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Obits 9-19-12

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Herman A. Nixon Mr. Herman A. Nixon, age 71, of 1618 St. James Church Road, Denver entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, Lincolnton. He was born on April 7, 1941 in Lincoln County the third of four children to the late McLaurin Nixon and…

Rainy days in Lincolnton

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Criminal charges — 9-19-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Terry Lee Smith, 45, of 1555 Sandy Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Sept. 15 with two counts of failure to appear and one count of simple assault and battery or affray. A $5,000 bond was set. Jeremiah Glen Anderson, 26, of…

Reader’s Forum — 9-19-12

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Thanks for making Apple Festival happen Another year has come and gone and all who enjoyed the Apple Festival, including myself, owe a big thank you to all those people involved in the planning and then putting the plan into action on Apple Festival Saturday. This is a tremendous undertaking…

Looking at the wrong numbers on jobs

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor According to the official numbers, things are slightly better in Lincoln County today than they were just three years ago. But it doesn’t feel that way. The official unemployment rate for Lincoln County is 10.48 percent. That isn’t an acceptable level, but it’s much better than…

Around Town — 9-19-12

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WEDNESDAY Homecoming parade West Lincoln High School will hold its annual homecoming parade 5:30 p.m. from Cat Square Road to Zur Leonard Road to Bill Sain Road. THURSDAY Diabetes discussion CMC-Lincoln will host another “Thursday’s Treats” session on diabetes prevention 3 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of Lincoln Medical Plaza,…

Are you at risk for having falls?

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MARY ELKO Health Matters Falls are the leading cause of injury death for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: One-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 15 seconds, an…

Business Briefs — 9/17/12

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Employment Staffing relocates office Employment Staffing, previously located on Vandiver Drive in Lincolnton, moved last month to 1216 N. Flint St., at the corner of Flint Street and Aspen Street in Lincolnton. Manager Kelly Hardee told the Times-News that the new, larger facility will allow the office to accommodate more…

Two men facing charges in separate break-ins

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Gaston County man and western Lincoln County man were jailed last week for stealing from two area properties in separate instances since August, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Douglas Wayne Cobb, 45, of 100 Pruett Road in Cherryville, on Wednesday with stealing…

Gaston man charged in sexual assault on local teen

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives jailed a Gaston County man Tuesday under a $100,000 bond for accusations he sexually assaulted an area teen earlier this summer, the Sheriff’s Office said. Cedrick Marquice Delon Wilson, 20, of 9120 Butterfly Court in Gastonia, inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl over…