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Saddler Family brings God, country to Boger City

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “I’m a God and country guy,” Reggie Saddler said. The Lincoln County singer/songwriter, who performs all over the world with his family band, The Reggie Saddler Family, preaches his testimony everywhere he goes, encouraging unity among all people. His wife Bridgette, also known as “Sugarbabe,”…

Agents bust two meth labs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Methamphetamine continues to be a hot topic in Lincoln County, as drug investigators use aggressive tactics to root out producers of one-pot labs, uncovering at least two more operations this week in two separate incidents on the county’s eastern end, deputies said. On Thursday, investigators…

Fantastic Shakers rock Alive After Five

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House of Hope to open to public

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One Lincolnton couple looks forward to opening the doors of their nonprofit organization to the entire community later this month. “Anyone can come,” James Friday said. He and his wife Devonda, a former Lincolnton Police offer, served as foster parents over the years to numerous…

Denver Days begins today

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The 11th-annual Denver Days festival kicks off at 4 p.m. today, running through Saturday at 11 p.m. The event, organized by the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club with various sponsors, features rides, crafts, food and live music. Proceeds will go toward the construction of the…

Thieves use sledgehammer to break into store

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in involving masked intruders, who used a sledgehammer to access a city store on Friday. According to an agency report, thieves broke into the Dollar General, located at 3701 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, around 2:45 a.m. When…

Rebels’ practice makes perfect

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Relay for Life set for Sunday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   As Relay for Life Lincolnton prepares to celebrate 20 years in the county in 2014, committee members are encouraging community to gather at a special event kickoff Sunday at Lincolnton High School. Not only are all current survivors and teams asked to attend but also…

Boyles named Chamber of Commerce chair

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  LTN Staff Reports   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce announced its new chair of the board last week. David Boyles of Carolina Furniture Mart will serve in the role beginning in January of 2014. He is currently the 2013 chair-elect, and he serves as vice chair of Public…

Vesuvius to host Lincoln County Community Foundation event

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Community Foundation will soon host an event celebrating its history of inspiring local philanthropy, with tickets on sale now. Scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station, the event is designed to help build awareness…