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Police explain secrecy surrounding murder case

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SBI advised investigators to keep details hidden until trial JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While police originally kept tight-lipped about details surrounding this summer’s murder case, involving slain Lincolnton couple Mike and Bonnie Vincent, in order to keep potential witnesses from being “tainted,” investigators say they now are remaining mum on…

Suspect in hold-up arrested

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police placed a Lincolnton man, accused of using a handgun to threaten a man at a city hotel this past spring, behind bars Thursday. Warren Lamont Stowe, 19, of 413 Jennings Street, was jailed for one felony count of robbery with a dangerous weapon for flashing…

Dining on local bounty in Denver

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Annual event moves east AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Farm City Week rolls on, as another event came to a close Wednesday night at Rock Springs Elementary in Denver. “Dinner in Denver” was a sold-out meal that drew in 85 local residents who had the chance to try catered dining from…

Hydac breaks ground for new plant

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Hydac North America broke ground on its lot in the Airlie Business Park in Denver on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first company to do so. “It takes some courage to be the first,” Tom Anderson, board chair of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, said when opening…

Middle-school teachers prepare for new students and curriculum

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “There is this misconception that teachers get the summer off, but we’re still working — researching and making sure we’re using effective teaching methods with our classes,” said Stacy McClain, seventh-grade English Language Arts and social studies teacher at Lincolnton Middle School. “We’re definitely still doing…

Duo tied to car battery larcenies detained in Denver

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies arrested a Mecklenburg County man and a Cabarrus County teen this month on accusations they stole more than 100 used vehicle batteries from a Wal-Mart store in the central part of the state, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies served Ulysses Evans, 25, of…

Cancer center set to open Mon.

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Gastonia-based CaroMont Health’s new Lincoln Cancer Center will officially open to patients on Monday. As the Times-News previously reported, the 5,500-square-foot facility, located at 440 McAlister Road in Lincolnton, will provide radiation oncology treatment and services to Lincoln County residents, thereby reducing the amount of travel…

Armed robbers remain at large

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Domino’s employee injured, hospitalized after hold-up JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police are on the lookout for two men who robbed the Domino’s Pizza in Lincolnton at gunpoint Sunday, injuring a store employee and sending him to the hospital, investigators said. The incident is the third armed robbery at a city…

Strike up the band

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Schools hire additional teachers for new year

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Though Lincoln County said goodbye to 25 teachers last school year, the retirees made way for an even larger number of new local educators to try their hands at educating local children this year. Seventy additional teachers were hired on for the 2012-2013 school year, according…