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Around Town — 7/14/14

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TODAY VBS New Grace Baptist Church will host vacation bible school beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. until July 18. The theme is God’s Greatest Gift of Giving. A special program will be held Friday with hamburgers, hotdogs and ice cream. For more information, please call (704) 747-6434 or…

Obituaries — 7-14-14

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Patsy Justice Patsy Ferris Justice, 73, of Lincolnton passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her residence. Born October 15, 1940 in Mingo Co., WV, she was the daughter of the late John Ferris and the late Dixie Rains Ferris. In addition to her parents, four brothers, John Ferris Jr.,…

Probation officers charge woman with felony for pills

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sabrina Darlene Whitworth, 32, of 2589 Woodland Hills Trail, Trailer #37 in Lincolnton and charged her with trafficking prescription pills after a warrantless probation search was carried out on Friday. Narcotics investigators and probation officers searched the home as a…

Cultural Center hosts pottery market

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Potters from Lincoln County, surrounding region showcase art ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln Cultural Center hosted its second Mid-Year Pottery market on Saturday, and judging by the crowds and the varied display of hand-crafted artwork, it is sure to be a hit for many years to come. Potters from…

Chamber of Commerce to announce opposition to county offices move

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is taking a stand against the county’s approved $17 million plan to renovate the hospital on Gamble Drive and move several offices there. The Chamber’s Board of Directors, City Council members and concerned citizens will gather on Tuesday to discuss…

Church moves from storefront to breaking ground in Denver

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Morrie Lawing doesn’t have an official title. Most leaders of churches in the area are pastors, preachers or priests, but when he moved to Lincoln County from the Ballantyne area in August of 2005, his mission was not to establish a title, but to plant a…

Showstoppers

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LHS duo named preseason all-state By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The high school football season doesn’t officially begin until next month, but Lincolnton High’s defense is already getting some attention. The school placed two on NCPreps.com’s preseason all-state team for defense, and was the only school in the state to…

Calendar — 7/14/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today No games scheduled Tuesday, July 15 No games scheduled Wednesday, July 16 No games scheduled Thursday, July 17 No games scheduled Friday, July 18 No games scheduled Saturday, July 19 No games…

Council sets date for Hog Happenin’ 2015

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Hog Happenin’ 2015 could have nationally recognized sponsors, according to Downtown Development Association chair Brooke Sherrill. Sherrill shared the news with Lincolnton’s City Council during a meeting on Thursday. “It was a challenging year because (Lincolnton Business and Community Development Department director) Brad (Guth) resigned right…

Artist opens Main Street studio

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Laurie Bostian is no stranger to downtown Lincolnton. The former executive director for the Arts Council once had a studio on Main Street where she would spend hours painting in the window. From the time it opened its doors in 2007 to when she moved to…