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Shooters to bring in the New Year

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Cherryville Traditional Shooters send 2013 out with a bang ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The eve of each New Year is often spent in celebration with friends and family. Regardless of the venue where New Year’s Eve is spent, traditions often play a significant role in the festivities. Popular traditions in…

Christian Ministry announces donors for Week 4 of Christmas Fund

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Staff Report Christian Ministry of Lincolnton recently released its Christmas Fund donation list for week four of the six-week long effort. Numbers this year were down from last year’s fundraiser, but organization officials plan to still take donations through the end of the month. Christmas Fund money not only provides…

Fire Officials: Lincolnton kitchen fire partially destroys home, displaces three residents

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The American Red Cross is assisting a family whose home suffered siginficant fire damage following an unexpected kitchen blaze on Saturday, fire officials said. The incident occurred around lunch time at a home on Little Street, Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said. A…

Local physicians among best in North Carolina

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Staff Report A handful of local physicians were named among the best doctors in the state for the second year in a row. Best Doctors, Inc., a Boston-based group, chose five physicians from Gastroenterology Associates, P.A., for the North Carolina list, according to a press release from the medical practice’s…

9/11 engine makes stop in Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The topic of discussion for one Lincoln County fire department the day after Christmas focused on the heroic sacrifice made by one group of first responders on September 11, 2001. A fire truck that carried firefighters to their death while responding to the World Trade Center…

Woman heeds call to donate to Christian Ministry

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It was on a tour of Christian Ministry of Lincolnton earlier this month that fitness gym co-owner Valerie Pettit discovered her next calling. Pettit stated that she was consumed with emotion after seeing the non-profit organization’s empty shelves. At that time, Christian Ministry of Lincolnton was…

Denver Fire shares Christmas cheer with local kids

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Custom wheel business booming for Lincolnton’s Ride-A-Bike shop

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Bicycle enthusiasts looking to take their sport to the next level can secure customized wheels at Lincolnton’s Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop. Manager Calvin Stiles completes all the customized work through a brand he established four years ago called “No Gas Wheels.” The brand caters to a local…

Christmas Day fire displaces family

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two unrelated holiday house fires destroyed at least one residence this week in Lincoln County. On Wednesday, while families relaxed in their homes, savoring the last few hours of Christmas Day, a family of seven watched their home burn to pieces on Ivey Meadow Lane in…

Criminal Charges — 12-27-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Manfred Gert Porsch, 53, of 1083 Oakbrook Ln. in Denver was charged Dec. 23 with one count each of DWI and driving after having consumed a sufficient amount of alcohol. A $1,000 bond was set. Bobby Ray Blankenship, 24, of 151…