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New club stays true to country roots

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 15 years, Lincoln County native Todd Goodman has dreamed of opening a bar. Now, Goodman is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of his country themed bar this weekend. “I’ve been scared to open a bar, but since I’m getting older, I figured it…

Local contestants get ready for Senior Games

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Iron Station Thunder takes wins at competition

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County motorcycle shop Iron Station Thunder won third place overall and first place in its class at Florida Full Throttle Magazine’s Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builders Invitational last weekend. The invitational drew an attendance of more than 30,000 people from across the country.…

Deputies investigating Vale store break-in

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies remain on the hunt for two people accused of breaking into a western Lincoln County convenience store on Saturday and stealing cash, knives, cigarettes and other grocery items, the Sheriff’s Office said. The incident took place around 4 a.m. at the Triple B One…

County gets light snow

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Officer Sain retires from Lincolnton police force

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Mark Sain completed a 25-year vocation in electrical wiring before opting to head for a “thin blue line” career, celebrating his retirement from the criminal justice field the end of this month. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department gathered to honor one of their own…

Search for missing juvenile leads to meth labs

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County library system touts technology advances

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Public Library will now offer free wireless access to all patrons at its three libraries.  Officials said providing wireless access offers patrons another way of connecting to the internet and enables staff to assist patrons with downloading electronic materials provided through…

Friends, food and fellowship inspire new coffee shop owners

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While the down spiraling economy once delayed plans for local high school sweethearts Gideon and Christie Anthony to open a small-town retreat for music and coffee lovers, they finally celebrated the opening of their new business, F3, earlier this month. After opening the shop on Jan.…

Sheriff warns about traveling scammers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Irish Travelers, a group known for trying to scam people out of money and other property, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said, has come to the area. The law enforcement agency recently warned county residents to be on the lookout for members of the traveling…