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Obituaries — 7-10-13

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Bobby Bivens VALE — Bobby Lee Bivens, 71, of Vale passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Born September 10, 1941 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late John Bivens and the late Maybelle Canipe Bivens. Bobby was the best husband, dad…

Two teens target a Denver residence in break-in

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two Lincoln County teens including one juvenile broke into a Denver residence Sunday night, less than a year after the Sheriff’s Office said one of the suspects also targeted multiple tents at an area camp meeting facility. The 15-year-old juvenile, whom the Sheriff’s Office did not name due to…

Treasures on Main wins window decorating contest

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LTN Staff Report The annual “Fourth of July Window Decorating Contest,” sponsored by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, came to an end during Thursday evening’s Independence Day festivities, with winners announced that night. Participating downtown businesses, whose storefronts were decorated in red, white and blue and judged on both…

Union Fire Department recognized for low rate

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One western Lincoln County fire department accomplished a rare feat this summer by obtaining an unusually low fire district rating for a rural agency. The North Carolina Department of Insurance’s Office of the State Fire Marshal gave Union Fire Department a class 5/9E rating following the…

‘Recycled Artire’

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Locks of Love

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How I served my country

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist As told by Ray Hoffman Ray Hoffman is an 87 year-old gentleman from Lincolnton. He enjoys eating breakfast at Hardees and spending time with his numerous friends there. The morning I interviewed him we were interrupted frequently. Almost everyone who came in knew him and either…

Notable News — 7-8-13

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Laura Lynn Barrett, a 2009 co-Valedictorian graduate of West Lincoln, graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh on May 11.  She  earned a Bachelor of Arts, with double majors in Psychology & Religious and Ethical Studies. She has been accepted into the graduate program at Meredith to continue her education starting…

Around Town — 7-8-13

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 TODAY Fall enrollment Gaston College will begin fall enrollment today. For more information, call (704) 748-5200. New Student Orientation Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. today (June 8) through July 11 in room 118 of the Lincoln…

Criminal Charges — 7-8-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Ricky George Oxford, 27, of 2429 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton was charged July 1 with one count each of felony breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering and possessing stolen goods. A $10,000 bond was set. Eric Deveron…