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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.…

Disabled teen a watersports competitor

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Spectators watching Eli Hager spin, flip and jump around Lake Norman on his wakeboard or water skis are only seeing half the picture. His story isn’t one many 13 year olds have to tell. The boy, who can be found at the Lake Norman YMCA…

High-speed chase leads to crash

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy crashed into a Forsythe County man’s motorcycle following a vehicular chase down N.C. 16 Sunday night on the county’s eastern end, deputies reported. Around 8 p.m., Sgt. J. Frye spotted 22-year-old Sterling Henry Fiske traveling north down the county…

Lincoln County crime rate low, getting lower

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   With North Carolina crime rates falling to their lowest level in more than three decades last year, Lincoln County posted a dramatic reduction in crime, ahead of several neighboring counties. The North Carolina Department of Justice recently released the 2011 crime rates for each of…

Snack food maker to expand, add 15 jobs

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  SARAH LOWERY   Staff Writer   RW Garcia, a producer of tortilla chips and corn-based snack items, will soon begin work to expand its facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, resulting in the creation of at least 15 new jobs. An incentive grant agreement detailing the expansion received…

13th Anniversary

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Wilbert Riley Mullins and Vicki Sue Moore Mullins are celebrating their 18th year of loving each other and their 13th year of matrimony. Although Vicki and Wil live in California they have bought a homesite in Catawba. The home is designed and the move is ready. Wil and Vicki spend…

Notable news — 7/18/12

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King picked for N.C. Homecoming Queen Chasity Faith King, daughter of Ronnie and Alisha King of Vale, has been selected North Carolina’s Homecoming Queen. She is the West Lincoln High School Homecoming Queen. Chasity will represent the state of North Carolina at the 32nd Annual America’s Homecoming Queen Selection to…

Pa-Paw Patch preschool graduation

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Graduation for the Pa-Paw Patch’s 2012 preschool class took place on May 19 at Plateau United Methodist Church in Vale. Graduates are pictured (left to right): Travis Parker, Cade Bolick, Bryson Sigmon, Cailey Capps, Heidi Heavner, Adrianna Romero and Clintaya Tipps. Image courtesy of…