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Around Town ~ 1-6-17

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SUNDAY Lunch Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country lunch (not a buffet) from noon until 2 p.m. A donation of $8 per plate will support the church building fund. Children 2 and under eat free.  MONDAY  Meeting Mended Hearts Chapter 379 will meet in…

Vale residents charged with stealing truck

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Staff report Two Vale residents have been charged with the theft of a truck from a business near Highway 27 West in Vale. Miranda Day Beaver, 29, and Dennie Lee Mitchell, 25, both of 6610 Buckskin Trail, are accused of stealing a truck from the parking lot of R and…

Repairs begin on arbor at Tucker’s Grove campground

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Much-needed repairs have begun on the arbor at the Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting in Iron Station. Rotted beams are being replaced with wood of a similar age and the sides of the arbor are being raised to eight feet all around. Some of the pews…

Public hearings on tap for Lincolnton City Council meeting

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council will hold its first meeting of 2017 on Thursday evening at City Hall. The agenda includes the induction of newly appointed Ward 1 councilman Tim Smith, as well as a number of public hearings. The first public hearing on the agenda involves…

Arts council seeking entries for amateur photography contest

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County is now accepting submissions for its annual amateur photography competition. All submitted work will be featured in an exhibit in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center from Jan. 11-Feb. 5. “We have been organizing this…

Developer wants to build 165 homes in East Lincoln

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Three zoning cases will be presented in front of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during a joint meeting with the planning board on Monday. The most significant among those is a request from Queen City Land, LLC, to rezone 84.7 acres from general business and…

Vietnam War veterans offers perspective on Vietnamese culture

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer While serving in the Army during the Vietnam War, Dr. John Allen became deeply immersed in the culture of the South Vietnamese. After graduating from University of Mississippi, Allen entered the service, was deployed to Vietnam and became a member of a Vietnamese Range Battalion.…

Criminal Charges — 1-4-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Patrick Steven Shuford, 33, of 4670 Preach in Catawba was charged on Dec. 30 with two counts each of probation violation, failure to appear, resisting, delaying or obstructing public officer and one count of possession control substance schedule II. A $30,000…

Charlotte man arrested in child predator sting

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Staff report A Charlotte man has been charged with possessing child pornography in connection with a Lincolnton Police Department child predator sting. Jeffrey Alan Churchwell, 51, of 3216 Minnesota Road, was arrested on Dec. 28 after a month-long undercover operation. Officers said Churchwell made contact with a detective who was…

Around Town — 1-2-17

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TUESDAY Meeting The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Director’s, located at 353 North Generals Blvd in Lincolnton will meet at 6 p.m. for a Policy committee and Budget and Finance Committee meeting immediately after.   WEDNESDAY Meeting The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Director’s, located at…