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School expansion on Lincoln County Board of Education workday agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to host a work day next week designed toward finalizing a solution for the growing space problems in East Lincoln elementary schools. Among choices the board will consider Thursday are expanding two Denver elementary schools, asking commissioners to…

Woman burned in Boger City fire

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A Boger City woman suffered a burn to her right hand while extinguishing a small kitchen fire on Thursday afternoon and was transported to CHS-Lincoln for treatment by Lincoln County EMS. Five firefighters from the Boger City Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1849 Woolie Road after…

Deputies: Man sold heroin near school

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Staff report A Maiden man has been charged by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office with selling heroin to an undercover detective. Jeffrey Brian Walker, 47, of West School Street, allegedly arranged meetings with an undercover office at a public location in Lincoln County to sell heroin. According to detectives, the…

Officers: Man hid drugs inside himself

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Staff report A Cherryville man has been charged with hiding drugs inside a body cavity. The Lincolnton Police Department arrested Jonathon Allen Rudisill, 25, of 109 Woodvale Street, on Friday and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers approached him in the area near East Main Street and Salem…

Candidates forum will focus on East Lincoln issues

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Three weeks before Lincoln County voters arrive at the polls to make their choices for local, state and national politicians, the majority of local candidates will assemble at the East Lincoln Community Center and field questions aimed at tackling the issues. Nine of the 10 county…

Lincoln County Hospice meets Super Bowl Challenge from Colorado

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Hospice & Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region is no stranger to meeting challenges on a daily basis. As the Carolina Panthers prepare for the Feb. 7 Super Bowl matchup with the Denver Broncos, another challenge has presented itself for Lincoln County Hospice, located in Lincolnton.…

Destination of caboose will be decided by Council

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer While Lincolnton prepares for the building of First Federal Park on Poplar Street —the former home of the historic and now demolished North Western Railroad Freight Depot — city councilmen look to remove one large thorn in their side in the form of the caboose that…

Commissioners wait on school board before ruling on Newton Crossing

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Commissioners continued a zoning hearing for the proposed Newton Crossing development while the school board considers whether or not it would like to utilize 17 acres to be donated by Essex Homes for the purpose of building a new Denver elementary school. Cecelia Martin made the…

Suspect on LCSO “Most Wanted” list arrested

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Staff report One of the suspects on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit’s “Most Wanted” list has been arrested. Charles Montgomery Fitzgerald, 59, formerly of Fitzgerald Stowe Lane in Lincolnton, was arrested in a trailer park on Borders Road in Shelby on Friday. Detectives said Fitzgerald was living with…

Officers: Lincolnton man set wife’s car on fire

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with setting his wife’s car on fire. The Lincolnton Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance on South Aspen Street in the early morning hours Sunday and spoke with a woman who said her husband, James William Jenkins, IV, 28, of 1869…