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Choosing a financial planner

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MARTY REID Guest Columnist In developing your financial plan, a critical step is selecting an appropriate financial advisor. Generally speaking, financial services are provided by registered representatives, those who buy and sell securities through brokerage firms, agents who sell insurance products and individual practitioners who offer comprehensive financial planning. While…

Around Town — 6-13-14

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FRIDAY Singles group GRACE Singles will meet 7 p.m. in the dining room of the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to bring “pick-up” foods. Musical group One Voice will perform. For more information, call (704) 735-0541. BBQ Benefit Iron Station…

County schools hold graduations for Class of 2014

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Three of Lincoln County’s four public high schools held graduation ceremonies on Thursday.…

Some local businesses reap windfall from Hog Happenin’

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Each year, Hog Happenin’ brings numerous barbeque and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country to Lincolnton. With the two-day event occupying multiple downtown roads, Main Street and Court Square businesses are faced with the dilemma of whether it is profitable for their business to remain open…

Thoughts on Father’s Day

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor My understanding of my father broadened when I became a father myself. It was like a light turning on. Things started making sense. The boundaries and rules I couldn’t begin to understand as a child became perfectly logical. The time he spent with me, teaching me…

Much learning ahead for students today

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It was a good evening to celebrate a birthday. The honoree was seven years old and she was really enjoying her day. She seemed to be having a good time, but there wasn’t time to talk to the old folks who showed up for supper. There…

Streak snapper

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Asheville tops rolling Post 100 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– Facing one of Western North Carolina’s top prospects in the batter’s box and in a tie game, Chandler Jenkins located his next pitch exactly where he wanted. And so did the batter. Alex Destino hit the down-and-away slider…

Criminal Charges — 6-13-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brandon Wayne Morefield, 25, of 122 Ridge Way in Gastonia was charged June 6 with one count each of breaking and entering buildings generally and injury to personaly property. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Michael Thomas Wright, 30, of 6551…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 6-13-14

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Obituaries — 6-13-14

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John P. ‘J.P.’ Beam CHERRYVILLE — John P. “J.P.” Beam, age 94, of Johnstown Road died June 10, 2014 at Carolina Care Center. J.P. was born in Lincoln County, June 21, 1919 a son of the late John Pinkney Beam Sr. and Minnie Ellis Beam. J.P. was owner of Beam…