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Business Spotlight: D.E.G. Laser

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Only a year after its inception, a Denver laser engraving company has relocated to a storefront on North Highway 16 due to its continuing growth. According to D.E.G. Laser’s owner and president, Ed Young, the business offers “custom engraving of commercial parts and equipment for machine…

Lincoln County folks make things roll

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It took lots of planning, much effort and loads of hard work to pull off the successful fundraiser Saturday at Howard’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department. As usual, when volunteers get together, things move. When Lincoln County folks want to do something for friends things begin to…

Board of Education updates Asbury design

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Education unanimously approved several changes regarding the design development drawings for Asbury Alternative School at a meeting on Tuesday. According to Building and Site Committee Chair Tony Jenkins, these design changes, labeled as “Value Engineering Options,” were recommended by the Building and Site Committee…

Criminal Charges — 9-12-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Melissa Leigh Siebert, 33, of 1076 Old Charlotte Road in Concord was charged September 9 with one misdemeanor count failure to appear. A $1500 secured bond was set. Michael Edward Lewaltney Jr, 37, of 4801 Highway 73 in Iron Station was charged…

MCHUGH: Boys and girls learn differently

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JOHN MCHUGH Guest columnist I am the father of two girls and one boy. My two daughters did well in school and seemed to enjoy it, for the most part. My son does not feel the same way about school. All three of them scored about the same on IQ…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 9-12-14

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Around Town — 9-12-14

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TODAY Graduation Gaston College will host a commencement ceremony for their Adult High School and General Education classes at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium. SATURDAY Concert The Bud Long Oak Band will perform at 7 p.m. and 2910 Killian Road in Lincolnton. No children…

Obituaries — 9-12-14

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Essie Bess Wright Essie Bess Wright, 104, of 1232 Wright Road, Vale, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her home. Born in May 24, 1910 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Lester Augustus Bess and Mary Francis Sain Bess. Essie was a homemaker and a…

N.C. Pre-K program helps kids get a head start

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Tiffany and Tim Taylor have nothing but good things to say about the N.C. Pre-K program in Lincoln County. Their twins, Hope and Bryan, went through the program and the results are evident, they said. “They are both really advanced in reading and writing,” Tim Taylor…

Extension accepting recipes for apple contest

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Staff report The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is taking recipes for its annual Apple Dish Contest. A longtime staple at the Apple Festival, contestants can win cash prizes in multiple categories. Sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank, judges at the Apple Dish Contest will award first, second and third place…