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Woman arrested at Wal-Mart for counterfeit traveler’s check

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Staff report A Georgia woman tried to pass a counterfeit traveler’s check at the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Sunday, police said. Lincolnton Police Department officers responded to the store around 2:45 p.m. and spoke with Kimberly Elise Dumas, 46, of 5150 Glendora Drive in Powder Springs, Georgia. Officers said Dumas tried…

Police: Man caught in the act of stealing TV

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Staff report Lincolnton police officers caught a man in the process of stealing a television set from a South Aspen Street residence on Sunday, according to a press release. Officers said they found Reginald Eugene Jones, 46, of Catawba Street in Lincolnton, trying to leave a residence while carrying a…

Obituaries — 12-8-14

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Carolyn Louise Brown Houser Mrs. Carolyn Louise Brown Houser, age 76, of 465 Catsquare Road, Lincolnton died Saturday, December 6, 2014. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Anthony Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Bean, and Rev. Ken Faulkenberry officiating. The family will…

Criminal Charges 12-8-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Richard Nazzair Bianco, 30, of 4407 Bach Dr. in Sherrills Ford was charged Dec. 4 with one count of possession of marijuana exceeding ½ oz. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Eric Bernard Ramseur, 43, of 1805 Tomes Rd. in Lincolnton…

Rudisill named mayor of Cat Square

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer After all of the smoke cleared from a late flurry of voting in Cat Square’s annual mayoral race, one person was left standing and honored as Cat Square’s 41st ceremonial mayor. Sheldon “Tater” Rudisill edged out nominees Bobby Gannt and David McKissick and will be honored…

ABC store planned for western Lincoln County

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission is currently working with state officials to develop a liquor store for western Lincoln County, at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 18. According to Lincoln County ABC Commission chair Mike Baker, the venture is still in its…

Three nabbed in drug busts

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested three people Thursday in two separate incidents during a surveillance operation south of Lincolnton. Narcotics investigators were conducting an undercover operation near the Dollar General store in High Shoals and completed a hand-to-hand drug transaction with the suspects, deputies said. Tina…

Veterans recognized at Pearl Harbor ceremony

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Lincolnton mayor honors vets for service, courage PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When Lincolnton Mayor John O. Gilleland made a heartfelt and emotional tribute to Lincoln County veterans at Thursday’s City Council meeting, it was apparent that he expected the city would unite on Sunday at a Pearl Harbor Day observance…

City, DDA clash over funding

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s Downtown Development Association clashed with City Council during a funding discussion at a meeting Thursday night. During her presentation, Downtown Development Association chair Brooke Sherrill asked council members to consider rolling over unexpended funds from the Business and Community Development Department Façade Grant Program, during…

Denver gets in the Christmas spirit with annual parade

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