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Issue with D.O.T. In 2010 I signed a right-of-way agreement with D.O.T. and was given a project map of the work that was to take place on my property on Highway 27 East. When the installation was completed, D.O.T. did not honor its part of the agreement. My first call…

Thanks for giving us such a wonderful life

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Colunist We live in such wonderful times. Just imagine how much work today it would take to chase a turkey, wring its neck and hunt the hatchet, all before chopping wood and getting the stove heated. And that would be just the beginning of your Thanksgiving dinner.…

Criminal Charges — 11-28-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Garrett Michael Miller, 42, of 5476 Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd. in Charlotte was charged Nov. 25 with one count each of maintain dwelling/vehicle for controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule II and…

Small Business Saturday: Small firms make a big difference in Lincoln County

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Staff report For many households, the conclusion of the Thanksgiving meal sparks the start of the holiday shopping season, beginning with Black Friday. Since the birth of Small Business Saturday in 2010 by American Express, however, more communities across the nation have begun encouraging residents to patronize independent, locally owned…

Lincolnton woman charged for break-in

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman was arrested on Wednesday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives on charges that she removed electrical wiring from a vacant home on Loomis Street and allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage to the residence. Deputies were dispatched to the house, located at 3121 Loomis…

Duo nabbed for meth in buy-bust op

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Staff report A buy/bust operation that was executed Monday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators led to the arrests of two men the following morning. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, an undercover officer infiltrated an organization where Timothy Teen Gaddy was allegedly selling methamphetamine near…

Giving thanks for local veterans

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Rick Ramseur honored as county’s Man of the Year

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County has a new Man of the Year. Dr. Steve Austin announced Richard “Rick” Ramseur as the 2014 Lincoln County “Man of the Year” at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Nov. 20. “The Man of the Year is a devoted friend…

An Affection for Confection: Bavarian bakery opens doors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The pretzel’s lineage can be traced to Germany. While the tasty, salted bread can be found in shopping malls and fairs across America, there is nothing in this world quite like the traditional Bavarian pretzel. Nobody knows this better than Sven Frischen-Nocher, 46, of Lincolnton, and…

Obituaries — 11-28-14

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Adair Whisenhunt Cantwell October 5, 1934 – November 25, 2014 Adair Cantwell, age 80, died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The daughter of Dr. Eph and Edith Whisenhunt, she was born in Winston-Salem on October 5, 1934. Grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whisenhunt of Buchanan, Ga. And Dr. and…