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Around Town 1/23/2009

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ART STROLL The Art Stroll will be 5:30-9 p.m. this evening in Downtown Lincolnton. The event will feature the work of more than 70 professional and local artists at 15 locations throughout the town. The free event will feature live entertainment and complimentary refreshments at select locations. For more information,…

Ribbon cut

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Denver woman an Emmy winner, bridesmaid expert

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n EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathy Scott Rummage, 33, is known for her work as a journalist and bridal Web site entrepreneur. After starting her career in radio broadcasting in Winston-Salem, she headed to Asheville where she was a news anchor for an ABC affiliate. On September 11, 2001, Rummage was on…

Ex-Panther to speak at Salem Bapt.

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Former Carolina Panther and Mike Minter will speak Sunday at Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton. “He’s a great speaker — dynamic, good Christian testimony,” said the Rev. Andy Royals with Salem Baptist Church. Minter will speak at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and both services are open to the…

Man reports being struck and robbed in his home

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Authorities are on the lookout for two people accused of robbing a man Wednesday at his western Lincoln County home. The resident of a home in the 2000 block of N.C. 150 West told Sheriff’s Deputy R.L. Grant that two white males came to his residence, to look at some…

Rape added to charges against detainee

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A Cherryville man, recently indicted on fraud charges now faces allegations of rape. Randolph Alexander Watterson, 42, is accused of having sex with two juvenile girls on separate occasions, said Sgt. Chris Reynolds with the Gaston County Police Department. Watterson was indicted by a Gaston County grand jury earlier this…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…

‘Potter’s Hands’ wins photo competition

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For John Arrowood, photography is both a creative and spiritual practice. “A lot of my photography is driven by my faith,” he said. “It’s a way to help people see what I see in God’s creation.” Arrowood won Best in Show in the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s Amateur Photography…

Paintball vandal targets more than twenty homes

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Lincolnton Police are on the lookout for a person that allegedly shot paintballs at several vehicles, homes and businesses early Saturday morning. A homeowner in the 600 block of S. Grove St., alerted police that her home and vehicle had been shot with orange paintballs, Officer R.J. Barlowe II reported.…

Hotel ex-manager charged with ‘milking the payroll’

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A western Lincoln County woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from a local hotel. Tatiana Gonzalez, 34, Vale, is accused of embezzling about $200,000 from the Comfort Inn on East Main Street, Lincolnton police reported. Hospitality Group Management, which oversees 17 hotels including Comfort…