events marking the Fourth of July holiday will be taking place in the area, with the first such celebration getting underway this evening. Below is a roundup of local Independence Day parades and festivities:   Wednesday:   The city of Cherryville will…