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County loses an icon with death of Doc Gamble

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Local icon Dr. John R. Gamble, Jr. passed away Monday night, CMC-Lincoln officials confirmed. A Lincolnton native, Gamble was born on March 22, 1922 to Dr. John Reeves and Hope Seibert Gamble. After graduating from Lincolnton High School, Gamble, 92 went on to attend Emory University…

Murder suspect to appear in court

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man, one of three accused in death of a Denver woman last year, is set to appear in court this morning, on the victim’s 55th birthday, family members said. Derek Williams, 25, of 421 Springs East Road, is charged with one felony count of…

Practice makes perfect, even for firefighters

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City budget up for public hearing

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton residents will have the opportunity to address their concerns with the City Council’s proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget at the council’s meeting Thursday night. Council members spent several hours in budget workshops last month discussing and debating the proposed budget changes. In his City Manager’s…

Maiden police looking for suspect in pharmacy robbery

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police in Maiden are searching for a man who claimed he had a gun in order to steal medication from a pharmacy located near the Lincoln-Catawba County line earlier this week. The incident took place just before 11:30 a.m. on Monday at TAS Drug, located at…

School Board member chastised at meeting

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Board of Education chairwoman Candy Burgin gave an official public statement related to a Times-News article prior to the board’s scheduled committee meetings Tuesday night. On May 23, the Times-News published an article regarding internal tension within the Board of Education, as reported by…

County budget clears hurdle

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Only two members of the public spoke during a public hearing for the county’s Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget Monday night. County commissioners heard from Dr. Cordell Scott, chairman of the Health Board, and Susie Martin, who spoke on behalf of the county’s home health care. According…

County budget clears hurdle

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Only two members of the public spoke during a public hearing for the county’s Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget Monday night. County commissioners heard from Dr. Cordell Scott, chairman of the Health Board, and Susie Martin, who spoke on behalf of the county’s home health care. According…

Ballard: A childhood brush with history

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Andrew Haislip is an employee at the Brian Center in Lincolnton. I asked him what was a moment he would never forget and he gave me the following story. “I was eight years old and I was with my uncle in Washington, D.C. at the speech…

Criminal Charges 6-4-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Corey Eugene Barnes, 35, of 1399 Springdale Park Dr. in Lincolnton was charged May 30 with one count of DWI. An unknown secured bond was set. Tamantha Hester Singletary, 39, of 199 Nicholson Rd. in Lincolnton was charged May 30 with…