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Churches observe Good Friday, Easter

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    Editor’s note: Several of this weekend’s local Holy Week church services are listed here, rather than their usual place in Around Town. Non-religious events can be found in Around Town on page 4A. FRIDAY Long Shoals Wesleyan and Long Shoals Baptist Churches will sponsor a Good Friday service…

Church fundraiser lifts spirits

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    Asbury UMC makes Cross-Eyed with Love a year-round affair   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “It’s our symbol, and Christianity is supposed to be joyful,” Beverly Parker-Reese, youth minister at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton, told the Times-News Monday about the Christian Cross — the focus of…

Traffic stop leads to cocaine seizure by LCSO deputies

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies said they busted cocaine traffickers during a traffic stop Tuesday night on N.C. 16 in Denver, resulting in a find of nearly 500 grams of the illegal substance, making it the county’s third largest seizure of its kind…

Deputies identify theft suspect

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies said they may have a potential suspect in a rash of vehicle break-ins that took place this month on the county’s eastern end. Surveillance video at the Denver Mini Mart on N.C. 16 in Denver recorded a man Sunday using a credit card…

Criminal Charges — 3-29-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Robert Jason Sronce, 33, of 1521 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged March 22 with one count of harassing phone/obscene call. No bond was set. Jerome Ellis Overton, 46, of 14530 Lucia-Riverbend Hwy. in Mt. Holly was charged March 23 with…

Farmer markets are back

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Both locations of the Lincoln County Farmers Market will re-open for the spring on April 6. The Lincolnton market on West Water Street will be open from 7 a.m.-noon each Saturday. The Denver market at Rock Springs School will be open from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday. Additional hours for Lincolnton…

Rudisill named dean of business school at USC-Upstate

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Lincolnton native Dr. Frank Rudisill has been named dean of the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at USC-Upstate. Rudisill’s administrative responsibilities include academic program, budget and personnel oversight, leadership in maintaining AACSB International accreditation and proactive and extensive leadership in collaborative activities with business, industry and…

Around Town — 3-29-13

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SATURDAY Rose Society The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will host a rose bush pruning demonstration 10 a.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. Individuals will prune and fertilize the bushes and clean the beds in the Tracy Jenkins Memorial Rose Garden. For more information, call Jo Ann at…

Many tests, but no answer to pain

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist Testing, testing, and testing. That’s what last week was to me. I have written about being in the emergency room, but when there’s nowhere else to turn, it’s the last resort for many of us. We’re not the only ones who go there most of the…

Huffman headed to national pageant

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