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Denver residents voice concerns about SHEA Homes development

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Denver residents met for a second time to learn more information regarding the construction of a new 600-acre adult living community near East Lincoln High School on Thursday, and some were skeptical about portions of the plan. SHEA Homes plans to build 1,650 units for an…

Grammy-winning artist coming to Citizens Center

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Concert Association plans to bring four-time Grammy Award-winning musician and entertainer David Holt and his band the Lightning Bolts to the Citizens Center on Saturday. From television to radio to the movie screen — appearing as a musician in 2001’s Oscar-winning film “O,…

Couple charged with attempted prescription fraud

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden couple tried to pass fake prescriptions for two different kinds of narcotics Wednesday night at a Lincolnton pharmacy, deputies said. Amber Elizabeth Henson, 30, and Kristopher Benjamin Henson, 33, entered The Drug Store on East Main Street around 7:30 p.m. and asked a pharmacist…

Employee charged with stealing nearly $1,000 from Denver Auto Zone

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Denver business employee has been charged with embezzling nearly $1,000 in store funds last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Jimmy Trejo, 25, of 5161 Reepsville Road in Vale, took money from the Auto Zone store on N.C. 73 on two separate occasions in…

Criminal Charges — 1-24-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Justice Halin Alwran, 19, of 7823 Morrell Ln. in Denver was charged Jan. 21 with one count of communicating threats. No bond was set. Tony Allen Kelley, 28, of 1280 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 21 with one count…

Narcs nab Denver man with heroin

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Contributed The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says narcotics officers seized over 50 bags of heroin (pictured above) after stopping Nicholas Moore on Highway 16 on Tuesday. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County man is accused of possessing more than 50 bags of heroin inside his vehicle Tuesday night,…

Around Town — 1-24-14

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TODAY Senior event The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host an Open Mic Night at 6 p.m. for seniors 55 and up. For more information, call (704) 922-2170. Kidz Klub Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host a Kidz Klub event…

Obituaries — 1-24-14

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Loyd Clinton Ayers Mr. Loyd Clinton Ayers, age 80, of 3269 Pine Tree Street in Lincolnton, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. His funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. today at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church in Lincolnton with Pastor Jon Mann and Rev. Ron Haithcock officiating. Burial will be…

Vendors combat human trafficking

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Local vendors will be raising money this weekend in Denver to promote awareness and end human trafficking both locally and globally. January is also Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to justice.gov, The United States Department of Justice defines human trafficking as “the act of compelling or…

County Extension’s Pie Day a hit

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