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New board shakes up county leadership

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Mitchem elected chairman, Jackson fired as county manager ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A dramatic shift in Lincoln County’s leadership took place at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. Newly elected commissioner Bill Beam, who was inducted alongside Martin Oakes, nominated veteran county commissioner Carroll Mitchem to serve as the…

Restraining order application against sheriff dismissed

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An attempt to secure a restraining order against Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter was dismissed in district court on Dec. 1 after it was determined by District 27B judge Ali Paksoy, Jr. that accuser Wayne Anthony Huss must file a verified complaint to the court in…

Macy’s Parade experience twice as nice for twin brothers

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Most people would agree that having the opportunity to cross something off of your “bucket list” at 21 years old is a chance that you want to seize. This sentiment rang true for former East Lincoln High marching band standouts and twins Brandon Nichols and Britt…

Cat Square prepares for parade festivities

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When a yearly event is anticipated and embraced by a community for 41 years, it has officially graduated to “tradition.” Since 1973, the Cat Square parade has been the focal point of area residents during the holiday season. Each year, residents in and around Cat Square…

New county leaders take seats today

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County could see a shift in its county commission leadership following tonight’s Planning Board and Board of Commissioners joint session. With newly elected county commissioners Bill Beam and Martin Oakes being officially inducted this evening, the Board of Commissioners will be required to elect a…

Santa makes a stop at Lincolnton parade

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Cloninger era ends at LHS

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Beehives thrive in Lincoln County

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer On the second Thursday of each month, a group of Lincoln County residents, real estate agents, consultants, law enforcement officers and photographers meet in the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. They’re all members of an association devoted to the study of a living thing revered by ancient…

Duo nabbed for meth in buy-bust op

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Staff report A buy/bust operation that was executed Monday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators led to the arrests of two men the following morning. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, an undercover officer infiltrated an organization where Timothy Teen Gaddy was allegedly selling methamphetamine near…

Giving thanks for local veterans

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