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Criminal Charges— 8-22-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jay Christopher Legursky, 46, of 4448 Greenfield Ct. in Maiden was charged Aug. 18 with one count of assault on a female. A $1,000 bond was set. Mary Moody Lazabeck, 32, of 6123 Kemerer Hollow Rd. in Export, Pa. was charged…

Around Town — 8-22-16

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TODAY Homecoming Zion Hill Baptist Church, located at 3460 Zion Hill Rd. in Cherryville will host Revival services through Wednesday at 7 p.m. each night. For more information please call (704) 435-3355. Wellness Discussion Lincoln County Senior Services, located at 514 South Academy Street in Lincolnton will host a “Wellness…

Officers investigating armed robberies

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Staff report Lincolnton Police Department officers are investigating several robberies at the Colonial Village apartments in the city. Officers said they responded to a call about a robbery shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A man told officers he had been robbed of money and other items at gunpoint by a black…

Men arrested in child predator sting

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Staff report Two men have been arrested in a child predator sting executed by the Lincolnton Police Department. Steven Joseph Porga, 52, of 20132 N. Main Street in Cornelius, and Samuel Leroy Overholser, 61, of 2313 Springdale Drive in Newton, are each accused of chatting online with a detective posing…

Criminal Charges — 8-19-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jamie Lynne Martin, 35, of 301 Little St. in Lincolnton was charged on August 15 with one count each of simple assault and battery or affray and injury to personal property. Rahim Jermaine Oates, 24, of 612 2nd St. in Lincolnton…

Around Town — 8-19-16

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SATURDAY Singing convention Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, located at 6670 W. Hwy. 27 in Vale will host an old-fashioned, four-part harmony convention-style congregational gospel singing from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Concert Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries, located at 1062 Hwy 16 South in Lowesville (Stanley) will host The Hinson…

Sisters to provide free school supplies for Lincoln County children

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Two sisters, Zandrea and Crystana Lattimore, have organized a back-to-school event for children in Lincoln County. On Aug. 27, parents can bring their children to Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church, where the Lattimore sisters will be giving away free school supplies, free boy’s haircuts and raffling…

Local boy, facing brain surgery, finds strength in family

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Cynthia Davis noticed something wasn’t quite right with her son, he was just 4 months old. Max Edwards, 6, was having trouble using the right side of his body. “He wasn’t making any sounds of any kind,” Davis said. “You could tell that he was…

Solicitor ordinance draws fire at county meeting

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer As early as September, Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter will present an ordinance to the Board of Commissioners regarding door-to-door solicitors. A draft of the proposal was created by Carpenter and county attorney Wesley Deaton. The state allows the county to regulate door-to-door solicitations and the…

Maiden woman still running at 96

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A person’s life is defined by all of the spontaneous emotions, experiences and interactions that occur on a daily basis. In the end, your perception of those countless memories will determine whether you look back on life favorably or with regret. Joan Andrews, 96, has lived…