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Pair of elephants come to Buffalo Beals

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Buffalo Beals Animal Park in Maiden received two 5,000-pound guests this week. Cora, a 52-year-old Asian elephant, and Shannon, an African elephant in her 30s, arrived at the 40-acre Catawba County property on Monday, according to owner Terry Beal, who heads the business with his…

Early voting for city elections begins soon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   One-stop voting for the Lincolnton municipal election gets underway Thursday. Those planning to vote early may do so on the second floor of the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 1. While closed…

Criminal Charges 10-16-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Misty Lovelace Palmer, 38, of 1511 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 11 with one count of aggravated assault.  A $1,000 secured bond was set. Shasta Marie Oxendine, 29, of 1521 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 11…

Willow Creek holds Native American Night

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Around Town — 10-14-13

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TODAY Coalition of Churches The Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. The public is invited to attend. TUESDAY Diabetes class CMC-Lincoln will host another session in its diabetes series entitled “Give Yourself a Hand: Managing Your Diabetes,” which will be 6 p.m.…

Art and Wine Festival

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Partnering earns big response

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On Tuesday, September 24th, 27 teachers and hundreds of parents and students descended on the new McDonald’s for McTeacher’s Night. Iron Station Elementary teachers stood outside and flagged in hungry patrons while inside, teachers helped people find seats and even worked behind the counter serving food. Parents and students enjoyed…

North Carolina Senior Games State Finals 2013

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Lincoln County participants partnered with Gaston County Senior Games and triumphed at the North Carolina State Finals Senior Games. The Senior Games events were held Sept. 23-28 in Raleigh. In 1983, the North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for…

Fire departments educate on safety

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One Lincoln County fire department used Fire Prevention Week this month to educate the community on kitchen fires and the need for keeping residential smoke detectors working. According to Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin, his agency has already responded to more than 1,500 emergencies this…

Killian honored for conservation

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Kay Killian, an assistant district attorney in Lincoln County, was recently presented with an award for her efforts to help preserve local lands. The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission named her the recipient of its 2013 “Blue Fin Award,” handed out annually to recognize…