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County to hold community meeting for Shea Homes proposal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will hold a community involvement meeting Thursday to provide information and hear feedback regarding a proposal from Shea Homes Limited Partnership.  The partnership is requesting to rezone approximately 600 acres of land south of N.C. 73 for an active lifestyle community.…

Planning organization seeking public comments

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization announced Tuesday that a public comment and review period has been established for a formal amendment that would modify the transit funding for the fiscal years 2013-2023 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program. The amendment would modify the Garden Parkway Project timeline, a…

Deputies receive military training from marines at Camp Lejeune

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For the second year in a row, Lincoln County SWAT officers donned tactical gear and firearms this month for a unique militaristic training experience with Marines. The five-day session took place Nov. 4-8 at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, under the direction of the Marine’s Special Response…

Repairs underway at recreation center

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Charter students donate to Christian Ministry

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Reader’s Forum — 11-13-13

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Thanks to Union Elementary Patriotism is alive and well in west Lincoln County. I had the privilege of attending a veteran’s appreciation breakfast at Union School last Friday. The food by Fatz Café was excellent, the program was heartwarming, and the children were very sincere in their singing of patriotic…

Around Town — 11-13-13

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TODAY Veterans school event G.E. Massey Elementary School, 130 Newbold St. in Lincolnton, will host a Veterans Day celebration 9 a.m. at the flagpole. The Lincolnton High School chorus and elementary students will perform songs, and a number of community veterans will be in attendance. Senior event Iron Station senior…

Deputies looking for purse snatcher

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are on the hunt for a man they said snatched a purse from a Denver woman Sunday morning, pushing her to the ground and injuring her, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The victim was in the parking lot of the McDonalds restaurant on N.C.…

Criminal Charges — 11-13-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Darius D’Von Antrum, 23, of 1806 S. Perry St. in Gastonia was charged Nov. 8 with two counts of failure to appear. A $300 bond was set. Careen Lee Harrell, 29, of 1446 Oakbrook Ln. in Denver was charged Nov. 8…

Businesses urged to hire veterans

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Staff Report In honor of the annual observance of Veterans Day, Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced last Friday that November 10-16 is “Employ a Veteran” Week in North Carolina. According McCrory’s most recent press release, “more than 769,000 veterans reside in every county in North Carolina,…