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Communities in Schools to the rescue!

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Communities in Schools of Lincoln County (CIS) hosted its first annual “Be a Hero Art Auction” Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in an effort to showcase student artwork and raise money and awareness for the nonprofit organization. Each year, around 100 adults volunteer…

Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

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APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist Do you remember when your mother participated in the home demonstration club, led by the Home Economics Agent? While driving down the road, have you ever seen a test plot sign in a soybean field, surrounded by a group of farmers having a serious discussion? Did…

Hardware store plans move toward Highway 16

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Planning and Inspections Department will hold a community meeting this Thursday to provide more information about the proposal to permit construction of a home hardware store and to receive comments prior to a public hearing. Applicant Xiaopei Guo is requesting to amend a conditional…

Senior Games registration set to begin

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Gaston County Senior Games are inching closer, and a number of Lincoln County residents are already practicing and preparing to be top victors at this year’s anticipated event. Individuals have been training at the Senior Center since January. While the final deadline to apply is…

Deputies: More than $1,000 in narcotics stolen from Vale drug store

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     More than $1,000 in prescription pills were stolen from a western county store Friday morning, deputies said. The incident took place just before 2:30 a.m. at TAS Drug, located at 4417 West N.C. 27 in Vale, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Around Town — 2-3-14

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TODAY Nutrition meeting   Lincoln County Senior Services, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton, will host a nutrition meeting 10-11 a.m. in the multi-purpose room 10-11 a.m. Healthy at Home will present a program on heart health. For more information, call (704) 732-9053 or (704)…

Fred Grier: A man who loves to play sports

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist Once again I found myself sitting in a waiting area while my husband’s car was being serviced.  A very friendly, outgoing gentleman was sitting beside me and we began conversing about different topics. Of course I had to ask him the question for my column, “What…

Service News — 2-3-14

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Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Touacha K. Her graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen…

Criminal Charges — 2-3-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Steven Paul Bray, 61, of 2489 W. Old N.C. 150 in Crouse was charged Jan. 30 with one count of second-degree trespassing. No bond was set. Johnny Robert Perry Lee, 32, of 184 A St. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 30…

Editor’s Note: The misguided SOTU

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor I didn’t watch the State of the Union address. I probably shouldn’t admit that, but I have a good excuse. I was hard at work putting Wednesday’s paper together and, from what I read in several newspapers and from the text of President Barack Obama’s speech,…