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Obituaries — 12-14-12

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Judy Dellinger Owens Judy Dellinger Owens, 66, of Cherryville died December 12, 2012. Visitation will be this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held December 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church. The body will be placed in…

New leaders, counsel for school board

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Along with three new members of the Lincoln County Board of Education being sworn in this week, the board faces a change in leadership and legal counsel. Candy Burgin will now serve as the board’s chair, with newcomer Mark Mullen as her Vice-Chair, following unanimous votes…

Search on for missing Crouse woman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are searching for a missing Crouse woman believed to have run away from her residence Saturday night, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Family of Raven Marie Nivens, 20, of 3662 Oakdale Drive, reported her missing on Sunday and thought she may have escaped her…

Deputy due in court for DWI charge

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy is due in a Gaston County courtroom today for allegedly driving drunk and crashing his motorcycle along an area roadway in October, sending him to the hospital. It will be Deputy Matt Hovis’s first appearance on the DWI charge, according to…

Anti-abuse coalition hosting fundraiser

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly a quarter of the children who entered the doors of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse’s Child Advocacy Center this year were residents of the county’s eastern end, Executive Director Sherry Reinhardt told the Times-News on Thursday. Reinhardt praised the organization’s notable-sized support system…

Nutcracker production returns to Lincolnton

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Visions of sugar plums aren’t just dancing in the heads of Lincoln County children on the night of Christmas Eve this year, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, Clara and the rest of “The Nutcracker” dancers come together for a performance in Lincolnton this…

Division of Workforce Solutions weekly job listings — 12-14-12

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Deputy Clerk (Job #010162181) Need a skilled person that will be asked to file all court documents, civil, criminal, special proceedings and child support. Along with filing duties, the clerk will be asked to assist in child support and cashiering. Must be a Lincoln County resident. Be a team player…

Our View: Incident involving DSS raises concerns

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Criminal charges against a former Lincoln County Department of Social Services unit supervisor reported this week should give rise to serious concerns about the county’s preventative and responsive policies, in light of the need to serve the public, ensure that county employees do not encounter a…

Around Town — 12-14-12

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FRIDAY Senior Christmas party The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a free Senior White Christmas Party at 11 a.m. The party will include a light lunch, door prizes and a showing of the movie White Christmas. For more information, call (704) 922-2170. High school…

Criminal charges — 12-14-12

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The Lincoln County sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Glenda Sue Hudson, 36, of 1938 Peeler Rd. in Vale was charged Dec. 7 with two counts of failure to appear and one count of compulsory attendance law violation. No bond was set. Jerrial Keith Foster, 34, of 227 Green Meadows…