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Program hopes for positive outcomes for at-risk youths

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer One hundred children ranging in ages from 5 to 14 spent the last two weeks of their summer vacation listening to messages about things like internet safety, positive reinforcement and the importance of perseverance in a program called Don’t Foul Out. The brainchild of Lincoln County…

Police looking for suspects who shot at shooting victim’s home

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A reward is being offered through CrimeStoppers for information about two shootings that took place on June 25 and June 27 on Hubbard Street. The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help after responding to two additional incidents that stemmed from a June 22…

Bank robbery suspect caught

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A suspect in three bank robberies, including one in Maiden, was apprehended on Thursday. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest of Joshua Paul Wilson, of 1918 Ellick Drive in Newton, and charged him with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon for…

Denver newspapers announce merger

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Staff report Two competing newspapers that cover Lincoln County’s eastern end have merged. According to an article by Denver Weekly, news@norman, which was established in 1999 by Ken and Anna Fortenberry, has merged with Denver Weekly of the Lake Norman Publications group. At this time, Craig A. Moon serves as…

Cross Connection helps in more ways than one

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County resident Lucretia Ward was nothing but complimentary of Carolina Cross Connection, a Christian ministry that showed up to her home on Friday and immediately got to work. The organization can trace its humble beginnings to Lincoln County in the early 1980s, when a group…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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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…

Plan to move county offices taking shape

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Plans are once again moving forward to relocate several county offices, after upcoming renovations to the site of a former hospital on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton. County commissioners voted 3-1, with commissioner James Klein in opposition, during their 2014-2015 budget workshop meetings to resume the $17…

Changing of the guard in downtown

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Farm-to-table restaurant taking space occupied by Main Street Cafe ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Downtown Lincolnton is welcoming a new restaurant to the culinary scene. Harvest Moon Grille’s owner and head chef, Cassie Parsons, and business manager Natalie Veres met with community members at their new location, the former Main Street…

Deputies make largest pill bust in county history

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators seized the largest amount of illegal prescription drugs in county history on Thursday. Terry Lee Graham, 54, of 3215 River Road in Lincolnton, was stopped at 10:45 a.m. by deputy A. Manns on Jenkins Road. Narcotics investigators arrived shortly after…

Couple takes horseback ministry coast to coast

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Tim and Lynn Tuggle have no home address. In fact, in 2010, they sold all of their possessions. They packed up their rescue horses, what little money they had and began a three year, nine month and 19 day journey that would take them from their…