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Deputies: Domestic disturbance leads to drug arrests

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Mooresville couple was placed under arrest on drug charges following a domestic disturbance at the Rock Springs Campground on Monday. Holli Heather Hawkins, 30, and Bobby Ray Williams, Jr., 35, both of 131 Chuckwood Road in Mooresville, were approached by Lincoln County Sheriff’s officers following…

Police rounding up drug suspects

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department took to the streets bright and early on Wednesday for Operation Summertime Sweep. The drug round up was the result of over nine months of investigation on the part of Lincolnton Police Department narcotics investigators Detective Dwayne McAllister and Detective Dennis Harris,…

Rescuers find drowning victim’s body in Lake Norman

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Staff report Rescuers have recovered the body of a 36-year-old Lincolnton woman who drowned in Lake Norman at a Denver residence on Tuesday. The body of Elisabeth Anna Burford, 36, of 214 Rock Ola Lane in Lincolnton, was located at 6:40 p.m. by divers several feet from the pier where…

Deputies arrest two on separate drug offenses

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators recently made two drug busts, and utilized surveillance and a national database that tracks methamphetamine precursors to take cocaine and methamphetamine off of Lincoln County streets. Deputies tracked Christopher Lee Sisk, 37, of 1119 Safeway Drive in Gastonia, on the…

Deputies: Lincolnton man arrested after buying cocaine

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested Dershae Mylantus Blackburn, 24, of 339 Car Farm Road, Apt 1, in Lincolnton and charged him with possessing a quarter ounce of cocaine. A tip from a confidential informant indicated that Blackburn was meeting with a supplier buy drugs,…

Gastonia man charged with 2007 sexual assault

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Gastonia man was arrested on Friday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Lincoln County in 2007. Detective Kelly Paris called in Jonathan Ray Campbell, 23, for questioning after being contacted by the Pottsdam, New York police department…

LHS football coach/AD announces retirement

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Scott Cloninger has done nearly everything a high school football coach can do in 14 years of coaching. The second-winningest coach in Lincolnton High history has one season left to add to his resume. Cloninger, who’s been the Wolves’ head coach since 2000, officially announced…

Arrest made in B&E case

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers arrested Barney Sherlock, 45, of 1242 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, South Carolina after he allegedly pushed his way into a 90 year old woman’s home this month. Sherlock claimed to have been working on nearby power lines and gained entry into the…

Police Department asking for the public’s help

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Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying three persons suspected of shoplifting from the CVS Pharmacy at 1403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. The first incident occurred on April 14 and involves a white male with a tattoo on his neck and a white female. They…

Inmate injured after jumping from second-floor walkway

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office reported that Crystal Jones Hubbard, 34, of 1841 Ellick Drive, Newton, was seriously injured around 2:15 p.m. on Sunday after intentionally jumping over a second-floor railing at the county detention center. According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, Hubbard complained of…