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Hawley ~ Pearson Engagement

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Mike and Freida A. Hawley of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter Danielle Spencer Hawley of Lincolnton to James Brian Pearson Jr. of Lincolnton. Danielle is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She is employed by Lincoln County Schools. James is the son…

North Lincoln student serves as page in General Assembly

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Last week, North Lincoln High School student Libby Henderson, along with 10 other North Carolina students, had the opportunity to experience the inner workings of state politics firsthand. A rising sophomore, Henderson spent last week at the legislative building in Raleigh, assisting House and Senate legislators…

Field set for Soil and Water board election

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Now that filing for the Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor seats has ended, Lincoln County residents must wait until this fall to vote for their future district leaders. Candidates were eligible to file between June 9 and July 7. Four candidates are in the running for…

Criminal Charges — 7/14/14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Gary Wayne Romska, 29, of 3919 Setzer Street in Claremont was charged July 10 with one felont count breaking and entering and one count larceny after breaking and entering. A $10,000 secured bond was set. Jovan Christopher Brooks, 32, of 545…

Reader’s Forum — 7/14/14

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The Hovis legacy Recently, I read of the 20 years public service Larry Mac Hovis has given to the City of Lincolnton and its citizens. This is in addition to the 20 years of service as a volunteer fireman. My words cannot express the commitment given by Mr. Hovis. He…

Around Town — 7/14/14

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TODAY VBS New Grace Baptist Church will host vacation bible school beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. until July 18. The theme is God’s Greatest Gift of Giving. A special program will be held Friday with hamburgers, hotdogs and ice cream. For more information, please call (704) 747-6434 or…

Obituaries — 7-14-14

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Patsy Justice Patsy Ferris Justice, 73, of Lincolnton passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her residence. Born October 15, 1940 in Mingo Co., WV, she was the daughter of the late John Ferris and the late Dixie Rains Ferris. In addition to her parents, four brothers, John Ferris Jr.,…

Probation officers charge woman with felony for pills

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sabrina Darlene Whitworth, 32, of 2589 Woodland Hills Trail, Trailer #37 in Lincolnton and charged her with trafficking prescription pills after a warrantless probation search was carried out on Friday. Narcotics investigators and probation officers searched the home as a…

Cultural Center hosts pottery market

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Potters from Lincoln County, surrounding region showcase art ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln Cultural Center hosted its second Mid-Year Pottery market on Saturday, and judging by the crowds and the varied display of hand-crafted artwork, it is sure to be a hit for many years to come. Potters from…

Chamber of Commerce to announce opposition to county offices move

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is taking a stand against the county’s approved $17 million plan to renovate the hospital on Gamble Drive and move several offices there. The Chamber’s Board of Directors, City Council members and concerned citizens will gather on Tuesday to discuss…