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Ministry exceeds goal, but need remains high

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Although Christian Ministry has already handed out toys and food boxes to hundreds of needy families across the area as part of their annual Christmas Fund, the organization is continuing to seek community donations for the project through New Year’s Day. With a target goal of…

When the judge came to class

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Judge Anna Foster answers WLMS students’ questions AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A batch of sixth-graders at West Lincoln Middle saw a side of District Judge Anna Foster last week that many in her court room don’t, as she delved into discussions on Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham, the Twilight…

Arts Council hosts competition for photographers

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Amateurs and those with a bit more experience behind the camera alike are invited to enter the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s first event of the new year — a photography competition. Being at least 18 years old, and submitting original works that haven’t previously been…

Christian Ministries Food and Gift Giveaway

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

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SWAT team aids deputies in drug raid

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County SWAT team assisted sheriff’s narcotics investigators Thursday night in knocking down the door of an Iron Station man’s residence, locating just under half a pound of marijuana inside the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. It was third time deputies have searched the…

Tips for keeping holidays secure

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LTN Staff Reports The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a press release with the following tips on how area residents can best secure their homes this holiday season: It’s too tempting for burglars to break windows and snatch wrapped packages. Therefore, don’t openly display Christmas tree and gifts in…

Program to offer summer work for area college students

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer After a successful first year for the program, summer work opportunities with local industries are again being sponsored by the Lincoln County Industrial Manager’s Association for interested college students planning to spend their summers in the area. The Lincoln Economic Development Association is currently accepting applications.…

Memories of the old Christmas play

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County natives Rachel Bame and Mary Anne Burgess, both 1950s graduates of Lincolnton High School, can remember a time much simpler than the fast-paced days of today’s youth, particularly growing up as mill children near the Elm Grove Cotton Mill and participating together in their…

Responding to Newtown tragedy

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Sheriff beefs up school security; banner prepared to send to Conn. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Following the school shooting massacre Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., school safety has become a top priority on everyone’s mind. As a result, local law enforcement officers are working to ease community fears by ramping…