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Students find school curriculum fair electrifying

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School Board to interview contractors for Asbury, East Lincoln field house

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Schools Building and Site Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss the proposals of four firms interested in working on the new Asbury School and the East Lincoln High School Field House. Associate Superintendent Matt Stover outlined the four proposals in…

Mayor announces Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week for city

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  Staff report   Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland issued a proclamation Monday declaring March 3-9 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Lincolnton. “We encourage anyone in our community who has multiple sclerosis, or has a family member with MS, to learn more about the resources, programs, information and support available…

Take me out to the ballgame

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From the farm to the table

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Grateful Growers Farm in Denver hosted an on-farm butchering class on Saturday.…

Special Delivery

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Lincoln County paramedic delivers daughter in restaurant parking lot JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County paramedic may have assisted baby deliveries outside the hospital before, but never the delivery of his own daughter, born in a vehicle in a Charlotte fast food restaurant parking lot earlier this month. Paul…

Fraud suspect caught through tips

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Hours after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public Thursday about two alleged ID theft suspects believed to have used stolen credit and debit cards to make purchases at two Lincolnton businesses, deputies said they located the individuals through a Crime Stoppers tip. Marshall Ray…

Crouse Republican files for county commissioner

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Staff report Crouse resident Mike Davis filed on Friday for one of the two County Commissioner seats available in this year’s election. A native of Lincoln County, Davis is the third Republican candidate to run for a commissioner seat. Other candidates include Martin Oakes and Bill Beam. While Davis does…

Deputies after check fraud suspect

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for an Ohio woman accused of cashing a fake check at an area bank last week. The suspect tried to pass the more than $500 check around 3 p.m. Tuesday at People’s Bank, located on N.C. 16…

Judge’s order halts voucher suit

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A Superior Court judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking a North Carolina law that allows low-income parents to send their children to private or religious schools with taxpayer money. Judge Robert Hobgood’s ruling last Friday prevents the state from holding a lottery this March that…