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Deputies: Man sold pot in parking lot

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   County narcotics investigators handcuffed a Lincolnton man accused of selling marijuana in the parking lot of a city convenience store. Deputies said they spotted Gary Francis Stroman, of 418 South Flint Street in Lincolnton, make a hand-to-hand transaction Thursday outside the Little Market Basket, located…

Time for a cut at Trim Barbershop

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Thieves steal from E. Lincoln Christian Ministry

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying two suspects whom the agency said broke into an eastern Lincoln County nonprofit on two separate occasions Monday morning, stealing nearly $1,200 in clothing items. Deputies said the incidents took place at 6:30…

Minister opens new performing arts center

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One local music minister is celebrating the achievement of a life-long dream by opening his very own performing arts center this month in Lincolnton. Brian Jackson has always been intrigued by the arts, participating in musical theatre and songwriting since a young age, he said.…

A fireman’s best friend

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LCSO: Man caught with stolen goods

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Crouse man is accused of harboring thousands of dollars in lighting fixtures stolen from South Carolina, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Larry Kenneth Brown, 55, of the 2600 block of Livy Road, was arrested Wednesday night for possessing stolen goods, after deputies…

Grabbing some food on the go

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No-kill effort creates online petition

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County residents can now sign a petition to save the lives of area animals. The petition is part of a grassroots effort connected to No Kill Advocacy Center’s national movement. A year ago, Jena Healy, of Denver, started a local effort to make…

Pair charged for witness intimidation

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man and woman are accused of using a baseball bat to intimidate an individual at their apartment complex, whom deputies said had taken out charges on the suspects earlier this month. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Julia M. Mitchum of…

Vale mother leans on family through cancer battle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “I’ve gotten through some terrible days simple because they were there fighting with me,” western Lincoln County resident Kristin Bartone said of her family’s support the last five months of her battle with stage-two breast cancer. Bartone recently completed eight week of intense chemotherapy treatment,…