Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 2)

Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant preparations underway

Share This Post

MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The 38th annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant is now three weeks away and the 12 young women vying for the crown began rehearsals this week. The 2016 installment of the Apple Pageant promises to be a year of many firsts as seven former queens…

Denver Days gears up with free concerts

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Denver Days festival has entered its 14th year and will celebrate its permanent move to Rescue Squad Park with a “Music in the Park” series. The Rotary Club of Denver Lake Norman event is made possible in 2016 by a sponsorship from Hecht Realty. “I…

Pair arrested in NY for 2015 break-in, car theft

Share This Post

Staff report Two people have been arrested in New York in connection with a break-in and car theft in October. Anthony Thomas Griffa, 23, and Zariah Kenyatta Wingate, 21, both of Pineview Lane in Gastonia, are accused of breaking into a home and stealing a number of items, including televisions…

Disgraced firefighter back in court

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Former Lincoln County firefighter Lee Keever, who was convicted in May 2014 of stealing money from two departments, is back in court, this time for worthless checks. Lee Keever will appear in court again on July 15 for three worthless check warrants from 2013. Keever admitted…

Bids come in high for First Federal Park

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Construction bids for Lincolnton’s downtown First Federal Park have come in higher than city officials had hoped for. Four qualified bids were received for the project, which is working under a construction budget of approximately $305,000. Two of the bids were virtually identical, with base bids…

Three Lincolnton Police Department officers receive certifications

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Three Lincolnton Police Department officers received certifications and were recognized by the City Council during the council’s July 7 regular session. Tiffany Cline and Rick Hensley received their Intermediate Law Enforcement certificates and Billy Siebenhaar received his Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement certificates. “Each of these…

Trio arrested in connection with Cherryville break-in

Share This Post

Staff report Three people have been charged in connection with several break-ins on Clarence Beam Road in Cherryville. One of the suspects, Crystal Lynn Dellinger, 45, of Cedar Grove Church Road in Vale, was already in jail on charges that she broke into the Cat Square Family Restaurant, her former…

Charlotte residents arrested in connection with break-ins

Share This Post

Staff report Four Charlotte residents have been arrested in connection with a break-in in Iron Station. Deputies were dispatched to a break-in in progress at a home in the 2800 block of Devine Road after a neighbor saw a group leaving the home in an older model blue Oldsmobile. The…

Ghost hunters come back to Lincoln Cultural Center

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A group of Tennessee-based ghost hunters spent Friday night in the Lincoln Cultural Center seeking evidence of paranormal activity. While the evening produced unexplained noises and more than a few goosebumps, nothing concrete could be taken from the adventure. The historic structure, initially built in the…

Four decades of experience drives Southern Charm Winery

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The recipe for success isn’t a complicated one for Lincolnton’s Southern Charm Winery, but it’s one that includes decades of research and experience, dedication to a craft and, ultimately, a passion for making wine that brings customers from across the country to Lincoln County. Owners Dwight…