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Criminal Charges— 6-23-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Andy Allen Clinton, 25, of 6601 George Hildebran in Hickory was charged June 12 with one count each of resisting/delaying/obstructing a public officer and parole violation. A $5,000 bond was set. Charles Thomas Alexander, 36, of 109 Holden Dr. in Earl…

Around Town— 6-23-17

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SATURDAY Breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton,  will host a country breakfast,  from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Take out is available. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. Concert Lowesville Gospel Concert will feature Southern Raised from Branson, Mo. and Bruce Hedrick from Mooresville…

Lincolnton man charged with sexual assault of children

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with sexually assaulting two children. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Rey David Blanco-Palmar, 34, of Kanewood Trail, admitted to sexually assaulting a boy and a girl, ages 5 and 11, between October 2009 and August 2014.…

World War II veteran Jim Moore dies

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincolnton lost another one of its greatest generation on June 14. James “Jim” Moore, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 during World War II, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. Moore signed up for service when he was 19 with his close…

Apprenticeship will end with employment for three students

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Three Lincoln County Schools students made it into the Catawba Valley Community College Apprenticeship Program this year — Mark Ward, a rising senior at West Lincoln High School, Frank Hatchett, who graduated this June from Lincolnton High School, and Dakota Cooper, who graduated from North…

Chamber president Ken Kindley announces retirement

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer For the first time in over three decades, the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will be accepting applications in search of a new president. Ken Kindley announced last week that he will be retiring from his position at the helm of the organization at the end…

Pair charged with growing pot

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged two Vale residents with growing marijuana. Dustin Paige Reinhardt, 32, and Cassie Jade Hartsoe, 30, both of 7304 Hallman Mill Road, were arrested on Tuesday after narcotics detectives followed up on a tip they receives from Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crime Stoppers, according…

Around Town— 6-21-17

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THURSDAY Cooking Gaston County Senior Center, located at 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Dallas NC, is hosting a cooking demo at 6 p.m. For more information call 704-922-2165…

Criminal Charges— 6-21-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Andy Allen Clinton, 25, of 6601 George Hildebran in Hickory was charged June 12 with one count each of resisting/delaying/obstructing a public officer and parole violation. A $5,000 bond was set. Charles Thomas Alexander, 36, of 109 Holden Dr. in Earl…

Commissioner Carrol Mitchem announces campaign for sheriff

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Longtime Lincoln County Commissioner Carrol Mitchem has announced his intent to run for Lincoln County sheriff in 2018. Mitchem filed paperwork with the Lincoln County Board of Elections on Tuesday morning that will allow him to accept donations during his campaign for office. “I can’t put…

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