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Racing legend Trickle dies in apparent suicide

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Both the Lincoln County community and racing world lost a legend to suicide Thursday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said. Richard “Dick” Trickle used a gun to kill himself just after 12 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, according to an agency press…

Lincoln County women helped build the bomb

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    Jenna-Ley Harrison Staff Writer   It was 1945 when Lincoln County childhood friends Julia Dee McLerd, Tillie Brooks and Katherine Sappenfield, each found themselves finished with a second year of college and looking for well-paying summer jobs. After talking to a local employee with the Employment Security Commission…

City Council holds budget work session

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton City Council met Wednesday night to discuss City Manager Jeff Emory’s proposed 2013-2014 budget in more detail, with much of the meeting’s focus on continuing services while faced with decreasing revenues. Emory first presented the $28.2 million financial plan at the council’s…

Playing in the band

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Battle of Ramsour’s Mill festivities begin today

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The annual re-enactment of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill will take place this weekend, marking the 233rd anniversary of the historical American Revolutionary War event. Sponsored by the city of Lincolnton and Lincoln County, the re-enactment has free admission and includes period demonstrations of…

Brown takes pulpit at Emmanuel Reformed

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Prior to joining Emmanuel Reformed Church in Lincolnton last month as head pastor, Dr. Keith Brown toured the country performing a combination of comedy and magic. The Wilmington native served as a Christian illusionist. While his hobbies took him away from his church role…

Obituaries — 5-17-13

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Julia Tillman Anthony Julia Tillman Anthony, age 79, of 1313 Old Mill Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Judy Eurey and Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. Burial…

Honeycutt, Walker Wedding

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Ashley Lane Honeycutt and Cale William Walker were united in marriage at WinMock at Kinderton, Bermuda Run on February 24, 2013. Pastor Doug Taubin officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Ruth Honeycutt of High Point. Grandparents are Bobby and Nancy Honeycutt, Mary Alice…

Kitts, Davis Engagement

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Danny Joe Kitts and Sherry Diane Kitts announce the marriage of their daughter, Kaylyn Nicole Kitts to Joshua Harris Davis, son of Cathey Carpenter Davis and Johnny Edward Davis. They will be married on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the DeStarte Bed and Breakfast in Lawndale. Joshua…

Around Town — 5-17-13

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TODAY Daily yard sale Christ Caring, Christ Sharing Independent Church, 1940 N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily to raise funds for a church mission. BBQ fundraiser Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host a BBQ…