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Killian honored for conservation

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Kay Killian, an assistant district attorney in Lincoln County, was recently presented with an award for her efforts to help preserve local lands. The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission named her the recipient of its 2013 “Blue Fin Award,” handed out annually to recognize…

Nominations sought for ‘Woman of the Year’

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  LTN Staff Report   Nominations are currently being sought for the Business and Professional Women’s Club 2013 Lincoln County “Woman of the Year” award, handed out every November. Presented since 1958, the award’s intent is to recognize and honor an “outstanding area woman for her contributions of outstanding service,…

Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient visits local students

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Lincolnton High holds homecoming

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Trio busted at meth lab

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An alleged theft investigation turned into a meth lab bust Tuesday, resulting in drug charges for a western Lincoln County man and a 16-year-old, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives said while responding to a larceny call near Vale, they located an active “shake-and-bake” lab…

Lawsuit against county dismissed

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A years-long lawsuit between Lincoln County and the town of Maiden is finally settled. The complaint against the county by Maiden regarding sewer-line services for the Lincoln County Industrial Park has been dismissed, Alex Patton, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, confirmed Wednesday. County Attorney…

West Lincoln ROTC holds Pass in Review

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County boasts crisis response school

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For at least the last six years, Lincoln County has served as the only location in the country with a crisis response training school. County Fire Marshal and Lincolnton Pastor Mike Futrell joined in 2007 with Dr. Tina S. Brookes, internationally-known critical response trainer…

Candidate forum coming up

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host a candidate forum for those municipal-government hopefuls on the ballot in November. “It’s such a big city-election year,” Tim Holder, interim chairman of the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee, said Wednesday. Holder, who will…

UNC science bus makes stop in Lincoln County

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