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Electric companies host 4-Hers for the 66th year

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April B. Dillon Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development 4-Hers, volunteers and Cooperative Extension Staff from all over the state gathered at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to honor 4-H students who have spent the past year learning about electricity, completing electric projects, and teaching others about electricity. The…

Young and old firefighters honored in Lincolnton

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The Lincolnton Fire Department honored retirees and presented awards for certifications, merit and outstanding service in a ceremony on Tuesday.…

Commissioners delay vote on eastern solar farm

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A proposed solar farm in eastern Lincoln County will be on hold following a decision by the Board of Commissioners Monday night, which came in front of a packed house that spilled over onto two floors of the Citizens Center auditorium. Strata Solar’s request for…

Community comes together to help Denver family

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “She has fight in her,” Nikki Shipp said of her 3-year-old daughter Gigi Mrozek. While Gigi laughs and plays like most other toddlers, she says very few words and cannot walk. Since she was 6 months old, her parents, who live in Denver, noticed their…

Around Town — 9-11-13

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WEDNESDAY 9/11 service The Cherryville Fire Department, 411 E. Church St. in Cherryville, will host a 9/11 ceremony starting 8:45 a.m. For more information, call (704) 435-1730. Senior citizens group The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church. 9/11 service Two “Remembering 9/11” services will…

The perfect way to spend a morning

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Obituaries — 9-11-13

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Dennis Anthony Bilcz Dennis Anthony Bilcz, 69, of Denver, formerly of Thomaston, Conn. passed away on September 8, 2013. Born on May 16, 1944, Dennis was the son of the late Anthony and Henrietta Smolenski Bilcz. Dennis is survived by his fiancée, Kathy Dearman; sons, Timothy Bilcz, Christopher Bilcz and…

City Council to hear permit request to convert warehouse space into brewery

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   An applicant’s request to convert existing warehouse space into a brewery will be considered by the Lincolnton City Council Thursday night. Lincolnton Business Center is seeking a conditional-use permit to use a portion of property, located on the south side of Motz Avenue, across from…

McHenry opposed to Syria strike

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  Staff report     Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) voiced his opposition to military strikes against Syria in a press release on Tuesday. “After reviewing the evidence and plan presented by the Administration, I do not believe there is a compelling national interest or clear mission for our engagement in…

Deputies charge Maiden woman with Christian Ministry break-ins

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  Suspect in theft of over $1,000 of clothing still at large JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged a Maiden woman, who remains at-large, with breaking into East Lincoln Christian Ministry late last month, the Sheriff’s Office said. Sarah Elizabeth Leatherman, 44, is accused of breaking into the…