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Area copper thieves hit foreclosed homes

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two recent break-ins at foreclosed Lincoln County residences are part of an ongoing trend among copper thieves to secure fast cash, deputies said. According to Sheriff’s Office reports, officers responded to two break-ins and thefts Saturday at homes on Palm Tree Church Road in…

Vale man charged for meth lab for second time in 3 months

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County narcotics investigators said they arrested a Vale man on meth charges for the second time since December on Tuesday. Drug unit deputies charged Carl Ray Davenport, 39, of 7156 Doyle Beam Memorial Road, with manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, after…

Students find school curriculum fair electrifying

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School Board to interview contractors for Asbury, East Lincoln field house

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Schools Building and Site Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss the proposals of four firms interested in working on the new Asbury School and the East Lincoln High School Field House. Associate Superintendent Matt Stover outlined the four proposals in…

Mayor announces Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week for city

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  Staff report   Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland issued a proclamation Monday declaring March 3-9 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Lincolnton. “We encourage anyone in our community who has multiple sclerosis, or has a family member with MS, to learn more about the resources, programs, information and support available…

Take me out to the ballgame

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From the farm to the table

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Grateful Growers Farm in Denver hosted an on-farm butchering class on Saturday.…

Special Delivery

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Lincoln County paramedic delivers daughter in restaurant parking lot JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County paramedic may have assisted baby deliveries outside the hospital before, but never the delivery of his own daughter, born in a vehicle in a Charlotte fast food restaurant parking lot earlier this month. Paul…

Fraud suspect caught through tips

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Hours after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public Thursday about two alleged ID theft suspects believed to have used stolen credit and debit cards to make purchases at two Lincolnton businesses, deputies said they located the individuals through a Crime Stoppers tip. Marshall Ray…

Crouse Republican files for county commissioner

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Staff report Crouse resident Mike Davis filed on Friday for one of the two County Commissioner seats available in this year’s election. A native of Lincoln County, Davis is the third Republican candidate to run for a commissioner seat. Other candidates include Martin Oakes and Bill Beam. While Davis does…