Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 111)

Events celebrate Independence Day

Share This Post

    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Various events marking the Fourth of July holiday will be taking place in the area, with the first such celebration getting underway this evening. Below is a roundup of local Independence Day parades and festivities:   Wednesday:   The city of Cherryville will…

Fryes named Farm Family of the Year

Share This Post

    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has chosen as its 2013 “Conservation Farm Family” Gerald and Leslie Frye. The couple, who raise beef cattle exclusively at their more than 200-acre farm on Flay Road in western Lincoln County, will officially be recognized…

Storms hit hard in Lincoln County

Share This Post

      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Winds, rain and intense lightning pounded Lincoln County Friday evening, producing flash floods on the eastern end in addition to high water levels in Iron Station, where a demolished private roadway, now temporarily fixed, separated some residents from the outside world. Pumpkin Center…

Couple makes move from France to Lincolnton

Share This Post

    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   It’s been a year since European-born couple Jean and Philippe Trochard uprooted themselves from France and moved to Lincoln County. They now consider the American community their true “home.” The couple visited the county for a month more than a year ago and…

Man charged with sex offenses

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A 26-year-old Lincoln County man accused of engaging in sex-related behavior with a teen girl November through March will make his first appearance today on the charges, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Anthony Alexander Gonzalez Solorzano, 26, of 2024 Poarch Rd. in Lincolnton,…

Deputies search for missing sisters

Share This Post

    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Deputies said two Lincoln County sisters have been missing from their home since Tuesday. Mahagony Smith, 17, and Aniya Symone Mickey-Weeks, 14, ran away from their McCorkle Road residence, the Sheriff’s Office said. A godmother last saw the teens after deputies said…

Speed likely a factor in wreck

Share This Post

           …

Deputies find 30 one-pot meth labs

Share This Post

LCSO nabs multiple drug suspects in two days of action JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Narcotics investigators were busy this week taking down alleged drug dealers who they said were harboring marijuana, methamphetamine labs and the methamphetamine precursors. The arrests stemmed from three separate incidents, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators…

Three juveniles admit to setting massive mill fire

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police said three juveniles admitted to accidentally setting an abandoned Lincolnton mill on fire earlier this month. The individuals were initially fearful of talking to detectives about what had happened, an agency press release said. The juveniles, two of whom live in Catawba County and a…

New ‘Tag and Tax’ program delayed

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Implementation of the state’s new “Tag and Tax” program, previously scheduled to roll out Monday, has been delayed until Sept. 1. The new system, which allows people to purchase vehicle tags while paying tax at the same time, was initially supposed to begin with registered-vehicle renewals…