Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 232)

Gov. Perdue won’t seek re-election

Share This Post

RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue said Thursday she will not seek re-election because she fears a fight with Republicans over public education would become too political. But she entered the election year with some baggage: a campaign finance investigation, sagging poll numbers and worries from fellow Democrats she would…

Feds aid deputies in drug suspect roundup

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with federal authorities Thursday morning in their first round-up of the new year, apprehending more than half of the individuals wanted in the operation, codenamed “.38 Special.” Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted a total of 38 individuals…

Convicted felon is charged in home invasion

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have apprehended a convicted felon accused of attempting to rape a teen girl while robbing a Lincolnton residence earlier this month. The incident occurred on Jan. 10 at a home on Lincoln Street, police said. The victim and her sister were at the home around…

Plea deal, sentencings close out murder case

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office can close the file on a nearly two-year-old murder case after a judge recently sentenced two Hickory men to at least two decades in prison for the second-degree charges. The sentences came as part of a plea deal reached Dec. 1,…

Cochrane: Obama invite a surprise

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer After months of national media attention, Bruce Cochrane, owner and CEO of Lincolnton Furniture Company, has experienced arguably the highest honor yet after being invited as a guest of the first lady’s for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. Having previously attended…

Quarantine for canine after biting todder’s face

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dog has been placed on quarantine at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter after authorities said it bit a toddler on the face and neck. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a residence located on the 1100 block of Confederate Road in Lincolnton, according…

NC guests underscore Obama’s speech

Share This Post

Staff and wire reports   WASHINGTON — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to shrink the gap between rich and poor, promising to tax the wealthy more and help jobless Americans get work and hang onto their homes. Seeking re-election and…

Deputies: Cocaine found in vehicle

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County deputies said they seized nearly 100 grams of cocaine from a Catawba County man’s vehicle Friday after he was stopped for driving drunk down an area road. Deputies believed that 22-year-old Newton resident Jose Domingo Ramirez was under the influence of alcohol while…

McHenry responds to attacks from GOP primary challenger

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, of North Carolina’s 10th District, has responded after coming under fire again from Denver journalist and congressional candidate Ken Fortenberry. Fortenberry, who is challenging McHenry for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in May’s Republican primary, released new complaints…

A taste of Pie Day

Share This Post

Heather Jenkins, 6, joins hundreds of others at the annual observance of Pie Day on Tuesday at the Citizens Center.…