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Our View: The U.S. as the nosy neighbor

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor No one likes a nosy neighbor. The worst ones are the ones who get caught — the ones you can see peeking through their blinds or craning their necks over the fence and then ducking back down when you look up from the leaves you’re raking…

Reader’s Forum — 10-30-13

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Vote for Republicans Anyone who knows of John Gilleland’s work as Mayor of Lincolnton knows that his mission is to make Lincolnton the very best it can be. He is not merely a ribbon-cutting figurehead Mayor but a good leader and decision maker with good ideas.  He really cares about…

Club News — 10-30-13

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The Delta Sigma chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Thursday, Sept. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an organization of women educators, active and retired. The meeting began with a greeting by Jane Goodson and invocation delivered by…

Criminal Charges — 10-30-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Michael Edward Gwaltney Jr., 37, of 4801 N.C. 73 in Iron Station was charged Oct. 25 with one count each of larceny and possession with intent to manufacture a schedule IV controlled substance. No bond was set. Scott Wesley McClain, 31,…

Memories, a memorial and a tribute: my personal recollections

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BILL WARD Guest Columnist On Friday night Oct. 25, 2013, the community dedicated the equipment room at Lincolnton High School football field house to one of its fallen heroes, US Marine Capt. Jeb Seagle. This is a fitting tribute to Jeb, a Lincolnton High School 1972 graduate who was killed…

Meeks, Wilkinson Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. Chris Meeks of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sadie Kristin to Michael Christopher Wilkinson son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wilkinson of Charlotte. A December wedding is planned.  …

Obituaries — 10-30-13

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Betty Ruth Whiteside Dameron Betty Ruth Whiteside Dameron, 85, of Lincolnton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at her home. A native of Lincolnton, she was born on December 22, 1927.  She was the daughter of the late Julius and Edith Cornwell Whiteside. Betty started…

Deputies: Missing Lincoln County man located at Charlotte transit station

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A missing Lincoln County man who was last seen Oct. 3 has been located in Charlotte, deputies said. Officers found 42-year-old Glenn Ray Johnson, of Eaker Road on the county’s southwestern end, at a Transportation Transit Station on Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies had gone…

Putnam: Felon cast ballot in city election

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A woman with a felony record illegally voted in Lincoln County this month, Board of Elections officials said. According to BOE Director Bradley Putnam, the individual, a registered Democrat, cast a ballot on Oct. 23. The woman has not been charged with a crime at this…

Lincolnton man charged with federal drug offense

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man, among nearly 30 individuals charged by federal officials Tuesday for drug trafficking and illegal firearm possession, faces a possible 40-year prison sentence, the United States Attorney’s Office in North Carolina’s Western district said. Currently in state custody, Kerston Deshawn Edwards, 24, was indicted…