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Local GOP gathers at Lincolnton High School

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Reality TV star visits Denver to raise funds for Texas explosion victims

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  LTN Staff Reports   Lincoln County residents will have the opportunity today to meet a reality show celebrity while simultaneously raising money for both injured first-responders and the families of victims who were killed in this month’s fatal fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Tim Smith, star of the…

Empty NC plant turned into classic car showroom

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HICKORY (AP) — Revving up Hickory’s image as a travel destination could use some more horsepower, and Paramount Classic Cars and Trucks has that in abundance. The business is not brand new, but it now has a home in the former Clayton-Marcus furniture plant on Falling Creek Road. Inside the…

Deputies make 22 arrests in drug sweep

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Sheriff’s Office busts suspected dealers in ‘Operation 52 Pick Up’ JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have added at least 22 more inmates to the detention center since Wednesday morning after knocking on county residences and handcuffing alleged drug offenders living inside. The effort was part of the…

GOP holds convention in Lincolnton

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County will be host to the 10th Congressional District Republican Party Executive Committee convention on Saturday. The event, to take place at Lincolnton High School on North Aspen Street, will feature U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry as the keynote speaker. Delegates from Lincoln, Buncombe, Catawba, Cleveland,…

Locals fight child hunger

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 400 local volunteers of all ages are set to gather Saturday at a southeastern Lincoln County church to pack 100,000 meals for starving and malnourished children both locally and worldwide. Charlotte-based nonprofit group Servants with Heart sponsors the annual event with a…

Woman crashes car into daycare

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Denver woman crashed her vehicle Tuesday into a daycare center where she had recently been fired, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies apprehended Amy Susan Fier, 60, of 7196 Executive Circle, leaving the scene just before 3 p.m., according to an agency…

Changes coming to vehicle registration, tax payment process

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Tax Administrator’s Office issued a notice Thursday alerting citizens to impending changes to the way they register and pay taxes on their vehicles. The changes will take effect as of July 1, resulting from a new state law passed by the…

Locals reflect on aftermath of Boston bombings

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   As Boston law enforcement officials edge closer to solving the city’s recent tragedy, in which two bombs exploded during the annual marathon race Monday, killing three and injuring numerous others, those who witnessed the events are still in shock, including Lincoln County Probation and…

Deputies discover remnants of Cherryville meth lab

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man is accused of formerly operating a meth lab at his residence, deputies said. Narcotics investigators, assisted by North Carolina Probation and Parole officers, located remnants of a lab just after 1 p.m. Tuesday at 2125 Chapel Lane in Cherryville,…