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Apple Queen crowned

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North Lincoln student Abby Jane Hord takes title ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County is celebrating the reign of a new Apple Queen. Abby Jane Hord, a rising senior at North Lincoln High School, was crowned Lincoln County Apple Queen, a title which holds a $3,000 scholarship to further her…

Study says constructing new county offices could cost $38M

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer More information was recently released from the county regarding a 2009 study to construct a new facility for county offices. In the study conducted by Stewart, Cooper and Newell Architects, the anticipated costs for the construction of a new county facility on a new site was…

County welcomes new Cooperative Extension director

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County’s branch of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension will soon be welcoming a new director. Effective Aug. 1, Thomas L. Dyson will take over for Kevin Starr, the former director who announced his retirement in January after 23 years with the Cooperative Extension. Dyson, his…

Lincolnton police find meth lab

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department discovered a meth lab at 807 South Poplar Street on Thursday. Officers discovered a small, portable meth lab in an outside location on the property. Detectives with the narcotics division of the Lincolnton Police Department were called in to assist the patrol…

Around Town

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TODAY Meeting The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual community/board meeting at 7 p.m. at the fire station. VBS Saint James AME Zion Church at 501 South S Street in Maiden will host vacation bible school from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The theme is Agency D3 Backyard…

Gallery 27 hosts juried competition

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Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James David Land, 33, of 2994 Country Club Road in Lincolnton was charged July 23 with one count probation violation. A $50,000 bond was set. Jeremiah Jamal Adkins, 20, of 958 Cedar Grove Church Road in Vale was charged July 23…

Tip leads to meth charges for trio

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Acting on a confidential tip, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators busted the sixth meth lab of the year on Wednesday. Conducting a knock-and-talk investigation following leads from concerned citizens, investigators knocked on the door of 3057 Chinook Trail in Lincolnton. No one answered the door…

Business makes art easy

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Plentiful sunlight and ample space made the Denver storefront that is the new home to Pleasurable Paints the perfect spot for owner Georgia Mahr. The concept is simple, yet effective — pre-stenciled canvases that allow budding artists from all age ranges to express themselves without feeling…

Highway Patrol recognizes tipsters that led to arrest of hit-and-run suspect

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The North Carolina State Highway Patrol honored three citizens on Thursday afternoon after they went the extra mile to help catch the killer of a woman that lost her life in a hit-and-run accident. First Sgt. Daryl Conley and Lt. Doug Amos were on hand to…

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