Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 108)

County woman charged with dog theft

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The same day the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release asking the public’s help in locating an alleged dog thief, the suspect turned herself in, deputies said. Dana Jacobs Hartness, 36, of 253 N. N.C. 16, Apt. 11, is accused of stealing…

Slave narratives come alive at Cultural Center

Share This Post

    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The narratives of a number of North Carolina African-American slaves were brought to life on the Lincoln Cultural Center stage Friday night. As area citizens, including Lincoln County Coalition of Churches Director Ola Mae Foster and Lincolnton playwright Earline Smith, read excerpts from…

Tillis takes local GOP straw poll

Share This Post

  Staff report   Nearly 300 GOP supporters, candidates and elected officials met Saturday night at the historic Laboratory Mill for the annual GOP Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner. A straw poll was conducted at the beginning of the event, with the results tallied and announced prior to Tillis’ speech. The…

Ministry seeks to empower, assist through agriculture

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two western Lincoln County couples hope to use their 25 acres of farm land to carry out their vision of sustainable agriculture, growing and sharing food with both area nonprofits and local neighborhood communities. The idea came from ministry work husband and wife missionaries…

City police operation nets drug suspects

Share This Post

    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than half of the individuals targeted in this month’s Lincolnton Police Department drug roundup have been apprehended, investigators said. The operation, called “March Madness,” got underway Wednesday as teams of officers from city police and two detectives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Churches celebrate Ash Wednesday

Share This Post

    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 100 members from seven different Lincoln County churches gathered Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton to commemorate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. For more than 35 years, the Community Lenten Series has taken place, each…

City Council approves DDA contracts

Share This Post

  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincolnton City Council members debated several contracts with the Downtown Development Association at their meeting Thursday night. DDA Board Chair Brooke Sherrill asked council members to consider at contract between the city and the DDA for the 2014 Alive After Five Concert series. The…

Landlord threatens action against city over sinkholes

Share This Post

  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A Lincolnton mobile home park owner is taking action against the city this week. Lincoln County resident Martha Finger says she has struggled with an overflowing creek nearby and storm water running down Elizabeth Avenue and flooding her property, causing extensive damage to her…

No one injured when bus strikes deputy’s cruiser

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A bus carrying two Lincoln County high school athletic teams Wednesday afternoon collided with a deputy’s patrol vehicle, troopers said. The incident took place around 3 p.m. on N.C. 150 East, according to Trooper B. Black with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. North…

Students to participate in robotics tournament

Share This Post

  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Thirteen robotics teams from Lincoln County schools will compete in RoboLincoln this weekend. CyberKids Robotics hosts the countywide tournament, a non-profit education program designed by creator Kathy Kent in 2004. According to Kent, the program assists schools in developing science, technology, engineering and math…