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Solar farm on agenda for commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Commissioners will meet tonight to determine the fate of a contentious 36-acre solar farm proposed for Webbs Road in Denver that has drawn the ire of residents of the neighboring SailView residential community. Last Monday, the Planning Board voted 4-4 not to recommend county…

Gay-Straight Alliance club raises eyebrows at WLHS

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Controversy spread through the halls of West Lincoln High School last week due to the recent formation of a new school club. West Lincoln high school students and parents expressed their concern over a Gay-Straight Alliance club starting at the school in conversations with administration and…

Calendar — 12/16/13

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m.: Today No games scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 17 Basketball Highland Tech at Lincoln Charter…

Cat Square Parade brings in Christmas season

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‘Copper’ the fire dog retiring from the force

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Firefighters at Lincolnton Fire Department will miss Copper’s mischievous behavior around the station, including eating off their plates while they’re out fighting fires or responding to other emergency calls around town. But due to his old age and lack of agency funding, Fire Chief Mitch Burgin…

Board of Education member Bob Silver named All-State

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Board of Education member Bob Silver has been named to the honorary All-State School Board by the North Carolina School Boards Association. Silver was recognized during the Awards Ceremony of the Association’s 44th Annual Conference for Board Member Development on Nov. 19. According to…

Man’s humanitarian work takes him to Philippines

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Priscilla and Howard Wise of Lincolnton haven’t seen their son since last Christmas and, if they are lucky, they get to talk to him a couple of times a year. Aaron Wise, 31, who grew up in Lincolnton and attended Lincolnton High School for two years,…

Event benefits local needy children

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two local couples united earlier this month in a holiday effort meant to touch the lives of Lincoln County children. Named “Santa’s Sac,” the first effort took place Dec. 7 at the Lincoln Country Club. During the event, co-founders Scott and Jackie Chapman and Chad and…

50th Anniversary

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Flay “Tip” Clifton Scronce and Jean Simmons Scronce of Vale were married December 1, 1963 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on December 1, 2013 at the home of Michael and Crissy Scronce.Their children are Flay “Chad” Clifton Scronce Jr. of Vale; Amy…

Local middle school student wins big at horse show

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Local middle school student Cody Beam won four classes during the Appaloosa Registered Show and Youth Show this October. Beam also placed in several other categories over the two-day competition. More than 1,200 participants competed at the North Carolina Fair Horse Complex in Raleigh. According to…