Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 132)

Deputies: Suspect sold hydroponic marijuana

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Undercover investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office bought and sold drugs from a Lincolnton man for nearly a month before searching his residence and finding water-grown marijuana last week, the Sheriff’s Office said. Narcotics officers kicked in the door to Jarvis Lamont Jackson’s…

Council backs plans to revamp downtown by infilling property

Share This Post

  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A preliminary glimpse at what could potentially be in store for the future of downtown Lincolnton received unanimous support to move forward from City Council members Thursday night. As the Times-News previously reported, the council has been looking into a proposed infill development site…

Thieves plague St. Dorothy’s

Share This Post

      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Church officials at a Lincolnton worship facility told the Times-News Thursday that a thief has targeted the building twice this month. On both occasions, minimal amounts of money were stolen from the collection boxes at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, according to Father…

CMC treats

Share This Post

         …

Chamber launches TV campaign for ‘shop local’

Share This Post

  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new initiative by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce hopes to bring attention to the organization’s “Shop Local” campaign by tapping into a different medium. For the first time, the Chamber recently began airing TV commercials, in partnership with Charter Media, in an…

Police: 2nd attempt to capture flight suspect fails

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Gaston County man believed to be armed and dangerous and wanted in three area counties, including Lincoln, took police on their second unsuccessful vehicular chase this month, which again ended at the South Carolina state border. Cramerton police failed to capture James Curtis…

N.C. Dept. of Labor scrutinizing RSI after death

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   According to officials with the North Carolina Department of Labor, a Lincolnton manufacturing plant where a worker died late last month during an on-the-job accident has violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s standards on multiple occasions over the last four years. Neil O’Bryant, a…

County hires veteran tax chief

Share This Post

  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   After a roughly six-month search process, Lincoln County has a new tax administrator. Clyde “Kep” Kepley, who is currently serving in the same position for Chowan County, has been appointed to fill the post, left vacant after Madge Huffman resigned in September. Jon Stephens,…

NLHS actors, musicians tackle ‘Oklahoma!’

Share This Post

      Students present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer If local theater arts enthusiasts are craving a performance consisting of a family-friendly combination of comedic, doleful and chilling elements, North Lincoln High School’s upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma!, will be sure to…

Deputies: Cocaine, pot seized during traffic stop

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies seized cocaine and marijuana from a vehicle Sunday night during a traffic stop on U.S. 321, resulting in the arrest of three Catawba County residents, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy R.D. Richard stopped the suspects’ vehicle around 9 p.m. after the driver failed…