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ELHA to host presentation on Brotherton family

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The East Lincoln Historical Association will host a presentation today on the historical significance of the Brotherton family to Lincoln County at the Mundy House in Denver. According to organizers and county historians, the Brotherton family serves as one of the county’s earliest settlers and relatives…

Westport project spurs debate in public hearing

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Residents of the Westport community came out in force for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners public hearing on a developer’s request to build more homes in the area. Westport Construction Partners is seeking to amend a conditional use planned development district to alter the layout…

Criminal Charges — 8-8-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Victoria Jade Gardner, 20, of 19 Dunn St. in Belmont was charged on August 4 with one count of failure to appear. Jeremy Dale Morgan, 29, of 1822 Grover St. in Gastonia was charged on August 4 with one count each…

Around Town — 8-8-16

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TODAY Meeting The Lincoln County Home Educators will host a meeting at the Charles R. Jonas Library, located at 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. to share information about home schooling and encourage those interested to meet our members and get involved. Meeting The…

Lincolnton caboose set for display in 2017

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A caboose that sat on Poplar Street in Lincolnton will become part of a collection of historic train cars at the Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum in Newton in early 2017. The museum purchased the caboose from Lincolnton for $2,500 in the spring after a…

Alexander Community Concert Series ramps up for season seven

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Alexander Community Concert Series is back for its seventh season, featuring four new musical groups sure to entertain Lincoln County residents and those in the Lake Norman community. The concert series is a nonprofit program sponsored by The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake in…

Pair arrested on meth charges

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office drug detection dog helped deputies arrest two people on felony meth charges on Wednesday. Deputies made a traffic stop on Car Farm Road in Lincolnton near Maiden Highway and found that the driver did not have a license, according to a press release…

Man charged with stealing from employer

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives have charged a Lawndale man, who was released from prison in April, in connection with the theft of a truck, trailer and zero-turn lawn mower from his employer. The theft on Highway 27 West occurred during the early morning hours Tuesday, when the…

Two people arrested on meth charges

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people on felony methamphetamine charges in separate undercover operations. Deputies said both suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday, have been selling meth for several months and bought or sold the drug from various locations in Lincoln County. Jason Lewis Elliott,…

Men arrested in child predator sting

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Staff report Two men were arrested in a sting operation on Friday and charged with trying to meet a minor for sex in Lincolnton. Lincolnton Police Department officers said Carl Randolph Luther, 65, of 1079 Keswick Lane in Clemmons, and David Eugene Chapman, 55, of 1612 West Highway 70-A in…