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UNC-Chapel Hill graduates listed

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently released its list of local students who earned degrees in the spring. From Lincolnton, Patrick L. Fletcher earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Also from Lincolnton, students who received bachelor’s degrees were Sade Simone Carter, journalism and mass communications; Jose Manuel…

CMC-Lincoln staff rates workplace high

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Employees of Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln gave their workplace high marks in a recent national survey, according to a CMC press release. CMC-Lincoln placed high in seven out of nine categories, including awards for Teamwork within Departments, Teamwork between Departments, Immediate Supervisor Relationships, Overall as a place to work, Training and…

CMC-Lincoln offers older drivers program

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Carolina Medical Center-Lincoln wants to help keep elderly motorists safe by making sure their car fits them correctly. In collaboration with AAA, the AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CMC-Lincoln is hosting a program called “CarFit.” CMC-Lincoln officials trained in the “CarFit”…

Sinclair wins prizes in DDA promotion

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Jennifer Sinclair of Lincolnton is the winner of the 2008 Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt, presented by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton. For the past two weeks, the City of Lincolnton has been celebrating “Independents Days” to motivate customers to support their community by shopping at locally owned, independent…

Arrest made in kidnapping

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A third person suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a homeless man was arrested Monday evening by Newton Police. Jarvis Ledon McCullough, 27, Newton was charged with first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and two counts of sexual offense, authorities said. He is held at the Catawba…

Most Wanted arrest made

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One person was arrested after his picture was displayed in the Lincoln Times-News Most Wanted section. Justin E. Blalock, 23, was wanted on charges of possession with the intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substances and misdemeanor larceny, authorities said. Blalock was also charged with misdemeanor resist, obstruct and…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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MEN’S BASKETBALL Men’s basketball is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays in the gym at New Life Baptist Church, 270 Car Farm Road, Lincolnton. There is also prayer and a devotion. There is no cost, and all men are welcome. REVIVAL Apostle Brooks and New Providence Full Gospel Church…

STOPPING TRAFFIC

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Around Town 7/18/2008

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VISION VAN The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton are co-sponsoring the North Carolina Lions’ “See the 21st Century” Vision Van from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Eye screenings will be given free of charge. All individuals who wish…

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 James M. Wilson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of assault on a…