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Pair charged after police chase ends in Lincoln

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies arrested two individuals Thursday morning for leading Hickory police on a vehicular chase near the Lincoln-Catawba line. Deputies said they originally detained five individuals in the case but later released three without charges. Larry Wayne Nance, 26, of 940 Cape Hickory Road, and…

Local luminaries come out for annual LTN breakfast

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Ingles still planning to open in Boger City

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A popular North Carolina-based supermarket chain is coming to Lincolnton. Ingles Markets is planning to construct a grocery store and gas station at the demolished Belding Hausman site in the Boger City area of Lincolnton. The idea to open a store at the proposed Boger City…

For the love of the team

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Cleaner who laundered LHS football’s jerseys for decades calling it quits JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For at least the last five decades, one local dry cleaning business and its owner have remained dedicated to caring for the Lincolnton High School football team’s jerseys. However, in November, owner Fred Jarrett, Sr.…

Man’s rape trial gets under way

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An Iron Station man accused of raping a teen in the county nearly four years ago is on trial this week. Defendant James Fred Reeves Jr., 39, has been charged with one felony count each of crimes against nature, first-degree burglary, indecent liberties with a child…

First Federal to celebrate grand opening of new branch in Vale

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Western Lincoln County residents will now have easy access to one of the county’s most well known banks. First Federal Savings Bank will hold their grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration on Thursday at 5 p.m., followed by a Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event from…

Commissioners approve Buffalo Shoals Road cell phone tower

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners approved several rezoning requests during its meeting Monday night. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve American Tower Corp.’s request to erect a 195-foot wireless telecommunications tower on Buffalo Shoals Road in the Ironton Township with the Planning Board’s revision. Last Monday, the…

Spelling bee C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N

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East Lincoln Relay for Life set to begin

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer It’s been nearly 10 years since Anne Willis heard the news she had cancer. As co-chair of this year’s 15th Anniversary event of East Lincoln’s Relay for Life — also headed by Sandy Hannigan — her goal is to continue encouraging the community, and entire county,…

Heroin suspect charged with breaking into buildings in own neighborhood

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 21-year-old man is accused of breaking into three different locations last month in Iron Station, deputies said. Jordan Ray Vanzandt, of 5693 Nora Drive in Iron Station, broke into a storage garage and unoccupied residence on Dec. 24, taking metal parts, copper tubing, a box…