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Candidate Survey: Sheriff

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News, in an effort to promote discourse and the dissemination of information about political candidates’ policy positions, submitted a series of questions to candidates for Sheriff of Lincoln County. The responses from Republican incumbent David Carpenter and certified write-in candidate Anthony Huss are below. Some responses…

Homecoming brings tractors to the streets of Vale

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Leaders push for $6 million county airport expansion

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County may be on the cusp of its most intricate long-term industrial project yet. At the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Oct. 6, Assistant County Manager Martha Lide, Lincoln Economic Development Association Business Development Manager Crystal Gettys and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport Manager Joe…

Big Sweep gives Lake Norman a facelift

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City hires new Business and Community Development director

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STAFF REPORT After a five-month search, Lincolnton’s Business and Community Development department has hired a new director. According to a statement released Friday from City Manager Jeff Emory, Vicki Davis will serve as the Business and Community Development director, beginning her employment with the city on Nov. 4. Emory states…

Obituaries — 10-10-14

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Sissy Brown Bertie “Sissy” Elderada Heavner Brown, 68, of 7362 Hull Road, Lawndale, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Born April 21, 1946 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Webb Alexander Heavner and Lillian Yarbro Heavner. She was a homemaker…

Around Town — 10-13-14

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SATURDAY Concert Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform at 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Road in Lincolnton. No children under 12 admitted. For more information, please call (704) 735 – 7890. Blood Drive Freedom Church will host a community blood drive from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at 102 Court Square…

Group gets a lesson in Lincoln County nonprofits

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A group called Leadership Lincoln, sponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, recently toured the nonprofits of Lincoln County and, according to the participants, it was an eye-opening experience. Comprised of local business leaders, Leadership Lincoln is a yearlong program that introduces different aspects of…

City hopes to collect part of missing sewer revenue

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The City of Lincolnton is preparing to take action against its delinquent utility customers. At the Oct. 2 City Council meeting, council members unanimously agreed to approve the use of a state debt collection program, which assists municipalities with collecting bad debts. According to City Finance…

Coke, heroin seized

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized nearly an ounce of heroin and a half-ounce of cocaine in two traffic stops on Saturday. Following a month-long investigation, members of the Sheriff’s Office narcotics division received information regarding individuals that were allegedly transporting narcotics from Charlotte to Lincoln County and…