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Schedule — 8/9/13

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H.S. football scrimmages Saturday, Aug. 10 Hunter Huss at N. Lincoln, 9:30 a.m. Lincoln in FCA Kickoff Jamboree at Wingate University, 10 a.m. Lincoln County Jamboree at Lincolnton High, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 W. Lincoln at N. Gaston, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 E. Rowan at N. Lincoln, 6…

County officials in final negotiations with new manager

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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 contract,…

One of two men busted in meth lab operation jailed second time this summer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden man is behind bars for the second time in two months for making methamphetamine after narcotics investigators located both lab remnants and precursors inside a Lincolnton residence Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested James Christopher Coleman, 42, of Bob Cook Road, and Brandon…

Knox, Spivey Wedding

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Brittany Anne Knox and Peyton David Spivey were married June 15, 2013 in Cary. Reverend Joel Murr officiated at the ceremony. The couple was married outside on the patio at 5 p.m. at MacGregor Downs Country Club in front of 200 guests. The bride wore a lace and tulle Pronovias…

Machado, Costner Wedding

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Loren Michelle Machado and Princeton Bruce Costner were united in marriage on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Charlotte at the Alexander Homestead Venue. Loren is the daughter of Dave and Robin Machado of Lincolnton. Grandparents are Mrs. Rose Story and the late Mr. Harold Story, and also the late Mrs.…

Camp meeting caters to youth

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Organizers plan activities, games to keep kids engaged JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver residents Sunny Reeves and Julie Smith have been attending the Rock Springs Methodist Camp Meeting since birth. Now they both frequent the annual two-week spiritual revival with their husbands and children, hoping to make the experience as…

County gets update on impact from floods

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was briefed Monday evening by Interim County Manager Martha Lide on the impact of the recent flooding disaster in the area. An estimated 9 to 12 inches of rain fell the weekend of July 27 and 28, resulting in multiple…

Plans for new Dunkin’ Donuts, shooting range moving ahead

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Both a proposed indoor shooting range and a new Dunkin’ Donuts in eastern Lincoln County received unanimous support Monday night from the Planning Board, which will now bring its recommendation on the zoning cases before the Board of Commissioners at its next meeting. While there were…

East Lincoln Christian Ministry celebrates 30 years

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer East Lincoln Christian Ministry recently celebrated three decades of service to Lincoln County. President Laura Moore said the nonprofit organization, always bustling with activity throughout the year and currently assisting 300 families a month, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special community Family Fun Day in…

McHenry meets with friendly crowd

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor “Elections have consequences.” Rep. Patrick McHenry made that statement at both the beginning and end of a town hall meeting in Lincolnton on Monday, during which he fielded questions from citizens from North Carolina’s 10th District about issues ranging from jobs and the economy to the…