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Lincoln Charter seniors graduate

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Lincoln Charter seniors rise to their feet in applause on Friday during their graduation ceremony at the school’s campus in Denver.…

City to hear from public on budget

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Citizens of Lincolnton will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on the city’s proposed 2013-2014 budget during a public hearing tonight. The City Council, which typically meets the first Thursday evening of the month, previously rescheduled the meeting, to take place at 7 p.m. at…

Crouse volunteer Mark Turner named Lincoln County’s First Responder of the Year

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Crouse volunteer firefighter Mark Turner was recently name First Responder of the Year by Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services.…

City man faces charges after assault

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man appeared in court Friday morning, one day after deputies said they placed him behind bars for not only using a glass vase and baseball bat to assault his girlfriend but for also assaulting neighbors and officers in the incident. Deputies arrested Donald Michael…

Men accused of theft from murder scene

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two Shelby men have been charged with stealing a motorcycle from a Lincoln County murder site, the Sheriff’s Office said. The men told deputies just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that they were at Rosehill Drive in Lincolnton to repossess a Harley Davidson owned by one of…

Fire damages DSS

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Part of a Lincoln County public building sustained fire damage Tuesday afternoon after police said someone set a homeless man’s cart on fire near the structure. The Department of Social Services building received about $20,000 in damage in the fiery incident, according to a police report.…

Teen gets two decades for attempted murder

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A second teen involved in a high-speed chase through Lincoln and two other counties this past fall is headed to state prison. Brandon Bridges, 19, of Little River, S.C., received five consecutive sentences Tuesday in a Gaston County Superior courtroom, the Clerk of Court’s Office said.…

Woman charged for meth

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Sheriff’s Office said a deputy stopped a vehicle carrying methamphetamine Thursday morning along U.S. 321. Officers charged the driver, Paula Shrewsbury Rudisill, 42, of 4197 Kent Street in Maiden, with multiple drug charges. According to a report, Deputy J. Robbins stopped her vehicle around 2:15…

NC Senate gets an ‘F’ from local teachers

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor A group of teachers at Lincolnton High School have given a failing grade to the North Carolina Senate for its budget proposal. The teachers gathered for a photograph while holding pieces of paper with a large “F” printed on them on Wednesday as part of the…

Lincolnton Comes Alive

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