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Around Town — 12-19-14

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FRIDAY Poetry open mic Poetry Lincolnton will host a free open mic at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. SUNDAY Christmas cantata Pisgah United Methodist Church, at 2582 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, will host a Christmas Cantata at 10:30 a.m. Christmas concert Caleb’s…

Criminal Charges — 12-19-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Daron Quashawn Wright, 21, of 1122 East Lincoln St. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 16 with one count of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Christopher Wayne Nance, 25, of 3161 June Bug Rd. in Vale was charged…

Asbury project extended

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Education unanimously approved an eight-week extension to the timeline for constructing the new Asbury Alternative School during a special called meeting on Thursday. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Matthew Stover also shared with board members that the project is still over-budget by $8,249, even with the…

Business Spotlight: Silverpoint Homes

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For more than two decades, Mark Weaver has immersed himself in the modular home industry. A Lincoln County native, he serves as Silverpoint Homes of North Carolina’s general manager and co-owner. “The company started in West Virginia by Larry Stover in 1997,” Weaver said. “Larry saw…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 12-19-14

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or…

Deputies: Man shot into home

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Staff report A 19-year old Denver man has been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling on King Wilkinson Road. Deputies responded to a residence in the 5500 block of King Wilkinson Road on Tuesday morning after the homeowner awoke and discovered that bullets had been fired through the front…

City Manager: Improper raise an oversight

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton city manager Jeff Emory approved a 1 percent cost-of-living raise for himself and all other city employees in May. In December, City Council members told him he had to give his back. Emory, the city’s top administrator, is employed by a contract that is approved…

The Tale of Maryvale: More than a day care

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Sisters share faith, arts, academics with local kids PHIL PERRY Staff Writer There is a warmth that you can’t deny when visiting Maryvale Day Care School in Vale. From the moment that you enter the facility, you get the feeling that the staff members take their job very seriously but…

Woman charged with stealing ADA’s wallet at courthouse

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Staff report A Rowan County woman is accused of stealing an assistant district attorney’s wallet while she was awaiting trial at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Wednesday. Jessica Jean Yeckley, 32, of 1580 Amity Hill Road in Cleveland, was at the courthouse to face trial on a misdemeanor charge of…

Fire department’s ‘ELF Project’ helps make Christmas brighter

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For the fifth year in a row, the East Lincoln Fire Department has held its annual “ELF Project” fundraiser to assist needy children in Lincoln County during the holidays. The project, held Tuesday, involved both St. James Elementary and Catawba Springs Elementary students. The recipients are…

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