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Candidate Survey: Eaddy & Thomas

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  Editor’s note: Democrat Martin Eaddy and Republican Jay Thomas are vying for Lincolnton’s Ward III seat on the City Council, currently held by Democrat Carroll Heavner. Heavner, a former Mayor of Lincolnton, is the longest-serving official in Lincolnton’s history and is not seeking reelection. The Times-News submitted 10 questions…

Sheriff’s Office: Deputies, troopers chase intoxicated Stanley man through woods following hit-and-run

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said they engaged in a foot chase this week through the woods with an intoxicated Stanley man connected to a hit-and-run incident on N.C. 73. The Communications Center notified officers of the incident, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said Samuel Eugene New,…

Candidate Survey: Mayor Gilleland

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  Editor’s note: Republican incumbent John Gilleland is running unopposed for the office of Mayor. The Times-News submitted 10 questions to each of the candidates in the upcoming city elections. Gilleland’s responses are listed below.   Why are you running for office? Gilleland: I am running for re-election because I…

Ultralight instructor goes up in the air

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Flying has always been a part of James Peeler’s life. The owner of Northbrook International Ultraport, located at 2491 N.C. 274 in Cherryville, Peeler spends much of his time in the air. “You don’t think of any of your ground-bound problems,” he said. Peeler is…

Obituaries — 10-16-13

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Gerald Herbert Abernethy Mr. Gerald Herbert Abernethy, age 61, of 2023 Modern Estates Road in Lincolnton, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 13, 2013. His funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Marvin United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Tate and Rev. Jim Sanders officiating.  Burial…

Lincoln Republicans appoint new chairman

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The local GOP has named a new chair to lead the party following Bradley Putnam’s departure from the post last month to take over as elections director for Lincoln County. Jon Propst, Lincoln County GOP Men’s Club president, was unanimously selected Monday night by…

Pair of elephants come to Buffalo Beals

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Buffalo Beals Animal Park in Maiden received two 5,000-pound guests this week. Cora, a 52-year-old Asian elephant, and Shannon, an African elephant in her 30s, arrived at the 40-acre Catawba County property on Monday, according to owner Terry Beal, who heads the business with his…

Early voting for city elections begins soon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   One-stop voting for the Lincolnton municipal election gets underway Thursday. Those planning to vote early may do so on the second floor of the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 1. While closed…

Criminal Charges 10-16-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Misty Lovelace Palmer, 38, of 1511 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 11 with one count of aggravated assault.  A $1,000 secured bond was set. Shasta Marie Oxendine, 29, of 1521 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 11…

Willow Creek holds Native American Night

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