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Police: Man sold hydrocodone pills

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department concluded a months-long investigation on Saturday when officers and detectives arrested Timothy Howard Monroe for possession of 100 hydrocodone tablets. Monroe, 51, of 1622 Broome Street in Lincolnton, was charged with four felony counts of trafficking an opiate, one count of possession…

Partnership for Children recognizes daycare operator at board meeting

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Around Town — 6-25-14

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THURSDAY Senior Event The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway in Dallas will be hosting a free open mic night at 6 p.m. and a Senior Summer Dance at 7 p.m. Marcel Ellison and Davis Taylor will be providing musical entertainment. Cost for the dance is $4.00 per…

Tragic moment has a happy ending

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist David Maynard tells me he has worked as a volunteer for the fire department on Highway 150 for four years. When I asked him what was a moment he would never forget, he said he knew exactly what that moment was. A call came in for…

Criminal Charges — 6-25-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Ronka Ahmed Sowell, 43, of 200 Hubbard Street in Lincolnton was charged June 18 with one count misdemeanor first degree trespassing. A $1000 unsecured bond was set. Lee Vashuan Nixon, 31, of 1619 Buck Court in Lincolnton was charged on June 18…

Obituaries — 6-25-14

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Philip Olin Gentry Philip Olin Gentry, age 92, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 23, 2014. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.…

Inmate injured after throwing self from jail’s second floor

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UPDATE: According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Crystal Hubbard signed an unsecured bond of $30,000 at CMC – Main and later signed herself out, against medical advice. The extent of her injuries and her current condition are unknown. ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported that…

Groups mark anniversary of Ramsour’s Mill

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County’s first paintball facility on its way

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first professional paintball facility is expecting to open its doors this fall. Owner John “Kirk” Bailey received the green light from the county’s Board of Commissioners at the June 16 meeting, where they unanimously voted to approve his conditional use permit for Lake Norman…

Program aims to curb hunger in local kids this summer

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools system is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service website, the Summer Food Service Program was created in 1968. As a three-year pilot, the program provided grants to…