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Lincoln Storekeeper honored

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Gail Kraig Beal followed policies, she treated people as she wanted to be treated, and she has succeeded for it. The North Carolina Association of Convenience Stores names her 2004 Store Manager of the Year. Her company, Avery Companies, nominated her. She won over 3,684 other entries. “To think that…

Voters talk jobs, taxes, growth

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With the primary election less than one week away, Lincoln County voters are weighing in on the issues. Jobs, taxes and growth are hot topics among a number of voters. Some also mentioned education and supporting community colleges as priorities. Locally, only a Republican primary will be held for the…

Light voter turnout forecast for elections

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Campaign signs clutter the sides of the road, candidates are busy making last minute appearances and the Board of Elections office is buzzing. Primary elections are less than one week away. On Tuesday, Lincoln County voters will decide who they want to run for office in the November general elections.…

JROTC holds leadership camp

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Ambitious students in West Lincoln High School’s JROTC have already started preparing for the next school year. “It’s a lot of what they did in one year shoved into one week,” said Lt. Cmdr Karl Jordan. Students involved in the high school’s program began a week long Leadership Camp on…

Masked-man wanted for armed robbery in Crouse

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a Crouse convenience store that occurred Friday night. The robbery happened at Crouse Mini Mart, 2863 W. N.C. 150, according to a report from Lt. Ronnie Matthews, Detective Lester White and Detective Tim Johnson. A clerk there told authorities…

Arrest made in multiple car thefts

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A Cherryville man was arrested last week on charges stemming from motor vehicle thefts here and in other jurisdictions. Jonathan Stephen Price, 22, of 1409 E. Church St. in Cherryville was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle by Lincolnton Police. Police say Price allegedly test drove 1998 Jeep Grand…

Look at Lincoln

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The family of Brenda and Harvey Auton of Lincolnton were winners in WBTV’s “Weather in your Neighborhood” contest. Meteorologist Al Conklin broadcast the weather from a party in the Auton’s backyard on June 24. The event was catered by Sagebrush Steakhouse and Bruster’s Ice Cream. Contributed Photo…

Around Town 7/12/2004

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GOSPEL EXPLOSION The Greater Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church will present a gospel explosion at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jim Warren Citizens Center. The cost is $10 and doors open at 3:30. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets can be obtained from church members. A special gift will…

Boger City firefighters test skills in practice burn

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Volunteer firefighters from Boger City battled a blaze in an abandoned house on Friday night. After putting out the fire, the firefighters put hay in the building and started a new one as part of a training exercise. “This is not something they get to do everyday,” said Kevin Newell,…

Art draws attention to bad curve

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Rachel Watkins, an artist, stands beside the protest signs she put up in her yard. She hopes the signs and art of mannequins covered in paint will encourage the Department of Transportation to do something about a traffic problem. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo People speeding down N.C. 18 may…