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Eurey crowned

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School Board votes to move on Asbury renovation

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education voted to move forward with renovations to Asbury Alternative School and honored two local schools for their literary accomplishments at the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday night. Board of Education members unanimously voted to approve the use of R.J. Leeper…

Rotary auction set for Thursday

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Rotary Club will host its 21st Annual Auction for Education this week. According to Auction Chair Dr. Becky Reavis, the Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund’s main objective is to assist Lincoln County residents in continuing their post-high school education by…

Businessman, political candidate dies

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  Staff report   A well-known Lincoln County businessman and political candidate has died. Michael Davis, of 1554 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse, passed away on Sunday, April 6.  Davis was one of five Republican candidates currently running for a seat with the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. A…

Criminal Charges 4-9-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Caitlyn Marie Simons, 20, of 4950 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden was charged April 2 with one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. An unknown secured bond was set. Kimberly Michelle Richmond, 29, of 1009 Wilson Blvd. in Dallas…

Around Town 4-9-14

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  TODAY Chicken fundraiser Individuals may now purchase advanced tickets for a grilled chicken lunch plate to assist Jeff Leonhardt and family. Plates may be picked up 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at the West Lincoln Rescue Squad building, 1329 Wright Rd. in Vale. Cost is $8. For…

Commissioners move to re-bid Rescue Squad Park

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Discussion was resumed Monday night regarding the fates of the proposed Rescue Squad Park and East Lincoln Community Center. According to Lincoln County manager Tracy Jackson, the Denver Rotary Club is interested in rebidding and separating out the proposed Farmer’s Market building. At their…

LCSO: Man used pry bar to steal cash from register

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are looking for a man they said used a pry bar to open a store cash register on the county’s eastern end and steal a bag of money early Monday morning. A store employee at the Wal-Mart on N.C. 16 in…

Healing Tree on courthouse lawn

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Rep. Saine named most effective freshman in state House of Representatives by study

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    Staff report   State representative Jason Saine was named the most effective freshman member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in a study released Tuesday by the NC Center for Public Policy Research. Saine came in 31st overall, placing him just shy of the top 25 percent…