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Chamber announces press conference on new restaurant

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   More information is expected to be revealed about one of Lincolnton’s newest restaurants Thursday afternoon during a Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce press conference. As the Times-News previously reported, Lincoln County Schools Director of Child Nutrition Byron Sackett has confirmed that he is opening…

Snacking on Lake Norman could be big winner

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Ronald and Sharon Ashmore may soon be $15,000 richer for photographing a sandwich. The pair, who live in southeastern Lincoln County, took a picture of two of their three grandchildren eating a Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwich this past summer on their boat on Lake Norman and…

Canadian musicians plan concert

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Canada-based band The Abrams Brothers is set to perform songs from their newest album, Northern Redemption (United for Opportunity), on Saturday in Lincolnton. The concert, sponsored by the Lincoln County Concert Association, is expected to be a hit with all ages, according to LCCA…

Technology could change life for inmates

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County inmates may soon be chatting with friends and family using a computer video system. Catawba County’s jail became the first state detention center to install a video visitation technology, according to a press release from HomeWAV, the company that makes the innovative…

Grappling in Vale

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School Board to act on safety enhancements

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   School Board members are expected to take action on proposed safety modifications at Lincoln County Schools during the board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday. The last several meetings, including a recent special called session, have focused heavily on preventing attacks by armed intruders, a concern…

Sounds of Mardi Gras by the lake

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Additional felony charge for suspect accused of sexual attack on young girl

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An additional sex-related felony charge has been filed against a Lincolnton man accused last month of sexually assaulting a young girl in 2012, police told the Times-News. Lincolnton Police detectives charged Terry Lee Wilson, 44, of 901 E. Pine Street, last week with a…

Window for kindergarten registration set to open

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  LTN Staff Reports   Kindergarten registration for Lincoln County Schools gets under way a week from today, continuing on through March 18. Children who will turn five years old on or before Aug. 31 will need to be registered during this period, with parents required to sign their children…

SWAT team aids in pot bust

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s tactical team assisted narcotics investigators Wednesday night in busting down the door to a Lincolnton residence, arresting one man for marijuana possession, deputies said. Officers issued a search warrant around 9:30 p.m. at 206 Turner Street with SWAT by their…