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Board of Commissioners candidate Mike Davis dies

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Staff report A Lincoln County political candidate has died. Michael Davis, of 1554 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse, passed away on Sunday, April 6.  Davis was one of five Republican candidates currently running for a seat with the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. A native of Lincoln County, Davis…

Murder victim remembered at vigil

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County residents united at the courthouse in Lincolnton on Friday to remember the life of a woman allegedly killed late last month by her estranged husband. Amy’s House-Lincoln County’s Coalition Against Domestic Violence hosted the remembrance ceremony, which was attended by a number…

Local, state leaders celebrate at airport

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln Economic Development Association celebrated with city, county, state and airport officials on Friday as they recognized the completion of sewer services to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport and to the county’s future fourth major industrial park in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Prior…

Board of Education to hear Asbury update

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education will receive an update regarding the Design Build Contract for Asbury Alternative School on Tuesday. The Times-News previously reported that the Lincoln County Board of Education voted at its March meeting to begin contract negotiations with R.J. Leeper Construction,…

Mug sale benefits local animal shelter

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For the 17th year in a row, a local pottery shop is raising money for the abused, neglected and surrendered animals of Lincoln County. Rising Sun Pottery, located at 207 South Academy Street in Lincolnton, will host “Mugs for Mutts & Cups for Cats,”…

Around Town — 4-7-14

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TODAY Blood drive     Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Denver Fire Department, 3956 N.C. 16 in Denver. To schedule an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org. Game night                                                                                                                                           The West Lincoln Library, 5545 W. N.C. 27 in Vale, will host…

Times-News team wins advertising awards

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Criminal Charges 4-7-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  April Lynn Turner Gross, 28, of 12036 McCoy Rd. in Huntersville was charged April 2 with one count of probation violation. A $20,000 bond was set. Jake Ellis Nelson, 20, 1928 Jaya Dr. in Sherrills Ford was charged April 2…

Around Town — 4-4-14

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FRIDAY SciVisit for students Gaston College will host a SciVisit for select Lincoln and Gaston middle school students 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dallas campus. The event will promote STEMM awareness of science, technology, engineering, math and medical through hands-on, interactive activities. For more information, call Heather Woodson…

Lincolnton, Maiden banks robbed

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police have identified a man accused of robbing a bank in Lincolnton Thursday morning before fleeing the scene in a stolen vehicle. Officers have secured a felony warrant against Jean Pierre Gendron, 49, for robbery with a dangerous weapon, consider him “dangerous,” according…