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Schedule — 7-15-13

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American Legion  Area IV playoffs First Round Best-of-5 East No. 5 Huntersville vs. West No. 4 Cherryville Game 1: C 11, H 8 Game 2: C 7, H 2 Game 3: C 6, H 5, 10 inn.; Cherryville wins series 3-0 West No. 6 Henderson Co. vs. East No. 3…

Commissioners to hear Amity Lane update

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is expected to hear an update on the situation with Trinity Farms, the neighborhood whose bridge was washed out on Amity Lane during recent storms, at tonight’s meeting. Following excessive rain on June 28, the eastern portion of the neighborhood…

Sailor receives prestigious Navy award

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer From the streets of Lincoln County to the seas of the Mediterranean, Josh Umphress has encountered more countries and cultures through his United States military service over the last 12 years than most people do in a lifetime. Currently stationed in Naples, Italy, the West Lincoln…

Course teaches skills to visually impaired kids

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Another candidate files for city elections

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Last week saw just one new candidate file for city office. Mary Frances White, a Democrat, on Wednesday officially threw her name in the race for the Ward I seat on the Lincolnton City Council. The owner of Ebony & White’s Funeral Service, White will challenge…

Instructional class offered for future caregivers

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LTN Staff Report The Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Lincoln County Senior Services to offer a class geared toward potential caregivers. The workshop, entitled “What Every Adult Child Should Know – Protecting Your Retirement and Other Financial Information for Family Caregivers,” is designed to provide information on how to…

Local agencies rescue dog from South Fork

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    ‘Harry’ euthanized as a result of injuries JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton couple Jeff and Andie Gavin recently put their family dog to sleep after the 16-year-old animal suffered significant injuries this month after becoming trapped in a tree on the South Fork River, where heavy rains increased…

Criminal Charges – 7-15-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Javier Gonzalez Jaime, 46, of 119 Massapoag Rd. in Lincolnton was charged July 9 with two counts of forgery-bank notes. An $8,000 secured bond was set.   Uriah Vincent Stillion, 36, of 1425 Ellick Dr. in Newton was charged…

OUR VIEW — Democracy works in Lincolnton

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  Lincolnton officials likely knew ahead of time that the new trash collection fee in the budget for the next fiscal year, $10 per month for city residents, wasn’t going to be popular. They may have even anticipated heated public hearings and a pushback from individuals who were quickly mobilized…

Camping our way across the USA

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  Paulette Ballard Guest Columnist As told by Ken Hovis   Ken Hovis retired from Trans World Airlines 17 years ago after working for them for 33 years. For 12 years now Ken and his wife, Janice, have constantly been on the road pulling a fifth wheel camper and living…