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Officials give details on student athlete drug testing program

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Board of Education members voted last Tuesday to implement a drug testing policy for the county’s student athletes. The policy, effective at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, will require a drug testing company to perform random drug tests of all Lincoln County…

Pair caught with mobile meth lab in Maiden

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County man and woman are charged with harboring ingredients for making a mobile methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle, police said. Maiden Police stopped the suspects’ silver 2000 Dodge Neon on Saturday while the two were traveling down Water Plant Road in Maiden, an…

Dr. King’s vision lives

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DEBRA WILLIAMS Guest Columnist The Lincoln County NAACP counts it a privilege and honor to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and holiday. His legacy as an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement is always applauded by many, as well as our organization. His…

Iron Station Thunder headed to national competition

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A local motorcycle shop will travel south this week to compete in their first national invitation-only Biker Build-Off Competition. Florida Full Throttle Magazine’s Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builders Invitational extended an invitation to Iron Station Thunder in early November. The Lincoln County motorcycle shop is among…

50th Anniversary

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Charles Sidney Eurey and Faye Lynn Eurey of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center. The couple were married December 29, 1963 at North Brook Baptist Church, Cherryville. Their children are Kimberly Eurey of Lincolnton, Angie Ritchie and husband Chris…

Reader’s Forum — 1/17/14

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Thanks for the coverage The Lincolnton Lions Club would like to express our thanks to the Lincoln Times-News for reporting our 15th Annual Lions Club Christmas Party/Luncheon For Lincoln County’s Visually Impaired People ( VIPs) in Boger City United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. Tammy Loukos, Lincoln County Social Worker for…

Around Town — 1/17/14

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FRIDAY Education Foundation The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Directors will meet 12 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room at the school board office, N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. For more information or to RSVP, contact Karen Drum at (704) 736-1017 ext. 30216 or kdrum@lincoln.k12.nc.us by Thursday. Dental…

Obituaries — 1-17-14

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  Donald Edward Colvin Jr. Donald Edward Colvin Jr., 53, passed away peacefully at Levine Dickson Hospice Center in Huntersville on January 15, 2014. He was born February 12, 1960 in San Bernardino, Calif. He is survived by his mother Ruth Rose and his sisters Anne Colvin, Colette Colvin, and…

Why is community college a good option for some students?

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JOHN MCHUGH Guest Columnist Enrollment in community colleges across the nation has grown considerably over the past few years. There are many reasons for this such as lower costs, growth in certificate and workforce development programs, their campuses are within easy driving distance, and four-year colleges are being more selective…

Criminal Charges — 1-17-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Vernon Hubert Boyles, 81, of 5443 W. N.C. 27 in Vale was charged Jan. 11 with one count of second-degree trespassing. A $10,000 secured bond was set. Frederick Charles Washburn, 50, of 126 48th Ave. in Hickory was charged Jan. 11…