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Ribbon cut

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2 and 40 pies

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Center offers cutting edge of medicine

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Doctors scrubbed in Monday for the first of what could become hundreds of minor operations performed yearly at a new $5 million East Lincoln Surgery Center built by Carolinas Medical Center. With a state-of-the-art operating room, waiting and intake area, nurses’ station and a handful of recovery beds, the facility…

College to hold classes at Lincoln Charter

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After years of eyeing growth in the area, Gaston College is partnering with Lincoln Charter School to dramatically expand the number of college courses offered in eastern Lincoln County. The first few classes are scheduled for March at the Lincoln Charter High School’s campus, just west of N.C. 16 near…

Around Town 1/26/2009

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ECA PIE DAY Extension Community Association members and others will bring pies and serve to those who attend this event. Pie tasting begins at noon Tuesday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Pie recipe booklets, which includes the recipes of the pies being served, will be sold…

Guitar septet set to perform

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The Winston-Salem Guitar Septet will play everything from Brahms to the Beatles 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The septet has five guitars, one contrabass and one requinto, a small high-pitched guitar. It is led by Dr. Alan Hirsh, founder of the Piedmont Guitar Orchestra. “He had this…

59th Anniversary

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Author encourages students to persevere

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Students at Love Memorial Elementary School heard tales of worlds inside walls, monsters in vents and giant, van-attacking bugs when author Michael Finklea visited Wednesday. “Everything becomes a story. That’s what I want you guys to remember. That’s why I love writing,” he said. Finklea is the author of, among…

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…