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Saine hosts ambassador from Kosovo in Raleigh

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Staff report North Carolina State Representative Jason Saine had a visitor from out-of-town last week — way out of town. Saine hosted Akan Ismaili, the Ambassador from Kosovo, on Wednesday and Thursday for a series of meetings with other state representatives and senators and county commissioners from Cleveland and Buncombe…

Assistant principal honored with ceremony at LHS

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton High School Assistant Principal Robbie Robbins received the second highest military service award during a special ceremony among students, colleagues, friends and family Friday on campus. Robbins, a 30-year colonel in the United States Army Reserve, never imagined he would attain such a high rank…

Denver Global project on hold

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor   The initial announcement was met with fanfare and a visit from then-Governor Beverly Perdue. But, at least for the time being, the planned expansion and construction of a large manufacturing, distribution and research and development center by Denver Global Products, acquired by China-based…

Bands of Knights to march in Washington

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   North Lincoln High School’s award-winning Band of Knights marching band will unite with 14 other high school bands from across the country this weekend to perform in the internationally televised National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C. Only a select group of bands…

Man cited for urinating on probation office

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Police said a man relieved himself on the side of a public building Wednesday in broad daylight. Brandon Lee Roseberry, 28, of 1676 Acorn Ridge Trail in Lincolnton, was cited for defacing a public building by urinating on it. Officer Chad Lail…

Pair charged with stealing trucks

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Deputies placed two men behind bars Monday for stealing two trucks and a trailer earlier this month from an eastern Lincoln County residence, the Sheriff’s Office said. Thomas Adam Vandiver, 23, of 840 Alexis High Shoals Road in Dallas, and Terry Eugene…

Highway Patrol begins ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “Take that extra second or two, and put that seat belt on,” Trooper C. Casey said. He and other local officers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are focusing this Memorial Day season on increasing seatbelt use as part of the agency’s…

Hollywood comes to Lincoln County

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      ‘Careful What You Wish For’ films scenes at the LTN offices     MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor     Production vans and films crews have been spotted in Lincoln County recently, and the offices of the Lincoln Times-News were no exception. Cast and crew for the film…

Theft report leads to fraud charges

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man is accused of trying to defraud an insurance company by claiming his trailer and motorcycle were stolen in October, the Sheriff’s Office said. Shelby police told local deputies they found the items inside a Cleveland County storage facility on…

NLMS students create anti-bullying video

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Students and teachers at one Lincoln County middle school united earlier this spring to take a stand against bullying. For the second year in a row, North Lincoln Middle School has participated in Rachel’s Challenge, a nationwide effort to spread compassion and end bullying.…