Home » Archives by category » Local News » Top Stories (Page 98)

Heroin, gun seized at home, suspects at-large

Share This Post

Staff report Lincolnton Police Department officers have obtained warrants for two city residents on felony heroin possession charges. Brandon Scott Barnette, 24, and Chassidy Nicole Leming, 24, both of 1621 Sigmon Road, are suspected of possessing “a significant amount of high-quality black heroin, several dosage units of prescription medication, a…

Commissioners considering 1-cent tax increase

Share This Post

ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners appear willing to discuss the possibility of a small tax increase to cover local water needs. Commissioner Bill Beam brought the subject up Thursday when county officials convened for a scheduled budget meeting to discuss utilities and solid waste. The fiscal year ends…

Lincolnton Cardinals legacy lives on with donation to LCHA

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A Louisville Slugger baseball bat bearing the signature of former Lincolnton Cardinals shortstop Junior Nathaniel Dodgin was donated to the Lincoln County Historical Association by his son, Ted Dodgin, on Feb. 23 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “Daddy loved the game of baseball and he loved…

Lincoln Charter teacher Preston Springer drops out of BOC race

Share This Post

ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In a statement released Saturday, Preston Springer announced he is ending his campaign for Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Springer, a teacher at Lincoln Charter School, listed “the potential for some changes in my professional and educational life” that could impact his ability to serve the…

All-Star Cafe brings ‘twist’ to Lincolnton Food and WineFest

Share This Post

PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When the Lincolnton Food and WineFest sprinkles Main Street with a variety of food trucks, wineries, street performers and activities for children on April 23, John Rust will perch his All-Star Cafe truck amongst the other food vendors. Rust, a former information technology manager in the…

Candidates forum in West Lincoln set for Tuesday

Share This Post

ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Candidates running for local office will have one more chance to address voters when they meet Tuesday night at the West Lincoln Area Council office. The final candidates forum will begin at 6:30 p.m., and only Republican candidates participating in the March 15 primary were invited.…

Woman charged with selling prescription drugs

Share This Post

Staff report A Lincolnton woman has been charged with selling prescription drugs. Kristy Diane Bravo, 29, of 2031 River Road, was arrested on Wednesday after an eight-month investigation, according to a press release from the Lincolnton Police Department. Bravo was charged with felony possession with intent to sell hydrocodone, sell/deliver…

Couple donates $50k to local schools

Share This Post

ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Elementary STEM programs at two county schools received a recent boost courtesy of a large donation from Jim and Frances Mundy. The Mundys gave $25,000 each to Lincoln Charter School and Pumpkin Center Intermediate School, money earmarked for the schools’ science, technology, engineering and math programs.…

Candidate Survey: U.S. House District 10

Share This Post

Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of seven questions to candidates running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives District 10 seat: incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry and challengers Jeff Gregory and Albert Wiley Jr. Their responses are listed below.   If you could introduce one…

NCPA Awards: Michael Gebelein, First Place, Editorials

Share This Post

The editorials below, written by Managing Editor Michael Gebelein, won first place in the North Carolina Press Association 2015 editorial contest.   Our View — This isn’t Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chairman Carrol Mitchem might think he speaks for Lincoln County. He doesn’t. But the reality is that, as…