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Man shot by officers arrested

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Staff report A Maiden man who was shot by officers after allegedly stealing a Humvee from the National Guard Armory in Lincolnton has been arrested. Brian Samuel Brittain, 32, of 3288 Anderson Mountain Road, was arrested on Monday after being released from a Charlotte hospital, where he was treated after…

Suspects wanted for carjacking, robbery

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a carjacking and robbery that occurred early Sunday morning. Deputies said Colby Ryan Pridmore, 20, was robbed and had his car stolen at around 5 a.m. Sunday after going to a place near Optimist Park on Startown Road in Lincolnton to…

Lincolnton man charged with stabbing 3 people

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with stabbing three people at a home on River Hill Trail. Deputies said Brandon Lashan Lineberger, 28, stabbed a 34-year-old woman, his 45-year-old mother and a 57-year-old man at around midnight on Monday during a domestic dispute. Witnesses said Lineberger and Aimee…

Criminal Charges — 2-8-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Michael Ray Rhyne, 38, of 4512 Merrywood Ln. in Gastonia was charged on Jan. 27 with one count of domestic violence order violation. A $2,000 secured bond was set. Johnny Lee Finandis, 69, of 5852 Aster Ln. in Stanley was charged…

Around Town — 2-8-17

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TODAY Meeting The Citizen Center, located at 115 W Main St. in Lincolnton will host the Environmental Review Board meeting at 3 p.m.  For more information please call 704-736-8501.   THURSDAY Meeting Sons of Confederate Veterans Gen R F Hoke/Col W J Hoke Camp 1616 will hold its monthly meeting at…

Around Town — 2-6-17

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Tuesday Meeting The Lincoln County Board of Education has scheduled a Policy Committee meeting at 6 p.m. and a Budget & Finance Committee meeting immediately following at the Administrative Offices on North Generals Blvd.…

Criminal Charges — 2-6-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Amanda Craig Royster, 44, of 211 Marcus Dr in Cherryville was charged on Jan. 26 with one count of resisting, delaying or obstructing public officer. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Catherine Taylor Sanderson, 22, of 813 S Poplar St., B…

Police release more details in officer-involved shooting

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Staff report Police have released the names of both the suspect and the officer involved in a shooting early Saturday morning in Lincolnton. Lincolnton Police Department officer Thomas Hall, who has been with the department since October 2015, shot Brian Samuel Brittain, 32, during a car chase at around 4:30…

Worley happy to be back at LHS

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Happily settling into his return to Lincolnton High School as principal after leaving in 2013 to serve as an administrator, Tony Worley said he’s glad to be back because he really missed the kids. He served as principal for eight years at Lincolnton High School…

Volunteer firefighter retires after 41 years of service

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer There’s something to be said of a man who puts the well being of others above his own during an emergency and, for more than 40 years, Wayne Houser has done just that, dedicating countless hours of his time to protecting the people of Lincoln County…