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Criminal Charges — 6-10-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jimmy McLoyd Smith, 43, of 1834 Hines Circle Road in Stanley was charged Thursday with communicating threats. No bond was set. Preston Cole Swink, 27, of 1488 Howell Trail in Lincolnton was charged Thursday with a probation violation. A $12,000 bond…

Jenkins to play in State Games

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Rising senior to play for Region 6 in Charlotte Staff report West Lincoln All-Conference baseball player Chandler Jenkins has been selected to participate in the prestigious North Carolina Powerade State Games, taking place in Charlotte from June 19-23. This year’s games will feature eight teams in a round-robin style tournament.…

Funding available for housing-assistance groups

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LTN Staff Report Applicants are currently being sought by the Gaston/Lincoln/Cleveland Continuum of Care (CoC) for the Fiscal Year 2013 Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Administered by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the funding is available…

Doug Mayes to speak at Crouse photo meeting

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LTN Staff Report The Crouse Community History and Photo Project, founded two years ago, will host North Carolina’s “First TV News Anchorman,” Doug Mayes, as a guest speaker during the group’s Tuesday evening meeting. The event marks the two-year anniversary of the project, which was formed in June 2011 with…

Board of Education to vote on improvements, projects

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LTN Staff Report The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting. On the agenda for the meeting are: Board members are expected to take action on various school facility repairs and improvements. Board members will consider the purchase of a new activity…

Boger City Lady Jayhawks go undefeated

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The Boger City Lady Jayhawks 10U kid pitch softball team had a perfect season this spring as they went 11-0. The undefeated season was made up of playing teams from Boger City, Kings Mountain, Balls Creek, Cherryville and West Lincoln. Pictured are (front, from left) Libby Huss, Emma Grace Evans,…

Plant workers rushed to CMC-Lincoln after gas exposure

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than 30 employees at a Lincoln County manufacturing plant for tortilla chips and other corn-based snack items were exposed to carbon monoxide Monday afternoon inside the facility. Director of Emergency Medical Services Ronald Rombs said that while 34 workers at R. W. Garcia had been exposed, they…

Boger City Lady Hurricanes go 14-1

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The Boger City Lady Hurricanes 8U Coach pitch softball team won the regular season and also the end-of-season tournament to cap off a 14-1 record this spring. The Lady Hurricanes played an in-league schedule with four other Boger City teams and also played West Lincoln Optimist as well as a…

Our View: Main Street security cameras are unnecessary

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor The Lincolnton City Council approved a request from the police department at its May meeting to install several security cameras on Main Street — cameras that will cover the area from Cedar Street to the courthouse. We feel the cameras are an unnecessary infringement upon the…

Obituaries — 6-10-13

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Carol Lorraine Cole Brashear Carol Lorraine Cole Brashear, age 70, of 278 Sunnyhill Drive in Lincolnton, died on Friday, June 7, 2013. A memorial service was 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brandon Tipton officiating.  The family received friends following the…