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Criminal Charges— 10-6-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Debra Shae Stanley, 33, of 135 Sadler Rd. in Alexis was charged Sept. 30 with one count of failure to appear. Brandon Laroy Williams, 24, of 7569 Bluff Point Ln. in Denver was charged Sept. 30 with one count each of…

Ordinance to address street preachers on council agenda

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council will hear a recommendation from the City of Lincolnton Steering Committee regarding a proposed amendment to the city’s special events and festivals ordinance that could address the recent complaints about street preachers at public events. In August, steering committee chairman Fred Jarrett…

Medal of Honor recipients coming to Lincolnton

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Two Medal of Honor recipients, Retired Army Col. Walter “Joe” Marm and Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Patterson, will travel to Lincolnton on Friday to speak at the James W. Warren Citizens Center at 10 a.m. Formerly, this event has been held at North…

Scout projects benefit community

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Area scouts are completing their scout gold awards with projects that benefit the community. Gold awards recognize the highest achievement in scouting for both boys and girls. Katie Baich is a high school student at Lincoln Charter School. She has established an endowed scholarship that…

Annual KREWE event to raise funds for summer camp

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The 15th annual KREWE Fun Fest hosted by the Lincoln County YMCA will have a different look at a different location this year. The event, which has been held for years at the historic Woodside Plantation, will feature a free benefit concert by The Frank Love…

Commissioners approve $50,000 science education grant

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held a zoning hearing, approved a $50,000 grant to fund a science program for local elementary schools and discussed a draft of the updated land use plan during a joint meeting with the planning board on Monday evening. Race City…

Lincolnton man guilty of child sexual assault

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Staff report A Lincolnton man was sentenced to prison on Monday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child. Scott Allen Sherbert, 48, of Davis Road, was arrested in September 2016 by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child…

Hesed House planning to remain open year-round

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Hesed House of Hope opened its doors on Oct. 1 and the plan is that the shelter will remain open all year. Normally, the shelter, which is located in Lincolnton, serves homeless people from Oct. 1 through the end of April. Volunteers have been…

Around Town— 10-4-17

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SATURDAY Luncheon Oak Grove Baptist Church, located on the corner of Startown Rd. and Oak Grove Church Rd. in Lincolnton will be hosting a 50’s themed luncheon at 11:20 a.m. Cakewalk and Bingo to follow. Space is limited, to reserve your spot please call 704-735-9069 or 704-477-4113.…

Criminal Charges— 10-4-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Joseph Robert Bayer, 57, of 3165 Holly Berry Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Sept. 27 with one count of non-support family. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Miranda Robin Starkey, 30, of 6530 Emerald Isle Dr. in Sherrill’s Ford was charged…