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Radio operators on the communications frontline

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer With events in recent history like Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks on September 11 still fresh in the public’s memory, the emergency preparedness of a community at any given time is always an important topic of conversation. Mobilizing law enforcement and fire departments as well…

Around Town — 7-9-14

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TODAY Meeting The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet at Ironton Presbyterian Church. Covered dish lunch begins at 12 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-3242. Canning Class A Freezing Foods and Canning Tomatoes class is being held in the Demonstration Kitchen on the first floor of the James Warren…

Exhibit showcases the art of local woodturners

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln Arts Council held its second woodturning competition in June, and though the majority of the art associated with Lincoln County is steeped in pottery, it is clear that woodturning is quickly becoming a new favorite medium. Woodturning – the Known and the Unknown, an…

Iron Station man takes 5,000-mile dirt bike ride

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Allen Beck and Auggie Ensley spent the last year of their two-year friendship planning for a trip that a little over 100 people have completed. The Trans-America Trail is a rugged 5,000-mile journey, stretching through Tennessee, Mississippi, across Arkansas, into Oklahoma and New Mexico, through Utah…

Obituaries — 7-9-14

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Harold Phillip Cobb Harold Phillip Cobb, 89, of Lincolnton, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at Hospice in Dallas, NC. He was born April 10, 1925 in Camptown, Pa. to the late Ralph Emerson Cobb and Marjorie Barnes Cobb. He was preceded in death by his son, James R. Cobb. He…

Newton man arrested for sex with teen

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Catawba County man is being held at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on a $125,000 bond, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Darrick Wayne Fowler, 24, of 1719 Duke Street in Newton, was arrested on…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Jaedel Dwight Adams, 32, of 340 Valerie Drive in Lincolnton was charged July 2 with one count misdemeanor DV protective order violation. An unknown bond was set. Emily Justice Dawson, 31, of 626 S Poplar Street in Lincolnton was charged July 3…

On the brink

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Post 100 down 2-0 to Gaston By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– The Gaston Braves just keep rolling, and now they have Cherryville Post 100 on the brink. Matt Grimmet cruised through the first six innings, Derek Perry and Chase Hannifin had three hits and a home run each,…

Roseboro announces top 6 schools

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor After roughly three-dozen scholarship offers to play college football at some of the country’s most prestigious Division I powerhouses, Darian Roseboro has whittled his choices down to six. The Lincolnton High star on Monday used the social media tool Twitter to announce the top six…

Sweetees win state title, reach world series

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The Boger City Optimist Sweetees 6-under girls all-star softball team received a trophy for winning the Dixie Youth state title last summer. This year, it gets to go to a world series. The 12 girls from Lincoln County captured the team’s second state title in…