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Local author to sign new book, suggesting French royal fled to N.C.

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A new book suggesting that the son of French monarchs Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, escaped the French Revolution and possibly fled to Lincoln County will be launched at a kick-off event, 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, at the Cultural Center. The story focuses…

County’s new rental property rule will have to be scrapped

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   It appears that attempts by the county to regulate vacation rental homes have hit a legal obstacle. Proposed standards for transient rental properties that were drafted by Lincoln County Planning Department staff received a red flag from County Attorney Wesley Deaton. The issue was…

New LHS band director taking charge

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  Former ELHS trumpet player returns to Lincoln County AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   He’s 24, just received his master’s degree from the University of Connecticut and has been playing in school bands since he was in seventh grade. Now, he can also add Lincolnton High band director to his…

N.C. Division of Workforce Solution Job Listings

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  Team Member (Job #010127425) Provide legendary customer service with product knowledge, positive attitude, integrity and high energy. Retail experience and/or farming, ranching, equine or welding knowledge is strongly preferred. Forklift experience a plus. Employer will be interviewing in the Lincolnton employment office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on…

Criminal Charges 7-20-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Roni Renee Hutcherson, 42, of 8029 Hagers Ferry Rd. in Denver was charged July 16 with two counts of worthless check. No bond was set. Cathy Lynn Bright, 56, of 9404 Pinewood Ave. in Charlotte was charged July 16 with…

Deputies: Suspects sold marijuana to undercover officers

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators rooted out at least two more alleged drug offenders this week in two separate busts and plan to execute more arrests in the near future. On Wednesday, officers apprehended James William Edwards Jr., 26, of 340 John Logan…

Local pastor discusses denomination’s new same-sex blessing rite

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Gay marriage has been a hot topic the last few years in various political and social circles across the country including the Christian church. One local pastor, the Rev. Miles Smith of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton, spoke with the Times-News earlier this…

Obits 7-20-12

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Dr. Jack Clayton Robinson Dr. Jack Clayton Robinson passed away peacefully at home on July 18, 2012 surrounded by family.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and caring friend to many. He lived his life with dignity and kindness and will be missed by all who knew…

Curtis wins second primary

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  SARAH LOWERY and FRANK TAYLOR Lincoln Times-News staff   Denver eye doctor Dr. David Curtis rode a swell of Lincoln County support in Tuesday’s second primary to an easy victory in his bid for the N.C. Senate District 44 Republican nomination over Sen. Chris Carney of Mooresville. The newly…

LHS slated for major repairs to track facility

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincolnton High School appears likely to get extensive repairs to its track that could bring an end to busing athletes to other schools. Lincoln County Board of Education members took action to approve a bid on track repairs during a committee meeting on Monday.…