Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 236)

Blaze hits textile mill; damage minimal

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Firefighters responded to a small-scale blaze over the weekend at a Lincolnton textile plant, the same site where a “suspicious” fire occurred just five months earlier. The incident took place around 9 p.m. at Mohican Mills, located at 1419 E. Gaston Street. Fire officials said…

Employee reports scaring off would-be robbers

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton Goodwill employee was emptying trash at the store Friday night when he said he encountered two men with ski masks, one of whom was armed with a knife. Bobby Blalock was outside the Goodwill store, located at 510 Vaughn Way, around 8:40 p.m. unloading…

County, city planning boards conduct joint meeting

Share This Post

SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Planning Board met jointly with the Lincolnton Planning Board and staff Tuesday evening for a workshop to discuss mutual planning issues. Presided over by Jeff Frushtick, chair of the Lincoln County Planning Board, the meeting was the first of its kind in…

Company in national spotlight

Share This Post

Nayeli Ramirez / Lincoln Times-News Bruce Cochrane, owner and CEO of Lincolnton Furniture Company, met with President Obama last week and is scheduled appear on NBC next week over his efforts to bring furniture jobs back to America. Cochrane’s initiative helps renew faith in U.S. furniture industry   SARAH LOWERY…

Lincoln County stores spared as Delhaize announces plans to close supermarkets

Share This Post

Food Lions in Linconton, Denver survive; Mooresville Bottom Dollar doesn’t   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer All Lincoln County locations have been spared as yet another retail chain announced closings affecting the region last week. Delhaize America, the Belgian supermarket chain that owns Food Lion and other stores, announced on Wednesday…

Charlotte company wins three DOT road projects

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three different stretches of Lincoln County roadways could be resurfaced as early as this spring. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced through a press release early last week that they’ve awarded a Charlotte construction company a more than $1 million contract to complete four…

Expanded Habitat effort in Lincoln Co. planned

Share This Post

Contributed Denver resident Bill Lifsey hangs a coconut in the Habitat for Humanity home of a family in India. Lifsey is scaling back some of his international Habitat projects this year to focus on Lincoln County. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Bill Lifsey, Denver resident and dedicated worker for Lincoln County’s…

School Board splits on elections

Share This Post

3-2 decision angers Clayton Mullis, whose alternative plan was rejected SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education decided in a split vote Wednesday night which districts from the new redistricting plan will be up for election this year. Following a motion by board member George Dellinger proposing…

Police looking for gunman after home invasion

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police are looking for a man accused of pointing a gun at a teen girl before robbing her Lincolnton residence late Tuesday night. According to Det. Mark Sain, both a 14-year-old girl and her younger sister were home alone on the 700 block of Lincoln Street…

Police: Meth lab found in vehicle

Share This Post

JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton Police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning after discovering he had been cooking methamphetimines in a lab inside his vehicle for almost a day. Authorities also said  they believe he is responsible for a second lab found behind his residence Thursday morning. Sgt. Matt…