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Pedestrian dies after being struck by car

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   A vehicle struck and killed a 48-year-old man while he was crossing a Lincolnton intersection over the weekend, according to officials with Emergency Medical Services. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Sunday at the corner of S. Generals Boulevard and S. Laurel…

Deputies seek tips on at-large drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than a dozen people, five of whom are out-of-county residents, remain at-large in connection with last month’s countywide drug round-up initiated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies remain on the hunt for 14 of the more than 50 individuals indicted in “Operation…

Officers: Intruder’s escape prevented

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies skillfully kept a Lincolnton man from escaping the area business he broke into Sunday morning and arrested him on scene, the Sheriff’s Office said. Officers responded to Golden Shears Hairstyling and Tanning Salon on N.C. 182 around 2:15 a.m. after a caller told…

College Application Week focuses on seniors’ future

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Local high school seniors aspiring to attend college next year can rest a little easier until Friday, as application fees are waived this week. College Application Week is under way at four Lincoln County schools, allowing students to apply for community college and participating…

Chamber’s annual banquet set for Thursday

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership banquet Thursday evening, during which a slate of awards will be handed out and guests will be entertained by comedian Kelly Swanson of High Point. “Mrs. Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian and…

Can a shoe box fly?

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  NASA puts young science minds to work on problem   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Shoe boxes with an array of choices for “wings”, from cardboard to Styrofoam, lined Adam Benoit’s tables and floor in his classroom on Tuesday, as teams of students started their first stage in the process…

Criminal Charges 11-14-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Zane Wesley Dudasik, 18, of 4283 Mt. Pleasant Rd. in Sherrills Ford was charged Nov. 6 with one count each of possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $500 secured bond was set. Joshua…

More things that we used to say

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist People stop me and we talk about some of the old sayings and they sometimes mention some that I had forgotten, but I’ll have another go at it.  Here it is: Loud Mouth -  Who hasn’t experienced this one at some time or other.  Wants everyone…

Convicted felon charged for weapon, drug possession

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies found a loaded gun and marijuana inside a convicted felon’s vehicle Sunday night during a traffic stop near the Lincoln/Gaston County line, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy Robert Richard initiated a vehicle stop of just before midnight on U.S. 321 after he couldn’t read the…

BI-LO completes overhaul of N. Generals store

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The BI-LO store on N. Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton recently completed remodeling work, part of an effort by the grocery-store chain to upgrade some of its facilities. Sterling Davis, store director, told the Times-News on Monday that renovations were made from top to bottom, including new…