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Private $$ could finance building to attract jobs

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  Public hearing tonight on whether county should build it anyway if no one else will SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will offer residents a second chance to provide input on the long-discussed proposal to build a $1.8 million speculative building tonight. Following a public…

A little Saturday snowstorm

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  Dusting not meant to last   Staff and wire reports Any patches of snow and ice left over from Saturday’s accumulation that survived the sunshine on an otherwise chilly Sunday will likely be gone by the end of Monday as high temperatures are expected to hit the mid-50s. Although…

Martin Luther King Breakfast speaker

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Former ELHS student charged with murder in infant son’s death

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A former East Lincoln High School student and Marine stationed at Camp LeJeune has been charged in the death of his two-month-old child, according to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office. Jordan King, 27, of 201 Kennebec Lane in Richlands, is being held without bond…

‘Teens for Jeans’ project to aid area’s homeless

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One local high school club is working to change the community one pair of jeans at a time. East Lincoln High School’s Project UNIFY club, the Mustang Project Club, is collecting new and used pairs of jeans until Sunday to be donated to local…

Artist’s work to be featured at local cafe

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Some could call Lincoln County native Gretchen Robinson a jack of all trades since her 40-year career has included newspaper and broadcast television writing, teaching, independent filmmaking and photography and company CEO, but of all the “hats” she’s worn, she told the Times-News that…

SBI called in as arson suspected in string of Lincoln County fires

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        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     The State Bureau of Investigation’s Arson Team has been called in to assist Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives and the Fire Marshal’s Office regarding three mysterious blazes since December, two of which occurred at unoccupied homes on the same eastern county…

Ash ceremony begins season of faith

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    Churches unite to observe start of Lent JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Community members gathered on Ash Wednesday for Lincoln County’s annual Community Lenten Series kickoff luncheon and worship service, held this year at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton, to strengthen their faith and prepare their spirits for…

Restaurant set to bring 90 new jobs

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  Ray Gora / Lincoln TImes-News   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Details were revealed Thursday about the highly anticipated restaurant taking over the site of the former Ryan’s on North Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton. Homesteads Grill and Taphouse is set to open in early March, following extensive renovations over…

Maiden Police say break-in response turns up meth lab

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Catawba County authorities arrested three suspects after they uncovered a meth lab Tuesday at a Maiden residence a short distance north of the Lincoln County while they were investigating another crime, Maiden police said. Officers were in the process of investigating a breaking and…