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Deputies: Drug sting leads to heroin bust

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   After nearly three weeks of undercover work, Sheriff’s narcotics officers busted two Iron Station residents for heroin possession Monday night. Angel Elizabeth Marie Moses, 22, of 6128 Nolen Acres Lane, and Joshua Lee Nolen, 27, of 6125 Nolen Acres Lane, have each been placed under…

Denver motorist charged for cocaine after traffic stop

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies charged a Denver man with cocaine possession following a traffic stop in the eastern end of the county on Tuesday. Authorities said they stopped the vehicle after noticing a headlight was burned out. The stop occurred around 2 p.m. on N.C. 27, near Asbury Church…

EL fire team plans 3rd year aiding needy kids

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The East Lincoln Fire Department is hoping to do its part this holiday season in helping the community by taking several needy children and their families Christmas shopping Thursday as part of its third-annual ELF Project. Fire officials expect to aid more than 100 children…

Celebrating in Cat Square

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TV show builds new home for Lincoln family

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Staff Reports   The family of James and Devonda Friday was greeted Sunday morning by Bellamy Homes and the stars of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with news that they are the television show’s newest beneficiaries. Bellamy Homes will immediately begin demolishing their old house at 105 Moore St. in…

Federal officers arrest suspected heroin dealer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Gaston County woman wanted for heroin possession since August was finally apprehended by U.S. Marshal’s officers Thursday night. A Sheriff’s Office press release said that 28-year-old Karen Michelle Helms, formerly of 118 Vista Park Drive in Dallas, but who now lists a Cramerton address,…

Parading in Cat Square

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  Image courtesy of Ronn McCann / Special to LTN…

Firefighters: Calls to collect money a scam

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Firefighters Association is warning area residents of a phone scam that’s fraudulently using the group’s name to collect money for people who don’t have smoke detectors in their homes. Authorities with the LCFA noted that they have not and will not request…

Fifth-graders treated to classical music concert

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   The Citizens Center in Lincolnton rocked with the sounds of music Wednesday morning, but it wasn’t rock music. Instead, fifth grade students from the county were treated to a performance of classical music presented by the North Carolina Symphony. Bonnie Brown, one of eight…

More students knew about bomb threats?

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Authorities have said that a number of Lincoln Charter high school students may have previously been aware of bomb threats emailed to school officials earlier this month. Sheriff’s Office investigators told the Times-News that they’ve conducted interviews with certain students who have revealed that the 15-year-old…