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Our View: Budget proposal is Perdue’s latest error

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Gov. Bev Perdue is calling for a more than $1 billion increase in state spending this year. She’s also not seeking re-election, so she won’t have to face the voters on this proposal. On the other hand, she’s well aware that it’s dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.…

Criminal charges — 5-14-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Johnny Ray Izard Jr., 19, of 4160 Kent St. in Maiden was charged May 9 with one count of simple assault. No bond was set. Angela Joann Stiles, 39, of 8572 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton was charged May 9 with one…

Around Town — 5-14-12

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Physical therapy CMC-Lincoln will host a physical therapy class 6 p.m. Tuesday in Oak I & II classrooms of the Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information or to register, call (980) 212-6055. Planning Board Lincolnton Planning Board will meet 4 p.m. Tuesday in City Council Chambers.…

Deputies: Drug raid seizes pot, cash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Sheriff’s narcotics investigators seized more than 700 grams of marijuana from a Lincolnton man’s home late last week. William Allan Beaver, 24, of 1314 Highland Bluff Court in north-central Lincoln County, was charged Thursday with one felony count each of possession with the intent to sell…

City Council set to wrestle with budget

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City manager: ‘No choice but some type of tax increase’ SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council will conduct its second work session in recent weeks on City Manager Jeff Emory’s proposed 2012-2013 budget tonight. Most recently, Emory presented an “official budget message” to council members during their regular…

2nd suspect takes plea in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ spree

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Georgia woman will now follow her boyfriend to prison this month after she pleaded guilty just days after him in a Catawba County courtroom for her involvement in a crime spree and police chase last year in Sherrills Ford. A judge sentenced Diana Michelle Dayton,…

Semi overturns on US 321

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two people were transported to an area hospital after their tractor trailer overturned Saturday morning on U.S. 321 in Lincoln County. According to Lincolnton Fire Chief Mike Lee, the single-vehicle crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes near mile marker 21. Fire officials said…

Picking berries

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Sheriff: Sign thieves may be selling metal

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of thefts across the county since the end of last year in which more than 100 street signs have been stolen. Sheriff David Carpenter told the Times-News Friday that since December, at least 150 county signs have been stolen…

Mother-daughter tea party

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