Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 173)

Bluegrass bands battle in West Lincoln

Share This Post

   …

Schools report smooth first week of classes

Share This Post

  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County public schools enjoyed a fairly smooth first week of the 2012-2013 school year last week, with no distractions to take away from instructional time, according to Superintendent Sherry Hoyle. Excited students and staff were apparent throughout the area as teachers prepared for…

Preparing for the unthinkable

Share This Post

  Lincoln Co. emergency responders ready in case disaster strikes DNC   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer If terrorism or other disasters threaten to disrupt the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week, Lincoln County emergency response workers will be ready to spring into action. They trained earlier this year to…

Project to preserve historic accounts

Share This Post

Joel Thomas’ scout project records conversations with WW2 veterans AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Fourteen-year-old Joel Thomas is taking his interest in history to new heights with a service project he hopes will help him become an Eagle Scout, he said. Thomas is interviewing World War II veterans, some of whom…

Denver couple among NC delegation to RNC

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Republican National Convention in Tampa officially wrapped up Thursday night, with Mitt Romney formally accepting his party’s nomination during a speech before the gathered delegates from across the country. In that crowd were Lincoln County’s own Susanne and Jerry Sellers of Denver. Susanne Sellers,…

Court Street Grille to expand into Catawba

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Court Street Grille has been a staple of downtown Lincolnton since it opened in 2003. Now, owner Osama Yousef is looking to expand on the restaurant’s success by opening a second location in Catawba County. Yousef told the Times-News on Wednesday that he expects the…

Wright takes interim helm at Arts Council

Share This Post

  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Over the last three weeks, Kae Wright has been a busy woman. The wife, mother and grandmother has been standing in for the Arts Council of Lincoln County (ACLC) as its interim Director. Wright is filling up her to-do list, as she works on…

Grand jury indicts murder suspect

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One day after a Lincoln County grand jury indicted a Lincolnton man on two counts of first-degree murder in the July death of a local husband and wife, the suspect’s defense attorney had yet to hear the news. Victoria Jayne told the Times-News on…

Keeping tabs on registered sexual offenders

Share This Post

  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is coming up with creative ways to keep tabs on local sex offenders to ensure the more than 120 individuals registered across the county actually reside at their listed residences. Checks will occur randomly and more frequently throughout the…

Parents say goodbye on first day of kindergarten

Share This Post

      AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Misty-eyed parents said goodbye to their excited and anxious children earlier this week, as they started their first day of kindergarten in Lincoln County schools. Parents weren’t shooed off right away, though, and were able to sit in with their children as…