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Around Town 7/26/2004

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EAST LINCOLN HOME EDUCATORS MEETING An organizational meeting for the East Lincoln Home Educators will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beth Haven Baptist Church. Families interested in learning more about home schooling, as well as our local support group are welcome to attend. For more information call 704-483-6524.…

150 packages shipped to troops

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Soldiers with the Charlie Battery of the National Guard shouldn’t lack supplies. Members of the American Legion and the National Guard have been accepting donations of goods and money to make sure the Lincoln County reservists know people at home care. “I received two packages when I was in Vietnam,”…

Students warm up at band camp

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West students spend week at WCU campus Being at band camp means practicing music from dawn to dusk no matter how hot it is or how tired students get. “By the end of band camp you’re wishing that you didn’t do it,’ said Lee Waldroup, a sophomore. “Then at the…

Second arrest made in thefts

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A Charlotte man has been arrested and charged in connection with a multi-county theft ring centered in Denver. James Thomas Davis, 37, of 2711 Fairstone Avenue in Charlotte is charged with three counts felony possession of stolen goods, according to detectives Tim Johnson and Lee Keller with the Lincoln County…

Back-to-school shoppers swarm area stores

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In the past several weeks, area stores have filled with students and their parents searching for new clothes and school supplies. “It’s a constant struggle,” said Penny Hopper, the mother of three boys. “They want to go for the in style name brands whether they look good or not, and…

Freight train crashes into truck

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CROUSE — A freight train traveling through Crouse Thursday struck one of its company’s own trucks as a crew was working on the tracks. Neither the driver nor the passenger of the truck was injured, officials said. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a crew with CSX was…

Car rams business window

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A car crashed through the front of a downtown business Thursday afternoon after the driver attempted to back out of his parking space and hit the wrong pedal. Police, fire and EMS responded to the Nachamie and Whitley Law Firm building, located at 119 West Courtsquare, at around 3 p.m.…

Craig seeks vote recount

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After unofficially losing the Republican nomination for county commissioner by just 32 votes, Larry Craig has asked for a recount. Craig filed an official recount request with the Board of Elections office Thursday, he said. Craig, one of two incumbents running for re-election, received 1,835 votes, or 15.4 percent. About…

School childcare fees to rise next year

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Parents can expect a fee increase in before and after school care provided by Lincoln County Schools next year. “We have to do something,’ said Steve Zickafoose, assistant superintendent for business affairs. “We either have to raise the fee or discontinue the program at certain locations.” The childcare is available…