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Judy Greene

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  3/16/1945 – 6/23/2012 Judy Ann Taylor Greene, 67, of 221 Saxon Lane, Vale, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 at her residence. She was born on March 16, 1945 in Lincoln County, to the late Mote Jimmy Taylor and Essie Mae Reynolds Taylor.  She was a homemaker. She is…

2 charged in fatal shooting

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Two suspects have been charged in the shooting death of a man found dead in a vehicle in southwestern Catawba County, as well as the attempted murder of a passenger who was also wounded. The deceased, identified as Aaron Ruff, was found behind the wheel of…

Exploring pieces of local history

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Archaeology campers learn as they sift through local artifacts AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Campers enrolled in the Lincoln County Historical Association’s (LCHA) archaeology camp aren’t just playing in the dirt. The archaeologists-in-training are learning a variety of new skills, from using a compass to laying out grids on a dig…

Whooping cough on the rise in N.C.

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Two probable cases of pertussis — also known as “whooping cough” — have been identified in Lincoln County in recent weeks, as state officials warn that reported cases are on the rise in various counties. Teena Leonard, communicable disease program manager for the Lincoln County Health…

Vale college student’s research chosen for new GWU program

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer An area university has selected a Vale resident with a nose for science to be the first to participate in a new research program. “One of the goals of undergraduate research is to foster scholarship that goes beyond the classroom; it can start there, but the…

Deeds office renovations complete

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Following months of renovations, the Lincoln County Register of Deeds Office will be returning to its permanent location in downtown Lincolnton on Tuesday. While the 105-A East Court Square facility has been under construction since November, the county office operated out of a temporary facility at…

Deputies: Flashlight used to halt man resisting arrest

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A deputy recently struck a man with a flashlight during a foot chase after the suspect refused to comply with officers, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Kerry Glen Phinx, 45, of 6433 McIntosh Road in Lowesville, allegedly fled from officers after deputies said they stumbled…

Around Town — 6/22/12

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Radon class Registration is due Friday for the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s radon class, which will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Church breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.…

Criminal Charges — 6/22/12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Timothy Mark Eaker, 47, of 3697 Eaker Rd. in Cherryville was charged June 19 with one count of assault on a female by a male over 18 years of age. No bond was set. James Edward Nantz Sr., 40, of 1016…

Cherryville Post 100 beats Wilmington with walk-off

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TRAVIS DURKEE Special to LTN BOILING SPRINGS — Cherryville Post 100 won its third-straight game  Wednesday night at Gardner-Webb University with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Wilmington Post 10. Cherryville lost three in a row last week before getting wins Sunday against Burke County and Tuesday at Asheville. “We haven’t…