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Public silent at county budget hearing

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Staff report The public had its chance to speak, and it chose not to take it. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at its meeting on Monday and when chairman Alex Patton opened the session to comments, not a single…

County DSS fire worries city chief

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor A fire at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services building in Lincolnton on May 27 has the city’s fire chief concerned. The fire, which is still under investigation, started around midnight when two shopping carts belonging to Michael Todd Wilson, a well-known Lincolnton homeless man,…

Apple Queen pageant coming soon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Applications are currently being accepted, through June 15, for the 35th annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The event, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Citizens Center, is open to residents of Lincoln County who are at…

County to hold public hearing on budget

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The county’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year will be a topic of discussion tonight, as the Board of Commissioners will host a public hearing on the subject during its 6:30 p.m. meeting. Commissioners met recently to go over County Manager George Wood’s 2013-2014 financial…

Catawba Springs club runs to benefit Nicaraguan children

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than 40 fourth and fifth graders from a Lincoln County elementary school participated in their first 5k run of the year and simultaneously helped raise funds for children in Nicaragua on Saturday. Catawba Springs Elementary School’s running club, comprised of 91 students, the club’s largest…

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…