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City Council to weigh in on urban area transportation plan

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton City Council will take up quite a few items during its regular monthly meeting Thursday night. First on the agenda is a public hearing on the Lincolnton Urban Area Comprehensive Transportation Plan, followed by an expected vote. The county’s Board of Commissioners…

County Commissioners to conduct hearings on zoning requests

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Public hearings on various zoning requests will be conducted during tonight’s meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. The first request, from Strata Solar, is regarding a conditional-use permit to establish a solar-power generation facility. The proposed 35-acre site is located on Tripple H Lane,…

School Board moves January sessions to Tuesdays

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet for the first time of this year on Tuesday. One issue under consideration is the board’s regular meeting night. A resident who addressed the board’s December meeting expressed concern about Wednesday night sessions conflicting with other community activities.…

Around Town — 1-7-13

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MONDAY Exercise class The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department is currently holding the “Let’s Get Walking” exercise program. The W.M. Lentz Gym will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays to the public for the program. This year’s walking theme is “Journey to Alaska,” and each participant’s…

How an angel helped Christmas come early

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  CAROLYN PARKER Guest Columnist Christmas came early for me last month. Where to begin? I guess the beginning the best. On the seventh day of November, I left my home for a doctor’s appointment. When I left, I said goodbye to my dog Buffy, and when I returned a…

Knights fall to Ironmen 83-74

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Caldwell scores 22 in N. Lincoln’s loss to Cherryville KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN PUMPKIN CENTER — When North Lincoln coach Eric King looks back at Friday night’s game against Cherryville, he’ll see a valiant second-half effort from his team. Unfortunately, that will be offset by five-minute stretch in the…

Criminal Charges 1-7-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Billy Schronce, 55, of 4093 Fairview Dr. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 2 with one count of obtaining advances under promise to work/pay same. No bond was set. Brett Chandler Reed, 37, of 1416 N.C. 127 in Taylorsville, N.C.,…

Betty G. Ross remembered as advocate for public recreation

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  Staff reports   Betty G. Ross, a notable figure in both athletics and politics in the city of Lincolnton, passed away at Carolina Care Center in Cherryville on Saturday. Ross served as Lincolnton’s first city recreation director, a position she held from 1947 until her retirement in 1990. Betty…

Lady Knights handle Cherryville

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln girls were the better team on paper entering Friday’s game and in the opening minutes, the Lady Knights made sure Cherryville knew they were the best team on the court, too. North Lincoln jumped out to a 10-point lead…

Guilty plea in federal health care fraud case

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  News of scheme shook up 2012 Lincoln Co. judge race JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A second person pleaded guilty Friday in connection with a federal health care fraud scheme that also involved the wife a retired Lincoln County assistant district attorney and former district 27B judge candidate, according to…