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The wild, blue yonder

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(Above) Planes of all shapes and sizes, as well as pilots and flying enthusiasts were on hand Saturday for the Fly-In open house held Saturday at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport. Rides, raffles, music and refreshments were just part of the excitement. All were part of a program in which…

Rapidly changing face of Lincoln County to be discussed

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Throughout the years, the face of Lincoln County’s landscape has drastically changed. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, a local organization the Lincoln Natural Resource Committee will be hosting a presentation that aims to tell how, and why these changes are occurring in the region; primarily concerning land cover,…

Same suspect sought in two armed attacks

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Police believe a man who allegedly held up several people in September is also responsible for two recent attempted armed robberies. The incidents happened Thursday and Friday nights in Lincolnton. The first occurred at approximately 9 p.m. when a man entered a home on Salem Church Road. The resident, a…

More than 100 participate in walkathon

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More than 100 Lincoln County residents of all ages and backgrounds met at Betty G. Ross Park on Saturday morning, ready to get their legs moving. They were there for WalkAmerica, part of a program held annually by the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization that works to end birth…

Carolina Classic marching band event real fun(d) raiser

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Marching bands from all over the region converged on East Lincoln High School Saturday to participate in the famous “Carolina Classic.” The event is put on by the East Lincoln High School band students, parents and volunteers, and is their second largest fund-raiser of the year. “We have some of…

Look at Lincoln

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Scam alert issued

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A woman claiming to be taking contributions for charities is believed to be conning people out of their money in Lincolnton. The Lincolnton Police Department is working several fraud cases involving a white female going door-to-door collecting money. The woman usually tells the victims she is working for the Red…

Annual chamber banquet shaping up to be huge gala

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In less than a week, business leaders across Lincoln County will gather for the annual Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce banquet at the James Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. According to Chamber president Ken Kindley, sponsorship for the event…

Intoxicated student incidents termed unrelated

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For the second time in less than a month, a Lincoln County student had to be taken to the hospital after reportedly coming to school drunk. But while it’s unusual for the two incidents to have happened in such a short period of time, officials maintain that they are isolated…

Election yawner expected —
Turnout predicted to be low

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Election Day in Lincolnton is expected to be quiet this year, with incumbent candidates running unopposed in the only three races on the ballot. Board of Elections Director Judy Caudill expects few of the city’s 5,666 registered voters to turn out for the election. Only five absentee ballots have been…