Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 105)

Troopers chase suspect through city

Share This Post

Staff report A Charlotte man has been charged with fleeing from highway patrolmen after a car chase in downtown Lincolnton on Wednesday evening. Trooper Brian Black with the State Highway Patrol arrested Jonathan Leonard McCorkle, 40, of 7409 Icon Way, and charged him with felony fleeing to elude and several…

County, city will meet again on hospital move

Share This Post

Commissioners update councilmen on new plans for renovations PHIL PERRY Staff Writer County commissioners and Lincolnton’s City Council have agreed to meet and discuss potential options for moving select county offices out of downtown. The decision to come together was made official during City Council’s regular session on Thursday. Mayor…

New directors have close ties to county

Share This Post

MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County named replacements for two retiring department leaders at a Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday. County manager Kelly Atkins told the board that he hired John Davis to replace Erma Deen Hoyle as director of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation,…

School gives children “A Place To Grow”

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Staff Writer It doesn’t take long to find a smiling face inside the walls of A Place to Grow. The North Carolina Pre-K facility in Lincolnton specializes in early intervention, special education, developmental delays and typical day care services for children. The staff is friendly and the sound…

New Directions: County considers moving courthouse to old hospital

Share This Post

MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Commissioners voted Tuesday to change gears on the plan to relocate county offices to the former Lincoln County Hospital and instead focus on finding a new home for the county’s judicial system. Commissioners instructed county staff to evaluate the feasibility and cost…

Smith’s first art show scheduled at Fausto Coffee

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton artist Angelo (L.A.) Smith will present his first art show at Fausto Cofee on March 12. Smith is an artist who creates much of his work in a studio at Art on Main in Lincolnton. UMAR, a Methodist Church associated 501 (c) 3 organization that…

Pirates, ahoy! at Kiser Intermediate

Share This Post

Neighbors oppose Stanley solar farm

Share This Post

MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Residents of The Gates at Waterside Crossing in Stanley voiced their opposition to a proposed solar farm near their neighborhood at a county commissioners’ meeting on Monday. During a public hearing, commissioners heard that Freemont Solar Center’s 40-acre solar farm construction would negatively impact property values…

Commissioners to hear UDO changes

Share This Post

Area Councils hope to ease design restrictions for commercial buildings Staff report The West Lincoln and East Lincoln Area Councils of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will present proposed changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance to county commissioners at a meeting tonight. The groups are asking commissioners to…

Police efficiency highlights city budget workshop

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton police chief Rodney Jordan addressed city officials with a presentation on Friday that showed fiscal efficiency and a clear vision for future needs within his department during a budget and planning workshop to help identify department issues facing Lincolnton in 2015-16. Jordan showed efficiency in…