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Lincolnton Rotary partners in fight against polio

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Special to LTN Virginia VanStory presented the program for the Lincolnton Rotary on Monday. VanStory is a Rotarian in Blowing Rock and was born and raised in Greensboro, where she taught school for over 30 years. VanStory talked about the Pinky Project, where kid’s pinkies were painted so they knew…

Church group’s dresses have a worldwide impact

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Denver UMC group sends dresses on mission trips ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Several women that meet weekly at Denver United Methodist Church have made a global impact with their sewing machines. Church members Faye Helton, Jean Durham, Connie Berry, Wanda Reynolds, Judy Martin and Margaret Reep came together in May…

Lincolnton Class of ‘57 holds reunion

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Setting bond not an exact science

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer It’s easy to become confused while looking through criminal charges and seeing bond amounts. What seem to some to be minor offenses often carry a heftier price tag for release, and crimes that shock and disturb the public often receive lesser bonds. Suspects being charged with…

Chamber set to host Haunted Business Expo

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Nearly 50 businesses will begin setting up and decorating their exhibits today in preparation for the 11th annual Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, held Thursday. This year, the Chamber opted for a haunted Halloween theme. “This year, you can see we’re doing ‘The Haunted…

Around Town

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TODAY Senior Citizens meeting The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet at noon at the Ironton Presbyterian Church at Depot Street and Highway 27 in Iron Station, next to the post office. A covered dish lunch will be served. All are invited. THURSDAY Singles Meeting GRACE Singles will meet at…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Marvin Glenn Farris, 51, of 143 Williams Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 1 with one misdemeanor count of assault on a female. An unknown bond amount was set. Shaniqua Montae Jeffries, 25, of 2323 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse was…

New Lincolnton Rotarians inducted

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City men arrested for drugs, weapons

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two Lincolnton men are facing drug and weapons charges after city police executed search warrants at their address on Thursday. The Lincolnton Police Department served search warrants at 722 E. Pine Street following a multi-week investigation that was initiated after citizen complaints of criminal and drug…

Bunker Hill students die in car crash

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Staff report Two 15-year-old Bunker Hill High School students were killed in a car crash in Catawba County on Friday. Troopers said Alex Sigmon of Claremont and Justin Turner of Conover died when the vehicle they were traveling in, a 2002 Mercedes, was traveling east on Riverbend Road in Conover,…