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Camp meeting caters to youth

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Organizers plan activities, games to keep kids engaged JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver residents Sunny Reeves and Julie Smith have been attending the Rock Springs Methodist Camp Meeting since birth. Now they both frequent the annual two-week spiritual revival with their husbands and children, hoping to make the experience as…

County gets update on impact from floods

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was briefed Monday evening by Interim County Manager Martha Lide on the impact of the recent flooding disaster in the area. An estimated 9 to 12 inches of rain fell the weekend of July 27 and 28, resulting in multiple…

Plans for new Dunkin’ Donuts, shooting range moving ahead

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Both a proposed indoor shooting range and a new Dunkin’ Donuts in eastern Lincoln County received unanimous support Monday night from the Planning Board, which will now bring its recommendation on the zoning cases before the Board of Commissioners at its next meeting. While there were…

East Lincoln Christian Ministry celebrates 30 years

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer East Lincoln Christian Ministry recently celebrated three decades of service to Lincoln County. President Laura Moore said the nonprofit organization, always bustling with activity throughout the year and currently assisting 300 families a month, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special community Family Fun Day in…

McHenry meets with friendly crowd

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor “Elections have consequences.” Rep. Patrick McHenry made that statement at both the beginning and end of a town hall meeting in Lincolnton on Monday, during which he fielded questions from citizens from North Carolina’s 10th District about issues ranging from jobs and the economy to the…

Around Town — 8-7-13

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TODAY Quilt Guild The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center on the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Tony Darr at (704) 992-2871 or ldarrnc@aol.com. Last Man’s Club The Last Man’s Club will…

Criminal Charges — 8-7-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Olivares Garcia Leobardo, 51, of 504 Harold’s Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 1 with two counts of failure to appear. No bond was set. Christopher Michael Anderson, 22, of 511 Flat Rock Cemetery Rd. in Mt. Holly was charged Aug.…

Lincolnton man charged with statutory rape

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man is accused of having sexual relations with a teen girl in July, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Thomas Lee Elmore, 20, of 647 Story Woods Road Apt. 4, on Monday and charged him with one felony count of statutory rape…

Lincolnton teacher participated in computer-science program at Appalachian State

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer One local teacher recently participated in a program designed to give educators the necessary knowledge, resources and training to help excite students about math and science. Adam Benoit, who teaches chemistry, physics and physical science at Lincolnton High School, was one of only a dozen teachers…

VIP program seeks to educate parents

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AMY WADSORTH Guest columnist Parenting can be rewarding and challenging. In order to be the best parent possible, the Very Important Parents Program can help you do just that. Belinda Bogle, Parent Educator at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service said she loves it when she sees parents learn new…