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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…

Both presidential campaigns are lying

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Here’s a prescription for anyone digesting this year’s presidential campaign advertising: Take it with a grain of salt and a healthy dose of skepticism. Most national polls of likely voters show that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are running a close contest for the White House.…

Some old days worth remembering

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I’m getting a few comments on my columns. Just last week someone said they enjoy the columns because I write about the old days. What else would I write about? That’s all I know. I can’t explain why, but as the years add up those days…

Obits 8-10-12

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Ruth Hoyle Black Ruth Hoyle Black, age 74, of 2232 Union Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.…

Teams hold first scrimmages

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Football teams see action against opponents for first time of season MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincolnton, West Lincoln and North Lincoln football teams all participated in their first scrimmages of the season on Wednesday, and all came out with mixed results. The head coaches from all three team noted…