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Council mulls water deal with county

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A solution to the Lincolnton and Lincoln County water dilemma may be on the horizon. During their meeting Thursday night, Lincolnton City Council members discussed the most recent turn of events surrounding negotiations between the selling of city water to the county. According to…

Vale man charged with pill possession

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man accused of illegally possessing several hundred dollars’ worth of prescription pills made a first court appearance in the case on Thursday, according to deputies. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Tim Johnson, head of the Major Crimes Unit, initiated a…

Police: Man admits assaulting girl

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A man receiving housing assistance from a Lincoln County family was jailed Wednesday after confessing to deputies that he sexually assaulted a 7-year-old resident during his stay at the home. Clay Allen Rudisill, 51, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. after officers located him…

County still discussing move to old hospital

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Several Lincoln County departments may be moving into a new home, according to County Manager Tracy Jackson. On April 25, Jackson and Assistant County Manager Martha Lide invited Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners to attend a tour of the old Lincoln County Hospital…

Exposing what lies beneath

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  LCHA project cleans, restores church’s old headstones   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A project sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Association and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton commenced this month with the goal of cleaning, resetting and repairing a number of the more than 300 headstones located inside…

Candidate Survey: Republican Board of Commissioners primary

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    Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of seven questions to the Republican candidates running in the May 6 primary for the Board of Commissioners election. Their written responses are listed below.   Why did you decide to run for the Board of Commissioners?   Bill Beam:…

Murder suspect appears in court

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man accused of shooting and killing his younger brother on Thursday appeared before a Lincoln County district court judge on Friday morning. Jeffery Dwayne Anders, 44, of 3381 Windy Hill Road, stood shackled in his orange jail suit as Judge Ali Paksoy appointed him…

Worlds of Star Wars, Shakespeare collide

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The Lincoln County Public Library hosted the final day of its celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on Saturday with a Star Wars-themed Intergalactic Renaissance Fair at the Citizen’s Center.…

Candidate Survey: Clerk of Court

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of seven questions to candidates running in the May 6 primary on the Republican ticket in the Clerk of Court election. Their responses are listed below. Why did you decide to run for Clerk of Court? Candy Burgin: I was approached a…

Meet the Candidate: Rich Permenter

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Ask Rich Permenter where he’s from, and he’ll have a hard time giving you a concrete answer. Permenter, a Denver resident and Republican candidate for the Board of Commissioners, was born in Washington, D.C. into a family whose patriarch was a career Coast Guard man. But…