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Trio charged for local thefts

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three Lincoln County men face a total of 15 felony counts after breaking into various locations in Denver and Mecklenburg County, stealing a variety of electronics, equipment and other items earlier this month, deputies said. According to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press…

County gets first look at budget

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   County Manager Tracy Jackson shared the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget with county commissioners at their meeting Monday night. Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners is expected to hold its first budget workshop on Friday at noon at the Citizens Center. According to Jackson, this…

Ugandan youth choir shares song, culture with students

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 20 children from Uganda’s Royal School & Orphanage spent time with students at Love Memorial Elementary School this week. The African children, who ranged in age from 9 to 16, are part of the school’s prestigious choir, Ugandan Thunder, which travels…

Editor’s Note — Leave the web alone

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The beauty of the Internet is its freedom. That’s what makes it work, that’s why most of us love it. That freedom has two sides to it — the Internet is a beautiful place of knowledge and exchange of thoughts and ideas, but it is also a very dark place…

Reader’s Forum — 5-21-14

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  Sen. Curtis the one who should be embarrassed I’m sure by now most people are aware of Sen. David Curtis’s reply to the lady who felt embarrassed to say she was a teacher.  What anyone has failed mention, however, is that Sen. Curtis should have been the one who…

Around Town – 5-21-14

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  TODAY   Human Resources Association The Lincolnton Area Human Resources Association (LAHRA) will meet 11:45 a.m. at Homestead Grill & Taphouse. Scott Brooks with Harvard Risk Management Corp. will discuss identity theft. For more information, contact Sara Williams at (828) 712-3593 or sara.williams@nccommerce.com. Camp registration Registration is now available…

Criminal Charges 5-21-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Jennifer Lynn Valentine, 48, of 10233 Fairway Ridge Ct. in Charlotte was charged May 19 with one count each of first-degree trespassing and larceny. An unknown secured bond was set. Daniel Alan Healy, 49, of 17721 Sedona Way in…

Sheriff’s Office: Trio stole goods from Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties

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Darrell Driver, Christopher Honaker, George Stone JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three Lincoln County men face a total of 15 felony counts after breaking into various locations in Denver and Mecklenburg County, stealing a variety of electronics, equipment and other items earlier this month, deputies said. According to a Lincoln County…

Patriots win again at Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

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American Patriots defeated British Loyalists on the battlefield at Jacob Ramsour’s gristmill on June 20, 1780. Each year, re-enactors visit the site of the battle to share with visitors stories from the fight and trades and skills from the Revolutionary War period. ABOVE: Re-enactors fire their weapons during a demonstration…

Deputies: Man who raped teen on the loose

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man is wanted for raping a teen earlier this year, deputies said. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release Friday afternoon seeking the public’s help in locating Jose Manuel Palafox Vasquez, 25, of 410 South Flint Street. Deputies said the suspect goes…