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Deputies: Denver man admits to shooting ex-girlfriend in the face

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Staff report A Denver man is facing an attempted first degree murder charge after he allegedly shot a woman in the face Tuesday night. David Wayne Conn, 48, is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend at his home at 5635 King Wilkinson Road in Denver. He is being held without bond.…

Pastors take a stand against racism, hate

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Area clergy took a stand in downtown Lincolnton on Tuesday morning, taking care to name what they were standing against – hate, violence, racism in all its forms, neo-Nazis, white supremacy and the Ku Klux Klan. “Hate has no home here,” Donald Stroud, a retired…

LCAS to participate in ‘Clear the Shelters’ event

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County Animal Services will be waiving all adoption fees on Saturday for the third annual nationwide “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption drive. Clear the Shelters, started by NBC Universal in 2015, is a project where NBC and Telemundo stations team up with animal shelters across…

Chamber working to expand Vale Post Office

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has been working recently to obtain permission to either relocate the Vale Post Office or expand its existing location. There are a number of different committees within the local chamber that are dedicated to improving the quality of life and…

Deputies make arrest in convenience store robbery, one suspect at-large

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Hickory man in connection with a robbery on Monday at an Iron Station convenience store. Deputies said in a press release that Tyrone Matthew Rozzell, 46, was charged with one felony count of common law robbery in the case. He…

Around Town— 8-16-17

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THURSDAY Meeting Lincoln Quilters will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the extension kitchen at James W. Warren Citizen Center, located on West Main St. in Lincolnton. Elsie Oakes will present the program on small and miniature quilts. Meeting The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a Young Democrats organizational meeting…

Deputies investigating convenience store robbery

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detective are investigating a strong-armed robbery on Monday at Jerry’s One Stop on Highway 27 in Iron Station. Detectives said two black males entered the store at around 8 a.m. and one man pretended to be making a small purchase. When the clerk opened…

Firefighter back on the job after injury nearly derailed career

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincolnton Fire Department Capt. Joe Fletcher’s father, James “Louis” Fletcher, has been a volunteer firefighter at the Boger City station since 1979 and, before then, he was a volunteer with a Yadkin County department. “I grew up in the fire service,” Joe Fletcher said. “I…

Rock Springs Camp Meeting continues to bring family, friends together

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Another year has gone down in the record books of the Rock Springs Camp Meeting. Although Terry Brotherton insists that he’s not keeping track of the happenings each year, after the work he put into his two volume series on the campground, entitled “Rock Spring…

Some restaurants hope to take advantage of ‘brunch bill’

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners have each adopted a “brunch bill” ordinance in the past two weeks to permit the sale of alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The city council voted 3-1 in favor of the change two…

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