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Arts Council announces grants, woodturning exhibit

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Staff report The Arts Council of Lincoln County is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants, through August 15. Providing quality arts experiences since 1977, the program uses a per capita based formula and partners with all 100 counties in the state to enable arts…

The boys of summer

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Student privacy, business bills move through GA

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Staff report Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 1031, co-sponsored by Lincoln County Republican Rep. Jason Saine, into law Tuesday afternoon. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the bill will create a nonprofit corporation to assist the Department of Commerce in fostering and retaining jobs and business…

Sheriff’s Office busts fifth meth lab of 2014

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Narcotics investigators busted the fifth Lincoln County meth lab of 2014 on Monday when they charged Colby Ray Williams with one felony count each of possess/distribute meth precursor and manufacturing a controlled substance schedule II. Williams, 30, of 4684 Flay Road in Lincolnton, was apprehended after…

Police: Man sold hydrocodone pills

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department concluded a months-long investigation on Saturday when officers and detectives arrested Timothy Howard Monroe for possession of 100 hydrocodone tablets. Monroe, 51, of 1622 Broome Street in Lincolnton, was charged with four felony counts of trafficking an opiate, one count of possession…

Partnership for Children recognizes daycare operator at board meeting

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Around Town — 6-25-14

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THURSDAY Senior Event The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway in Dallas will be hosting a free open mic night at 6 p.m. and a Senior Summer Dance at 7 p.m. Marcel Ellison and Davis Taylor will be providing musical entertainment. Cost for the dance is $4.00 per…

Tragic moment has a happy ending

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist David Maynard tells me he has worked as a volunteer for the fire department on Highway 150 for four years. When I asked him what was a moment he would never forget, he said he knew exactly what that moment was. A call came in for…

Criminal Charges — 6-25-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Ronka Ahmed Sowell, 43, of 200 Hubbard Street in Lincolnton was charged June 18 with one count misdemeanor first degree trespassing. A $1000 unsecured bond was set. Lee Vashuan Nixon, 31, of 1619 Buck Court in Lincolnton was charged on June 18…

Obituaries — 6-25-14

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Philip Olin Gentry Philip Olin Gentry, age 92, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 23, 2014. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.…