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Traffic stop nets meth arrest

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Lincolnton woman was charged with possessing methamphetamine after a vehicle search in the city on Sept. 16, Lincolnton police said. Officer Travis Jones of the Lincolnton Police Department responded to a call at the East Main Street Kangaroo Express at 11:10 p.m. on Sept.16 regarding…

42nd city Apple Festival brings crowds, business to downtown

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Thousands flooded the streets of downtown Lincolnton on Saturday to celebrate the 42nd annual Lincoln County Apple Festival. Known for being a family-oriented event, the non-profit festival offered attendees a diverse array of entertainment and food, as well as an opportunity to shop and support local…

SWAT raids target violent suspects

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The American Civil Liberties Union released a report in June that analyzed SWAT teams and what the organization said is law enforcement’s increasing use of militarized tactics to serve search warrants for low-level drug crimes. The report said that weapons and tactics of war are being…

Animal control, 911 costs off the table, for now

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer While Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners and Lincolnton’s City Council approved a water sales agreement earlier in September, the cost of the county providing 911 and animal control services to the City of Lincolnton has yet to be resolved. County commissioners and city councilmen spent more…

Rescue Squad Park bid up for approval

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department will seek approval to award the contract for the construction of East Lincoln Rescue Squad Park to Brushy Mountain Builders, Inc. at a Board of Commissioners meeting today. According to the memorandum prepared by Lincoln County Public Works Director…

Criminal Charges — 9-22-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Mairiam Katherine Leigh Daniel, 21, of 6406 Sterling Court in Stanley was charged September 17 with one count unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A $500 bond was set. David Author Austin, 58, of 3384 Country Acres Drive in Maiden was…

Wal-Mart employee arrested for larceny

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An employee of the Lincolnton Wal-Mart was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stealing from her employer. Officer Brent Heavner of the Lincolnton Police Department responded to a larceny call on Sept. 17 at the Wal-Mart located at 306 North Generals Boulevard and arrested Christian Leigh Murray…

Difference maker

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Wolves QB Easter makes team better RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Jordon Easter may not be Peyton Manning, but Lincolnton’s football team sure thinks of him that way. Easter, the Wolves’ starting quarterback for three seasons, missed the first two games this year due to a high left ankle sprain he…

WL, LHS clash

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Top ‘D’ hosts top offense RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor So what happens when the county’s best offense meets its best defense? Head to Memorial Stadium tonight to find out. Lincolnton, which has Lincoln County’s top overall defense, hosts West Lincoln, which has its top offense in terms of yards per…

Sports Editor Ryan Herman’s Week 5 picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln is welcoming its off week with open arms. The Mustangs are undefeated, ranked second in the state, yet they’ve barely won their last two games. It took a blocked extra point by their quarterback and a late defensive stand to beat North Lincoln, and…