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Heroin, cocaine seized in separate traffic stops

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized nearly an ounce of heroin and a half-ounce of cocaine in two traffic stops on Saturday. Following a month-long investigation, members of the Sheriff’s Office narcotics division received information regarding individuals that were allegedly transporting narcotics from Charlotte to Lincoln…

Lawndale man arrested for stalking

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Lawndale man was charged with misdemeanor stalking following an investigation by the Lincolnton Police Department. A female victim filed a report on Sept. 17 that a white male was behaving suspiciously in the parking lot of her place of business. According to a press release…

City men arrested for drugs, weapons

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two Lincolnton men are facing drug and weapons charges after city police executed search warrants at their address on Thursday. The Lincolnton Police Department served search warrants at 722 E. Pine Street following a multi-week investigation that was initiated after citizen complaints of criminal and drug…

Bunker Hill students die in car crash

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Staff report Two 15-year-old Bunker Hill High School students were killed in a car crash in Catawba County on Friday. Troopers said Alex Sigmon of Claremont and Justin Turner of Conover died when the vehicle they were traveling in, a 2002 Mercedes, was traveling east on Riverbend Road in Conover,…

United Way hosts meeting to tackle community issues

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Dozens of representatives from non-profit organizations and local government agencies across Lincoln County came together for a community-wide meeting on Thursday. The discussion, led by United Way of Lincoln County and hosted at the Lincoln County YMCA, was created in an effort to collectively identify and…

State transportation funding on agenda for Board of Commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding the approval of Fiscal Year 2015 Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) at a meeting tonight. Lincoln County’s Director of Emergency Medical Services, Ron Rombs, is expected to present the proposal to commissioners. According to a…

Criminal Charges — 10-6-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Walter Thomas Rinderer 33, of 1496 Tin Lane in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 2 with one count each of driving while license revoked and careless and reckless driving. A $10,000 secured bond was set. Lisa Michelle Schronce, 33, of 160 Joe…

Around Town — 10-6-14

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TUESDAY Board of Education meetings The Lincoln County Board of Education has scheduled the following committee meetings beginning at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education Administrative Offices at 353 North Generals Blvd in Lincolnton: Policy Committee at 6 p.m.; Budget and Finance Committee immediately following the Policy meeting and…

LEDA marks Industry Appreciation Month

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Staff report The Lincoln Economic Development Association kicked off Industry Appreciation Month with a proclamation signed by Board of Commissioners Chairman Alex Patton and Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland. For the past 11 years, the city and county have celebrated October as a month to show appreciation for the strong industry…

Obituaries — 10-6-14

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Linda Marie LaRock Baum Mrs. Linda Marie LaRock Baum, age 77, of 207 Apt. K, Arbor Run Drive, Lincolnton, died Saturday, October 4, 2014. There are no services planned for Mrs. Baum at this time. Mrs. Baum was born on April 15, 1937 and was the daughter of the late…