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Around Town — 8-21-13

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TODAY Church open house St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4057 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an open house for an after school camp 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 5-12. THURSDAY School supply event Communities in Schools, in partnership with United Way of Lincoln County and Wal-Mart and other area nonprofits…

Our View: Software glitch a poor excuse

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A story in Monday’s edition of the Lincoln Times-News detailed how local food banks have been hit hard by recent delays in the distribution of assistance to low-income individuals and families participating in the state’s Food and Nutrition Services program. The delay is a consequence, according to North Carolina Department…

Criminal Charges — 8-21-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James Jennings Davis Jr., 1043 Monterey Dr. in Iron Station was charged Aug. 16 with one count of non-support family. A $2,775 cash bond was set. Larry Darnell Foster, 62, of 3105 Nobles Ave. in Charlotte was charged Aug. 16 with…

Why study math?

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JOHN MCHUGH Guest columnist As an instructor of students in the area of mathematics, I am sometimes asked such questions as, “When am I ever going to use this?” or “Why do I have to study math?” I usually take the time to go over the list of reasons why…

Yount, Garner Engagement

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Paige Yount of Mebane and Michael Garner of Mebane are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Paige is the daughter of Jane Yount of Vale and the late Mr. Ben Yount. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed at Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community as…

Boggs, Sherrill Engagement

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Alvin and Denise Boggs of Stanley announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Michelle Boggs of Stanley to Dereck Anthony Sherrill of Lincolnton. Lauren is the granddaughter of the late Loy D and Louise Bridges and Mary Abernathy Boggs of Lincolnton. She is a 2005 graduate of East Gaston High…

Obituaries — 8-21-13

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Trudy Elaine Smith Avery Trudy Elaine Smith Avery, age 59, of 1947 Southside Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Her funeral service will be 3 p.m. today at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Leland Stephens and Rev. Charles Ingle officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. …

Sheriff’s Office: Involuntary manslaughter charge possible in case of children’s deaths

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A father whose daughter and nephew were killed in an eastern Lincoln County construction accident in April may soon be charged with involuntary manslaughter, the Sheriff’s Office said. Lieutenant Tim Johnson, head of the agency’s Criminal Investigations Division, said the case has yet to wrap up…

State legislature harming public education

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  BOB SILVER Guest Columnist   Although the NC Legislature receives a passing grade regarding state tax reform, they receive an “F” in their budget allocation for public school education. Their treatment in several areas of concern is completely and inexcusably despicable and irresponsible. Let’s just go through a couple…

Reader’s Forum

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    City leaders show ‘belligerence’ at meeting  After reading Friday’s article about the debate concerning city-county contracts, I’m even more concerned about the questionable decisions our city leaders are making on behalf of their constituents. We have two city councilmen working on a new agreement with the county who…