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Housing, retail development proposed for Denver

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Residents of Lincoln County will have the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding a planned development in Denver at an upcoming community involvement meeting. Southeastern Land Development, LLC, submitted an application to the county in April, requesting re-zoning in order to develop 221 single-family detached lots…

Vale woman still missing

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is no closer to finding a Vale woman who has been missing since May 26. Despite following up on all active leads and tips, including searching with a K-9 search Team the area on Eaker Road where Toasha Nicole Rice was…

Students take center stage

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Lincoln Theatre Guild’s summer program walks future actors through all phases of a stage production ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln Theatre Guild kicked off its 22nd Annual Summer Drama Camp on July 14, opening registration to students from first grade through senior year of high school. A Day in…

Deputies: Man arrested after buying cocaine

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lincolnton man on Friday on charges that he possessed seven grams of cocaine. A tip from a confidential informant indicated that Dershae Mylantus Blackburn, 24, of 339 Car Farm Road, Apartment 1, was meeting with a supplier buy drugs, leading…

Nonprofit committed to community mental health

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The former Lincoln Counseling Services center is making big changes, and all for the better. Operated since October by Monarch, a non-profit organization, the behavioral health services offered at the 311 McBee Street in Lincolnton are cutting edge when it comes to helping Lincoln County residents…

Sheriff’s Office seeks help to identify thieves

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects in a theft that took place at Al Lane’s Kawasaki on East Highway 27 on July 13. The break-in occurred around 2:30 a.m. Investigators said security footages showed a small white…

Around Town — 7-23-14

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TODAY Knitting Club A knitting/corchet club will meet from 1 p.m – 3 p.m at the Lincoln County Senior Center on 514 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton. Bring your current project or come to socialize. Coffee will be provided. For more information, please call (704) 732-9053 VBS Leonard’s Fork Baptist…

Criminal Charges — 7-23-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Misty Cherish Poole, 38, of 2500 Windy Knob Trail was charged July 17 with one misdemeanor count each breaking and entering, larceny and injury to property. A $1500 secured bond was set. George Lamar Brice, 26, of Cherryville was charged July 17…

Ballard: Sheriff keeps county safe

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing our sheriff, David Carpenter. He has served Lincoln County for 31 years and has been our sheriff for four years. As we talked, I found myself in awe of how seriously he takes our safety. As citizens, we know…

New Apple Queen to be crowned

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Lincoln County contestants compete for college scholarships ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This weekend, 16 talented Lincoln County women will compete in the 35th Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant. The pageant is sponsored each year by Lincolnton’s Business and Professional Women’s Organization. “Historically, it has always been the kickoff to Apple…