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Community News — 1-16-13

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Andrews joins Phi Kappa Phi Rachel Andrews of Denver was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Andrews is studying Art History/Criticism/Conservation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Andrews is among…

Division of Workforce Solutions Weekly Job Listings — 1-16-13

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Plant Maintenance Mechanic (Job #010167078) Perform responsible technical and skilled work in the operation, maintenance and repair or replacement of machinery and equipment in the water and sewer pumping stations, water and/or wastewater treatment plants. Requires 12 months of experience. Accounting Technician (Job #010167178) Courses in bookkeeping or accounting preferred…

Richardson, Russ Engagement

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Michael and Candice Richardson of Vale proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Shaleigh Lonnette Richardson, to Tyler Mackenzie Russ. Tyler is the son of Mr. Danny Russ and Mrs. Wendy Ellis. Shaleigh and Tyler are planning an April, 2013 wedding.  …

Around Town — 1-16-13

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WEDNESDAY Pre-school enrollment Boger City UMC in Lincolnton is now enrolling students for the 2013-2014 pre-school year (i.e. ages 2-4). Limited space is available. Mother’s Morning Out Program is also available for ages 15 months – 3 yrs. For more information, call (704) 735-7513 or visit www.bogercitychurch.org. Blood drive Community…

Schools ready to ante up for security

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  Excess bond funds likely to cover cost for upgrades   FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Lincoln County schools can expect a major security overhaul in the very near future. Board of Education members meeting in committee Tuesday night advised administrators that they want security improvements to get the highest priority.…

Criminal charges — 1-16-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brandon Scott Houser, 16, of 213 Bynum Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 8 with one count each of injury to personal property, resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer, stalking and second-degree trespassing. A $5,000 secured bond was set. Vega…

Customer data at risk after breach at Zaxby’s

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Zaxby’s restaurant on East Main Street in Lincolnton has been identified as among those locations affected by a recent data security breach that may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information. Suspicious computer files believed to have originated from…

Demand for gun permits soars

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Gun purchase permits and applications for concealed carry handgun permits are on the rise across the country and state, and Lincoln County and its neighboring counties are no exception after the Sheriff’s Office witnessed a nearly 35 percent increase in purchase permits alone from 2011…

Feds: Two more guilty pleas in Cherryville

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two former City of Cherryville employees agreed in federal court Tuesday to each plead guilty to using their positions to embezzle thousands of dollars apiece in city funds over at least the last three years, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in the…

Deputies: Meth lab shut down

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Catawba County deputies and the officials with the State Bureau of Investigation assisted the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Friday in destroying a meth lab at an Iron Station residence, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release. Narcotics investigators discovered the lab two days earlier…