Home » Archives by category » Local News (Page 8)

Notable News

Share This Post

Notable news for June 19, 2015. The Lincolnton Lions Club is proud to announce the 2015 winners of a $500 scholarship: Lincolnton High School’s Mia Anastasia Anderson, daughter of Revonda Anderson. East Lincoln High School’s Alisha Victoria Rumfelt, daughter of Tina Rumfelt. North Lincoln High School’s Gabrielle Rose Solomita, daughter…

Criminal Charges — 6-19-15

Share This Post

Criminal charges for June 19, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kitiara Leshaun Wright, 22, of 405 North Houser St. in Cherryville was charged June 16 with one count of driving while license revoked. Curtis Nmn Nixon Jr., 49, of 319 Old Bam Rd. in Iron…

Caboose will remain in Lincolnton

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Last February, the City of Lincolnton purchased the real estate that has served as home to the Carolina and North Western Railroad Freight Depot located on Poplar Street. The depot was built around 1929 and was used until the 1960s. Since the 1960s, the structure has…

Around Town — 6-19-15

Share This Post

Around town for June 19, 2015. SATURDAY Meeting The Lincoln County Signing Convention will meet from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Reeps Grove Methodist Church, 7401 Reeps Grove Church Rd. in Vale. Everyone is invited. For more information call 704-276-1529. SUNDAY Church luncheon McKendree United Methodist Church, located at…

Senate budget would cut teacher assistants

Share This Post

ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer If the North Carolina Senate’s budget plan comes to fruition, more teachers throughout the state will be employed at higher salaries, but thousands of teaching assistants will be forced to look for jobs elsewhere. According to The News & Observer, the Senate plan would add 2,000…

Inspired by family, Denver business owner finds niche

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Brian Wittkamp has been involved in racing most of his life. A native of Meriden, Connecticut, Wittkamp developed a passion for cars at an early age. “My father modified cars, did restorations and built drag cars when I was growing up,” Wittkamp said. “He would never…

Carolina Nonwovens moving to Maiden

Share This Post

ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For the second time in three months, a Lincolnton textile company has announced it will shut its door on operations in Lincoln County. But unlike Mohican Mills, which shut down permanently, none of the 27 employees at Carolina Nonwovens will be forced to find new work.…

Nonprofits find strength in numbers

Share This Post

ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Terry Laney has not served in his position a full year yet, but the executive director of the Lincoln County Habitat for Humanity has already used his experience to make an impact on the county’s nonprofit landscape. After meeting with nonprofit leaders like United Way of…

Around Town — 6-17-15

Share This Post

Around town for June 17, 2015. THURSDAY Senior program Lincoln County Senior Services will present a dementia education program with music therapist Molly Waldrup from 9:30-11 a.m. at 514 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton. Call (704) 732-9053 to register.  …

Criminal Charges — 6-17-15

Share This Post

Criminal charges for June 17, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher C. Culbertson, 22, of 125 Davis St. in Lincolnton was charged June 12 with one count of failure to appear and two counts of probation violation. A $500 secured bond was set. Shawn A.…