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Lincoln County escapee caught in S.C.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer South Carolina authorities apprehended a Lincoln County inmate Thursday night accused of fleeing from a work release program in Lincolnton earlier that afternoon. Conway Police located Ronald Billings, 38, just before 10 p.m., several hours after he fled from the work site, various news media outlets…

Medal of Honor recipient speaks to North Lincoln students

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Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Robert Patterson spoke with students on Thursday at North Lincoln High School. Patterson received more than 20 medals during his service including the Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts.…

On This Day in the Lincoln Times-News — 5/24/13

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1973 Breaking the bandits — ABC officer Frank Hicks and Lincoln County Sheriff Harven Crouse demolished three slot machines (pictured right) seized during a traffic stop on Maiden Highway. Crouse and Hicks were pictured in the Lincoln Times-News destroying the machines with axes. Area high schools to…

Small things can be a big nuisance

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Books have been written about the importance of small things in life. These are things that we mostly take for granted until they don’t happen and then we begin to wonder where we went wrong. Actually, they are not small things, they’re what keeps us moving…

Obits 5-24-13

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Catherine Rebecca Crist Frebert Catherine Rebecca Crist Frebert, 87, from Hickory and formerly from Lincolnton, passed into her eternal rest with our Lord on May 23, 2013. She died at home after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late John Frebert. Mrs. Frebert was born in…

Denver Global project on hold

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor   The initial announcement was met with fanfare and a visit from then-Governor Beverly Perdue. But, at least for the time being, the planned expansion and construction of a large manufacturing, distribution and research and development center by Denver Global Products, acquired by China-based…

Bands of Knights to march in Washington

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   North Lincoln High School’s award-winning Band of Knights marching band will unite with 14 other high school bands from across the country this weekend to perform in the internationally televised National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C. Only a select group of bands…

Man cited for urinating on probation office

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Police said a man relieved himself on the side of a public building Wednesday in broad daylight. Brandon Lee Roseberry, 28, of 1676 Acorn Ridge Trail in Lincolnton, was cited for defacing a public building by urinating on it. Officer Chad Lail…

Criminal Charges 5-24-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Curtis Alfred Johnson Jr. 49, of 2426 Sun Valley Trl. in Lincolnton was charged May 20 with one count each of second-degree trespassing and cyberstalking. A $1,500 unsecured bond was set. William Minford Chatham III, 38, of 426 Hulls…

Pair charged with stealing trucks

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Deputies placed two men behind bars Monday for stealing two trucks and a trailer earlier this month from an eastern Lincoln County residence, the Sheriff’s Office said. Thomas Adam Vandiver, 23, of 840 Alexis High Shoals Road in Dallas, and Terry Eugene…