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Schools review new standards for lunches

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County Child Nutrition Director Byron Sackett assured the Board of Education at its meeting Wednesday night that local schools are ready and “fully compliant” with changes in cafeterias this upcoming school year. In response to new nutritional standards for meal requirements in the…

Documents reveal new details in double homicide

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Additional details surrounding last month’s double homicide in Lincolnton have continued to emerge as the Times-News reviews public documents in the case. Police charged Wilbert Lester Fair, 43, of Cloverleaf Lane in Lincolnton, Aug. 2 with two counts of first-degree murder in the slaying…

Legislators address business leaders

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Annual Chamber luncheon hosts state, federal lawmakers SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer State and national legislators gathered Wednesday at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Legislators Luncheon,” giving those in attendance a chance to hear about the issues straight from the source. U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, N.C. Rep. Jason Saine,…

Deputies searching for scam artist

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are looking for a man who posed as an ADT Security employee in an attempt to scam an eastern Lincoln County woman, the Sheriff’s Office said. The white male, described as being in his 40s or 50s wearing glasses and a blue ADT polo shirt…

Gaston man charged with sex assault on Lincoln teen

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 20-year-old Gaston County man is accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl earlier this summer in Lincoln County, the Clerk of Court’s Office said. Deputies charged Cedrick Marquice Delon Wilson of 9120 Butterfly Court in Gastonia on Tuesday with one count of statutory rape/sex offense…

Lincoln Charter gets top recognition for scores

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   While the 2011-2012 ABCs of Public Education Accountability Report showed some local schools in Lincoln County struggled on the assessment that was released last week, that wasn’t the case for Lincoln Charter School. LCS received the Honor School of Excellence level of recognition for…

New Apple Queen set to be crowned on Saturday

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  SARAH SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The time has come for a new Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen to be crowned, with this year’s pageant taking place 7 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The event is one of many leading up to the annual Apple…

2 charged with growing marijuana on porch

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies arrested a western Lincoln County duo on Tuesday for maintaining a marijuana-growing operation on their back porch, the Sheriff’s Office said. An employee with Rutherford Electric Corporation reported the operation to deputies after he had gone to the suspects’ residence July 24 at…

Police: Man admits cellphone placed in women’s room to view colleague

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police have charged a local retirement home’s nursing assistant with secret peeping after the man used his cellphone to record people inside an employee restroom, investigators said. Rainielle “Ray” Paul Tadeja, 21, of 1278 Billess Court in Lincolnton, worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant…

Around Town — 8-10-12

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Yard sale Hinton Memorial United Methodist Church, 830 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale 6 a.m. Saturday followed by a hot dog and fish sale 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date will be Aug. 18. Yard sale The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy…