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Woman dies in two-car wreck near Lincoln County line

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County medics assisted a head-on collision near the Mecklenburg/Lincoln County line Saturday that claimed the life of 35-year-old woman and sent two others, including an infant, to an area hospital, various news media outlets have said. Kristy Miller perished in the wreck, which…

Trio faces charges after missing teen is found

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three western Lincoln County residents are accused of hiding a recent runaway teen in the attic of a home where drugs were also present, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives located Justin Scott Rathbone, 15, on Tuesday in the attic of a residence on Bess Chapel Church…

Fox films ‘Sleepy Hollow’ pilot in Lincolnton

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The old Laboratory Mill on Southfork Road in Lincolnton was once again the site of a Hollywood production this week as 20th Century Fox Television was in town to shoot a pilot episode for a remake of “Sleepy Hollow.” John Dellinger, who owns and is restoring…

City Council passes UDO amendment

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer An amendment to the Lincolnton Unified Development Ordinance approved in a split vote by the City Council Thursday night will reduce the separation requirement previously stipulated for social clubs and lounges in downtown, with those in favor of the change saying it will help reduce barriers…

Rotary celebrates 20th annual auction with gala

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor The Lincoln County Rotary is celebrating two decades of auction success with a 1940s-themed gala event at the Lincolnton Plaza on Apr. 13. The “black tie optional” event will feature music from The Fantastic Shakers, who will be throwing some big band tunes into their typical…

Man dies after leaping from vehicle during domestic dispute

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A North Lincoln High School graduate died Sunday at a Charlotte hospital, two days after he jumped from a moving vehicle during a domestic dispute, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene around 4 p.m. Friday…

Deputies locate missing teen

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A West Lincoln High School student, who had been missing from his county home for nearly a week, was located Tuesday, deputies said. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reached out Monday for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Justin Scott Rathbone. The teen’s mother…

Emotional day at civil trial

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “My whole life has changed,” Richard Coppick told jurors and others in a Lincoln County courtroom Tuesday about the years following his son’s death. The still-grieving father took the stand during the second week of a civil trial centered on a June 2008 yacht…

City Council to vote on amendment to Unified Development Ordinance

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  LTN Staff Reports   The Lincolnton City Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. On the agenda for the meeting are: A public hearing will be conducted prior to a vote on a proposed amendment to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance that would…

Spring Break sports

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