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Sheriff warns about traveling scammers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Irish Travelers, a group known for trying to scam people out of money and other property, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said, has come to the area. The law enforcement agency recently warned county residents to be on the lookout for members of the traveling…

Local girl to appear on national talk show

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One Lincoln County 11-year-old will be a television star today as she serves as a guest on an episode of the “Steve Harvey Show,” showing the nation how she raised more than $19,000 for a friend suffering from cancer. Raemy Wensil, of Iron Station, visited the…

Bald eagles spotted on Lake Norman in Denver

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Woman’s dream realized with scrapbooking, craft retreat house

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 15 years, Lincoln County native Cindy Gates has actively participated in the scrapbooking community. However, over the past few months, she has worked on taking her crafty hobby to the next level. With the help of her husband, Robert, the couple opened Crafting…

EDITOR’S NOTE — Concealed carry permit publishing debate misses the mark

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Gun rights advocates are angry, again. The reason? Davidson-based Civitas Media was considering building a database that listed concealed carry permit holders nationwide, according to an internal memo leaked to the Buckeye Firearms Association which was published on Friday. Civitas Media CEO Michael C. Bush said…

Reader’s Forum — 01-27-14

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What’s the fascination with drinking booze on our city sidewalks? Under ABC laws, “private clubs” qualify for ABC permits, but municipalities have been reluctant to extend “sidewalk drinking” (alcoholic beverages) due to their being considered “bars” and ” taverns.” Last year, I voiced my opposition to a revised ordinance to…

Library debuts new technology

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Obituaries — 1-27-14

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  Gordon Randolph ‘Randy’ Yarber III DENVER — Mr. Gordon Randolph “Randy” Yarber III, age 70, of Denver died on Sunday, January 26, 2014. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Grace Covenant Church, 17301 Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC 28031. …

Around Town — 1-27-14

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  MONDAY College orientation Gaston College will hold a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 118 of the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Additional classes will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 27-30. Classes are for students interested in obtaining a…

Criminal Charges 1-27-14

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          The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Justin Kyle Marlowe, 26, of 216 Tenth St. in Cramerton was charged Jan. 22 with one count of careless and reckless driving. No bond was set. Charles Dewayne Belew, 30, of 506 E. Hill Dr.…