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Crime on the rise in N.C. schools

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Lincoln schools among safest Crime increased more than 12 percent in North Carolina schools last year, while the number of weapons and drugs found on campuses also climbed, according to an annual state report released this week. But locally, Lincoln County schools enjoyed a low level of criminal incidents on…

Grand Opening

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Lincoln County Commissioner Tom Andserson cuts the ribbon with America’s Choice owner Rose Cramer and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Cindy Kale / LTN Photo…

Dancing for Divinity

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The Liturgical Dance Ministry at Rock Hill United Methodist Church is growing in popularity. Ashley McLean, JarDearia McLean, Shaye McLean, Shasta Clinton, Crystal Bost and Jessica Shipp practiced Monday night for the upcoming recital. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo STANLEY — Young people at Rock Hill United Methodist Church have…

Having front row seats for victory

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Each election day provides a bit of irony for one Lincolnton resident. Florene Reinhardt lives directly across from Republican headquarters on Academy Street. During Tuesday night’s excitement, Reinhardt and her friend from Lake Norman, Ruby Lail, had a front row seat — sitting in rocking chairs on her front porch.…

Art Opening

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Mary Jane Howard, executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council, prepares pieces for the County-wide Art Show that opens Sunday. The reception and awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Paradise gets third proposal

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Developers of Paradise Lakes, the proposed 325-lot subdivision and water-skiing community in east Lincoln, may be coming back with a new plan. “We have had some preliminary contacts about the possibility of submitting a new plan on the property that would not call for any lakes,” said Randy Hawkins, zoning…

Craft Creations

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Polly White, decorates a Christmas tree for this year’s fifth annual craft sale which will be this Saturday at Unity Presbyterian Church. This will be the church’s fifth annual craft show, held from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. All crafts are handmade or hand decorated by Church members. Crafts include…

Lake Calendar

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CRAFT SHOW Unity Presbyterian Church will have their fifth annual craft show, Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All crafts are handmade or hand decorated by church members. Crafts include baskets, purses, knitted scarves and Christmas items. A handmade quilt is also being raffled. Breakfast and lunch…

Carving Creations — Craft Fair to be held Saturday

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Terry Poovey’s grandfather taught him a thing or two about woodcarving when he was a child. But it wasn’t until four years ago that he made it a pastime. Poovey, who has won many ribbons and awards for his ability, is one of many Lincoln County residents who will participate…

West students work the polls on election day

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A handful of West Lincoln High School students spent election day right in the thick of things. “Politics have always been interesting to me, and I wanted to see how it all worked,” said Valerie Site, a senior at the high school. Site and six fellow students spent their day…