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Public spec building on agenda for county

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Discussion of moving forward with the construction of a speculative building using public funds will once again be on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners’ agenda tonight. The item, a decision on which was tabled earlier this year after a private developer had expressed…

Eastern Lincoln man faces charges for statutory rape

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged an eastern Lincoln County man involved in a sex-related incident with a teen girl more than two years ago, the Sheriff’s Office said. Jeremiah Lee Mitchell, 37, of 5467 King Wilkinson Road in Denver, inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl at a…

Running with a purpose

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Man looks back at NC State’s 1968 World Series run

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One day after the Wolfpack battled against the Tar Heels in the first round of the 2013 College World Series, Crouse resident and former starting right fielder for North Carolina State University, Steve Martin, reminisced about his days playing in the school’s inaugural…

Resident reunited with stolen pet dog

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County man was reunited with his dog this month after he said someone stole her from his property in April. For the last two months, Brian McClure has posted fliers and talked to various area residents after neighbors told him they witnessed…

Obituaries 6-17-13

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    Phillip Eugene Prater Phillip Eugene Prater, age 54, of 3149 Brady Hoffman Road in Lincolnton, went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, June 15, 2013, after a long courageous battle with leukemia. His funeral service will be 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at New Heights Baptist…

West Lincoln “Rebel Navy” JROTC earns 2013 “Distinguished Unit” award

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The 10th annual Blue/Gold Award Ceremony held on May 16 was highlighted with the announcement of the “Rebel Navy” as a NJROTC Area SIX Distinguished Unit for the second-consecutive year. This prestigious award is earned by 30 percent of Navy JROTC units nationwide. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in academic,…

Around Town — 6-17-13

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TODAY George Wood reception Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will host a retirement reception 5 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton for County Manager George Wood, who will be retiring the end of June. TUESDAY Eye seminar Graystone Eye will host a free refractive surgery seminar 6 p.m. at…

10 years ago: A jewelry heist scare

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist As told by Carol Self: Owners of Estate Jewelers in Lincolnton, Carol and David Self are always aware of the importance of safety and security.  Carol tells me that David has seen to it that they have the highest level of security available. The following story…

Criminal Charges — 6-17-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Coley Phillip Craft, 42, of 490 Calvary Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton was charged June 11 with one count of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Angela V. Morrissette, 19, of 3949 Biggerstaff Rd. in Maiden was charged June…