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Historic cemetery tour on tap for downtown

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A group of citizens is organizing a guided tour of downtown Lincolnton’s historic cemeteries that will take place in October. The project is being spearheaded by Carol King in conjunction with three local churches and associated volunteers. “I just really want to do a cemetery tour,”…

Historic Lincolnton clock in experienced hands

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A historic clock that once called Court Square home will see a new life and once again hang in downtown Lincolnton thanks to the expertise of a Charlotte clock restorer. Jim VanOrsdel is a craftsman who has operated “The Clock Shop” since 1968. His resume is…

Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant preparations underway

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The 38th annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant is now three weeks away and the 12 young women vying for the crown began rehearsals this week. The 2016 installment of the Apple Pageant promises to be a year of many firsts as seven former queens…

Around Town — 7-18-16

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TUESDAY Meal Crimes Stoppers is hosting a meal at Bojangles, located at 1601 E Main St, Lincolnton from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.…

Criminal Charges — 7-18-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Lance Vaughn Alton, 18, of 4523 Maiden Hwy in Maiden was charged on July 13 with one count of driving while license revoked. Christen Bradley Cline, 36, of 1950 Peeler Rd. in Vale was charged on July 13 with one count…

Man arrested on identity theft charges

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Staff report A Lincolnton man was arrested on July 11 on identity theft charges. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kelly Paris charged Danny Eugene Dean, Jr., 37, of Hubbard Street, in connection with a case that came under investigation on May 26. Kimberly Bivens filed a report with the Lincoln…

Five charge with felony drug crimes

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Staff report Five people were charged with felony drug crimes by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office during the past week. Deputies said the arrests were the result of multiple investigations into drug activity and were a continuation of a larger investigation into meth and heroin/opiate dealers in the area. “These…

Man arrested in connection with break-ins

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Staff report A Stanley man has been charge in connection with several vehicle break-ins at neighborhoods on the Gaston County-Lincoln County line. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office charged James Tyler Brooks, 22, of 2479 Carol Drive, on July 12 after responding to a report about shots being fired near Ridgecrest…

Around Town — 7-15-16

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TODAY Pottery market The Lincoln Cultural Center, located at 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton will host the 4th annual mid-year pottery market from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions will be available. SATURDAY  Yard sale Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, located 2069 Hwy. 182 in Lincolnton will…

Criminal Charges — 7-15-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Wilbert L Mitchem, 25, of 312 S. Counselor St. in Kings Mountain was charged on July 12 with one count of civil order for arrest of child support. A $850 cash bond was set. Jimmy Wassler, 21, of 608 Fran Av.…