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Undercover narcotics probe prompts Denver man’s arrest

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A Denver man is facing several felony charges following an undercover operation by narcotics investigators. Eugene Henry Porter, 40, was arrested Wednesday in Mecklenburg County on Lincoln County charges, said Larry Seagle, public information officer for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Porter’s arrest was a result of an investigation where…

Lincolnton Firefighter awards

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Classroom without walls

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Braving bone-chilling temperatures, wild animals and methane-spewing mud pits, a Lincoln Charter School teacher Tuesday completed a five-day field trip with his students to one of the most untamed national parks in the United States. And he did it without even having parents sign permission slips. Steve Hall, who teaches…

Developers eye acreage as site for apartments

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More than 50 acres southwest of the key intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73 are being considered for a large apartment complex development, according to county planners. Kelly Atkins, director of the Building and Land Development for Lincoln County, said he met Friday for the first time with representatives…

ELHS junior finding ‘Wright’ stuff

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Lindsy Wright of the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs prepares to take a free throw (above). Wright takes a one-handed jumper over Draughn defender Jill Grady. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo DENVER — It goes without saying that Lindsy Wright is not only one of the tallest players in the 1A/2A…

Store brings weight-loss program to Denver

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Totally Fit 4 Life, a medical weight loss program, will soon begin its annual Weight Loss Challenge. Debra Powell, owner of locations in Denver, Shelby and Hickory, said this is the second year her company has done the program. “Our previous Weight Loss Challenge was such a hit among our…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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What are some volunteer activities people can do to help the community in east Lincoln County?” Tommy Nixon, Denver: “We don’t do anything outside the church really. We support East Lincoln Christian Ministry. It’s important what they do to help people who need a hand.” Sherman Dramer, Denver: “I think…

Around Town 1/21/2009

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BBQ FUNDRAISER Cub Scout Pack 76 will host a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Crowell Memorial Church. The cost is $7 per plate. The meal includes barbecue with bun, slaw, baked beans, chips and dessert. Dine-in and take-out meals are available. Proceeds will benefit pack…

Around Town 1/19/2009

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BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross, Lincoln County Chapter, will have a blood drive, 2:30-7 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church. MLK DAY The Coalition of Churches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will march at 3 p.m. this afternoon from the Cultural Center to the Court Square on East…

Buffet breakfast

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