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Citizens rally against abortion

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  Prayer vigil marks 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “The most dangerous place today is in the mother’s womb,” Lincolnton resident George LaFave told the Times-News Tuesday night at an anti-abortion candlelight prayer service at the Lincoln County courthouse. “They (unborn babies) are casualties…

Study reveals state, local voting trends

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s voter turnout for the 2012 election was in the top half of North Carolina’s 100 counties, according to a detailed analysis released Tuesday. Conducted by Democracy North Carolina, a nonpartisan election-reform group, the voter-participation study is based on data provided by the…

Business development services company setting up shop in Lincolnton

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new multimedia communications firm will soon be locating an office in Lincolnton, with plans to help boost the area’s economic growth. Vyzion Business Development Services, which was started more than three years ago in Raleigh by Greg and Stephanie Bailey, will have a…

Troopers charge Denver man with hit-and-run

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   State Troopers said they charged a Denver man for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident in the county Saturday night after Sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in his attic. Anthony Pacitto, 40, of 7616 West Berkely Road, faces one count each of careless and…

Helping with disaster relief

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Book collection effort

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North Brook class of 1943

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Around Town — 1-23-13

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WEDNESDAY Water restrictions Lincoln County Public Works will start work today on replacing a piece of equipment at the Water Treatment Plant, which will limit the amount of water available to the community for several days. The following restrictions will be in place today through Sunday: no lawn irrigation, no…

Our View: Take wise precautions; refuse to live in fear

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Lincoln County Schools are going through the same tough test that all U.S. school districts are facing: How best to respond to security concerns after the massacre in Newtown, Conn.? Our school board is wisely moving forward with projects that would have made sense even before the tragedy, beefing up…

Reader’s Forum — 1-23-13

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‘No Photo ID’ claims are full of holes Monday’s “Guest View” editorial from a liberal newspaper conveniently focuses on the first several sentences of the State Board of Elections Voter ID report (available on-line – search for ‘DMV _ SBOE ID Analysis_2013.pdf’ – include the spaces — which you’ll find…