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Reader’s Forum — 5-31-13

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House bill would harm camp meeting Last week “Crossover Day” passed in the North Carolina Legislature. It is a deadline set by the General Assembly to ensure non-budget bills clear their originating chamber with enough time to be heard by the other chamber prior to adjournment. House Bill 288 filed…

Criminal Charges — 5-31-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  David Edward Fry, 45, of 2217 Charlotte Dr. in Charlotte was charged May 26 with one count each of speeding and DWI. An $800 bond was set. Elizabeth Ann Hoffman, 31, of 7320 Merrily Ln. in Charlotte was charged May 26…

Lincoln County Farmer’s Market opens new location

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Beginning next week, the Lincoln County Farmers Market will expand to include another location, offering products from local farmers and artists in Lincoln and surrounding counties. On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, the market will operate from 1 to 5 p.m. at the…

Obituaries — 5-31-13

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Christine Elizabeth Williams Grigg Christine Elizabeth Williams Grigg, age 79, of 2095 Lithia Springs Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Her funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forest…

Man assaulted woman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man appeared in court Friday morning, one day after deputies said they placed him behind bars for not only using a glass vase and baseball bat to assault his girlfriend but for also assaulting neighbors and officers in the incident. Deputies arrested Donald Michael Hoyle, 34, of 2348 Tin Mine Road, just…

Sheriff’s Office: Men stole from murder site

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two Shelby men have been charged with stealing a motorcycle from a Lincoln County murder site, the Sheriff’s Office said. The men told deputies just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that they were at Rosehill Drive in Lincolnton to repossess one of the resident’s Harley Davidson. An…

Police: Fire damages county building

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Part of a Lincoln County public building sustained fire damage Tuesday night after police said someone set a homeless man’s cart on fire near the structure. The Department of Social Services building received about $20,000 in damage in the fiery incident, according to a police report. Officers and firefighters…

Job Listings — 5-29-13

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Commercial Refrigeration Service Tech (Job #010205274) Food-service equipment distributor needs a full-time commercial-refrigeration technician for the Hickory and Charlotte area. Must have a good driving record and at least five years of experience in commercial refrigeration. Will service commercial walk-in coolers and freezers, reach-in coolers and freezers, commercial ice makers,…

Reader’s Forum — 5-29-13

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A Tax By Any Other Name     As our City Councilmen finalize their budget for the next fiscal year, they have publicly announced raises in both our water rates (approximately 2%) and electric rates (approximately 8%). If they truly believe the raises are justified, then they should be able to…

Around Town — 5-29-13

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TODAY Cooking Club The Junior Gourmet Cooking Club, sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Club, will continue through September for youth ages 9-12. Cost is $35. Individuals interested in participating the nine-month experience can contact the 4-H office at (704) 736-8458. Store celebration Belk of Lincolnton, 415 N. Generals Blvd.…