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WoodMill Winery hosts Grape Stomp Festival

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Around Town — 8-21-15

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Around town for August 21, 2015. SATURDAY Country breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. Everyone is welcome.   Movie night Bethel Lutheran Church,…

Stompin’ Good Time: Grape Stomp Festival kicks off

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With more than 80 vendors expected, featuring art, handmade crafts, woodturning, pottery, nursery plants, jewelry, quilts, homemade fudge and dips, WoodMill Winery will celebrate a near decade of fun as the Grape Stomp Festival kicks off on Saturday and runs through Sunday. What started as a…

New Asbury school nearly ready for students

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer As Lincoln County Schools prepares for a new school year beginning Monday, there is still some significant work to be done inside the brand new Asbury Academy. A dedication for the school originally scheduled for Thursday was postponed indefinitely while installers finish unpacking and setting up…

Neighbors push county for water access

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The showing was impressive and the voices were loud, but criticisms aimed in a variety of directions Wednesday were met with the cold realization that it could take thousands of dollars and nearly unanimous neighborhood support for some Denver residents to receive a connection to the…

Officers remain visible at schools

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The concept of a school resource officer was relatively foreign in the United States prior to the late 1950s. Initially, an SRO was used as way to facilitate a better relationship between young teens and law enforcement. A Flint, Michigan experiment during the Dwight Eisenhower presidency…

Airport business park could break ground in 2018

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A proposed business park addition to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport could not only bring in new business to the area, but also much-needed tax revenue. A 2009 study initiated by the Lincoln Economic Development Association, Lincoln County Planning and Inspections and the City of Lincolnton…

Volunteers to come together to build YMCA playground

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer There is no long-term building plan for the playground that will soon sit across the street from the Lincoln County YMCA. Engineers and architects weren’t hired and the project wasn’t subject to a bidding process. Instead, it’s the product of a KaBOOM! playground grant, and its…

Criminal Charges — 8-21-15

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Criminal charges for August 21, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brad David Shults, 37, of 341 Sunny Hill Dr. in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 14 with one count each of assault by strangulation and felony breaking and entering a building. Cody Wayne Hicks, 23, of…

Sheriff offers back to school safety tips

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Staff report Sheriff David Carpenter offered some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and forth to school or their school bus stops this year: While walking, remember to always travel with a friend. Two heads are better than one, especially if there’s an emergency. A stranger…