Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 103)

House budget would slash funding for Arts Council

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County will have to rely more heavily on local funding in order to continue offering programs and events to the community if a recent North Carolina House budget proposal is approved. Earlier this month, the N.C. House suggested chipping away more…

City to begin accepting online utility payments

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincolnton utility customers will soon have a new method available for paying their bills. Beginning July 1, the city will start offering an online-payment option, made possible by a recently upgraded billing-software system. Finance Director Georgetta Williams updated the City Council at its last meeting on…

Lincolnton police draw taser on fleeing suspect

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton officers drew a Taser on a suspect they said tried to elude police late Friday night. According to a report, Officer J. Green pulled a Taser on 35-year-old Monte Jevon Hall around 11:40 p.m. but did not discharge the weapon after he complied with officers.…

Correction

Share This Post

A story in the June 17 edition contained two misspelled names. Bryan McClure recovered one of two dogs stolen from his property. Shari Knowles, of 315 Laurel Ridge Drive in Vale, was arrested in the case on June 6.…

City Manager defends unpopular garbage fee

Share This Post

  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   It’s been almost three weeks since the Lincolnton City Council approved its budget for the next fiscal year, but one particular aspect of the new financial plan, set to take effect July 1, remains at the forefront of many local residents’ minds. A new…

Benefit to be held for child sick with cancer

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Local doctors have given five-year-old Kaleb Boarders just four months left to live after a nearly 17-month battle with brain cancer. His aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Maurice Moore, owners of Maurice Moore’s Karate Academy in Lincolnton, hope to fulfill their child nephew’s…

Playing for the kids

Share This Post

       …

Authorities seeking help with fire investigation

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer As a fire investigation gets underway surrounding a more than century-old mill consumed by flames Monday, police and fire officials are seeking the public’s help in determining the cause. Massapoag Mill in Lincolnton burned from at least 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., pushing smoke into…

EL grad goes from homelessness to GM of Gaston restaurant

Share This Post

        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Nearly a year after East Lincoln graduate, wife and mother of three Heather Bowman lost her job and moved into a homeless shelter with her family, the chef is back on her feet and anticipating the upcoming opening of Trecosta’s Coffee…

Saine battles puppy mills with help from Ann McCrory

Share This Post

      SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A bill designed to crack down on puppy mills and spearheaded by N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, has also attracted the support of the state’s first lady, Ann McCrory. The two joined forces Wednesday afternoon during a press conference in Raleigh to urge…