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The story of two adoptions

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist As told by Harriett Cunningham I work in an attorney’s office and we have a client who came to us with several situations going on in her life. She needed our services from time-to-time and we came to know her quite well. As I was exiting…

Around Town — 8-12-13

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TODAY Apple pie sale The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will sell fried apple pies today through Aug. 16 for $2 apiece in the demonstration kitchen on the first floor of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Pies will be available starting 1 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3…

Criminal Charges 8-12-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Marty Edgar Fredell, 43, of 6599 W. N.C. 27 in Vale was charged Aug. 5 with one count of conversion by Bailee Lesee tenant attorney-in-fact. A $2,500 secured bond was set. Lisa Ann Watts, 38, of 122 Grace Ln.…

YMCA to offer new before and after school program for elementary schoolers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A new YMCA before and after school care program is set to commence this fall for Lincoln County elementary school students. Previously headed by Lincoln County Schools, the program is transitioning to a new leader — the YMCA. While students will still be able to attend…

Search for county manager nears its end

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Negotiations are in the final stages for a new Lincoln County manager, local officials announced Friday morning. William (Tracy) Jackson, who currently serves as the assistant county manager for Iredell County, is expected to take up the post, “assuming all goes well” with finalizing his…

Obituaries — 8-12-13

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Regina Black Wofford Regina Black Wofford, 91, of Cherryville, formerly of St. Mark’s Church Rd. died August 10, 2013. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends today at the Family Life Center…

School security on agenda for Board of Education

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Education is expected to take action during its meeting Tuesday night on school-security measures for the district’s middle and high schools. The group previously signed off on access control and video surveillance for local elementary schools, which have now been…

Rock Springs Camp Meeting closes with wet and wild day

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‘Leadership Lincoln’ accepting applications

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it is taking applications for its annual “Leadership Lincoln” class. “Many of the leaders in this community are proud graduates of this successful program,” Chamber officials said in the announcement. “They have found it to…

Sheriff attends training program

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter recently attended his third state Sheriffs’ Association’s Annual Training Conference since voters put him in office in December 2010. The 91st North Carolina training event for sheriffs took place the end of July in New Hanover County, the Sheriff’s Office…