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Local restaurants support CIS

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Communities In Schools of Lincoln County is asking community members to dine at area restaurants on Thursday. The Dine Out For Kids event allows area restaurants and residents an opportunity to support the dropout prevention work of Communities In Schools (CIS) of Lincoln County.…

Precinct consolidation up for hearing

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  Staff report   The Lincoln County Board of Elections is hosting a public hearing this Wednesday. During the hearing, board members will discuss consolidating several voting precincts. Precincts under consideration for consolidation include North Brook#3-North Brook #9, Oak Grove-Hickory Grove, Long Shoals-Love Memorial, Crouse-Heavners and Triangle-Triangle East. The precinct…

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Tyler Clayton, 22, of 116 Faires Ave. in Belmont was charged April 5 with one count of misdemeanor larceny. An unknown unsecured bond was set. Nicholas Shawn Wright, 28, of 647 Story Woods Rd. #1 in Lincolnton was charged…

Denver felon charged with crack possession

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  Summer Jones   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Denver woman found herself behind bars Thursday night after county narcotics officers said they uncovered a stash of cocaine and marijuana inside her residence. Deputies arrested Summer Demetrius Jones, 32, of 7046 Campground Road, around 9 p.m. following a six-month…

Fighting The Good Fight

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  Churches, Christian Ministry gain some ground in battle against local hunger JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Following more than a year of struggle, including a frequently depleted food pantry, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is finally seeing improvements in its food supply and daily operations, experiencing one blessing after…

Soil and Water District celebrates Earth Day

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Lincoln Natural Resources Committee partnered with Emmanuel Lutheran Church to host an Earth Day Celebration and Spring Fling Saturday morning. Earth Day is traditionally celebrated worldwide on April 22. However, Lincoln County Soil…

Dallas business moving into Carolina Mills building

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A North Carolina business is preparing to expand its production and operations to Lincolnton. Last Friday, R&R Powder Coatings, Inc. finalized its purchase of one of the former Carolina Mills buildings located on South Grove Street. According to the company’s website, R&R specializes in…

4-H Fashion and Talent Show

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Around Town

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 TODAY Senior bingo The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a senior bingo event for ages 55 and up at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 922-2170. Coalition of Churches The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton to…

Around Town — 4-11-14

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TODAY Senior program Lincoln County Senior Services will host its 21st Annual Healthy Living Series program “Caring for Ourselves and Others” 9-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. Individuals may sign-in as early as 8:30 a.m. Another class will be…