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Commissioners vote to ditch moratorium discussions

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted on Monday unanimously to cease all further discussion of a six-month moratorium on residential development in East Lincoln, following a lengthy public hearing on the matter. “I don’t think we have the basis within which we could declare a…

Lincolnton City Council pulls back proposed public speech permits

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council has decided against creating a permitting process for public speakers at city events. City officials also said at Thursday’s meeting that they plan to increase the police presence at all future festivals and special events. “A lot of folks have put in…

Commissioners to vote on tabled Lake Norman development

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will conduct three zoning hearings and vote on a fourth during a joint meeting with the planning board tonight. On Feb. 20, the commissioners tabled a request from Charlotte attorney Jerry Reese following last-minute changes to a master plan amendment…

Men charged with theft of trailers

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Staff report Two men have been charged with stealing trailers from separate locations in the Denver area. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Johnny Dwayne Allison, 41, of Mount Pleasant Road in Sherrills Ford, on March 3, and charged Randy Everette Spivey, 43, of Eli Lane in Denver, who is…

Council supports plan to move city election years

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council has voiced its support for a bill filed last month by state lawmakers that would move all municipal elections in North Carolina to even-numbered years, starting in 2022. Councilman Dr. Martin Eaddy, a Democrat, casted the lone dissenting vote on Thursday in…

Around Town — 3-6-17

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TODAY Spring revival Hardin Community Baptist Church and Plainview Baptist Church of Dallas will host a community spring revival at Hardin Community Baptist Church, located at 548 Hardin Rd., exit 17 off 321, in Dallas at 7 p.m. nightly through Wednesday. Special music will be provided each night. Guest speaker…

Criminal Charges — 3-6-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jeremy Neal McDougal, 26, of 161 Village View Dr., 217 in Mooresville was charged on Feb. 25 with one count each of felony breaking and entering building, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. A $10,000 bond was…

Criminal Charges — 3-3-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Douglas Glenn Queen Jr., 27, of 902 Tower Rd. in Vale was charged on Feb. 21 with one count of misdemeanor larceny. James Randolph Farris, 35, of 624 N Poplar St. in Lincolnton was charged on Feb. 21 with one count…

Around Town — 3-3-17

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SATURDAY Garage sale A garage sale will be held at 2664 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton beginning at 8 a.m.   Country Breakfast Shady Grove Baptist Church, located at 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. All proceeds will go to…

Chamber launches fundraiser for building renovations

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has launched a capital campaign to raise funds in support of much-needed renovations to the second story of the organization’s office building in downtown Lincolnton. “The membership has always been real good to the chamber,” former board of directors chairman…