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Hilton Homeplace event to include Lincolnton potter

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A family whose tradition spans six generations — dating back to the early 1800s — who helped shake things up in the Catawba Valley pottery scene, will be coming together for their ninth Hilton Homeplace pottery sale this weekend. The sale will feature various regional potters…

Cyclists to support Y-readers program

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer To help bring a YMCA literacy program — Y Readers — back to Lincoln County next summer, Sally’s YMCA in Denver will be hosting Riding for Readers this weekend in hopes of raising money for the Community Support Campaign and for first- and second-graders to improve…

Around Town — 10-12-12

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FRIDAY Consignment sale St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a consignment sale 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. SATURDAY Community sale Bess Chapel Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a community sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with crafts, home business items and…

Local crime briefs — 10-12-12

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Man sentenced in federal tax fraud A Lincolnton man is set to spend at least the next three years behind bars for income tax fraud from 2010 to 2011, the United States District Attorney’s Office in the state’s western district said in a recent department press release. A federal judge…

Criminal charges — 10-12-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kevin Andrew Smith, 28, of 4504 Rippling Cove Ct. in Denver was charged Oct. 8 with one count of driving while impaired. No bond was set. Logan Gene Long, 21, of 620 S. Government St. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 8…

Friends welcome gifted young singer

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist A Sunday evening concert by one of our own is an event worth talking about. The very talented young Markus Beam may have sung his way across Europe but Sunday he was at home with family and friends. And they let him know it by the…

Obituaries — 10-12-12

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Joe Lake Collins GASTONIA — Joe Lake Collins, 61, of Gastonia died peacefully Tuesday morning October 9, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center with his loving fiancée, Denise Carpenter by his side.  Joe was born in Augusta, Ga. on February 22, 1951, he was the eldest son of George Elwyn Collins…

Lincolnton man gets 3 years for federal tax fraud

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man is set to spend at least the next three years behind bars for income tax fraud from 2010 to 2011, the United States District Attorney’s Office in the state’s Western District said in a recent department press release. A federal judge sentenced Arileyda…

Search on in fake check scam

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are on the hunt for a man they said used fake checks to buy a gift card at an eastern Lincoln County business in April. Store surveillance at the Lowe’s Home Improvement in Denver recorded the culprit trying to purchase a $300 gift card with…

Bumgarner’s last-minute goal lifts Rebels over Mustangs 1-0

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor DENVER — The West Lincoln Rebels varsity soccer team made school history with their first-ever win over the East Lincoln Mustangs earlier in the season. The Rebels (5-5-1, 3-4 Southern Piedmont Conference) repeated that task on Monday, sweeping the regular-season series with the Mustangs, with a…