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Around Town — 8-14-13

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TODAY Youth parenting class I-CARE, Inc. Parenting Youth, funded by Centralina Workforce Development Board, will host practical parenting classes facilitated by Family Services, Inc., 10 a.m., to 12 p.m. at 105 Court Square in Lincolnton. An additional class will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the same location. Bible study…

Our View: Go easy on the meds

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Children from low-income families that receive Medicaid benefits are being prescribed antipsychotic medications far too often. The problem has become so pervasive that the federal Department of Health and Human Services has launched “a review of antipsychotic drug use by Medicaid recipients age 17 and under,” according to a recent…

Lincoln County 4-H’ers are winners at State 4-H Congress

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April B. Dillon Extension Agent Lincoln County 4-H’ers received honors at state competitions during the annual North Carolina 4-H Congress. The Congress was held June 22-25 at North Carolina State University. State Winners were: Cody Johnsen, 18, son of Jeff and Kristi Johnsen of Denver, won the NC 4-H Citizenship…

Man charged after firing from vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County man has been charged with firing a gun from his vehicle Monday in an area located on the county’s western end, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said Tyler Edward Copeland, 25, of 702 Sandlewood Court Apt. F in Newton, had a chrome handgun…

Boger City Fire Department visits Kenlin Academy

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New McDonald’s holds grand opening

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Austin Orthodontics opens East Lincoln office

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Notable News — 8-14-13

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Megan Dellinger, a 2013 graduate of West Lincoln High School, will be attending Gardner-Webb University in the fall, where she plans to major in history. She hopes to someday be a history teacher at the secondary level. She was offered a total of $555,000 in scholarships from various schools. Dellinger…

Criminal Charges — 8-14-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Stephen Andrea Pitton, 31, of 2195 Diamond Ln. in Vale was charged Aug. 9 with one count of probation violation. A $10,000 bond was set. Heather Lavon Barnette, 23, of 647 Story Woods Rd. 3 in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 9…

Obituaries — 8-14-13

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Juanita Christopher Caldwell Juanita Christopher Caldwell, age 72, of 194 Plum Lane in Lincolnton, died on Monday, August 12, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Long Shoals Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends on…