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Rick Ramseur honored as county’s Man of the Year

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County has a new Man of the Year. Dr. Steve Austin announced Richard “Rick” Ramseur as the 2014 Lincoln County “Man of the Year” at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Nov. 20. “The Man of the Year is a devoted friend…

An Affection for Confection: Bavarian bakery opens doors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The pretzel’s lineage can be traced to Germany. While the tasty, salted bread can be found in shopping malls and fairs across America, there is nothing in this world quite like the traditional Bavarian pretzel. Nobody knows this better than Sven Frischen-Nocher, 46, of Lincolnton, and…

Business Spotlight: Homesteads Grill and Taphouse

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Byron Sackett, Homesteads Grill and Taphouse is not only a restaurant, but a tribute to his family roots in North Carolina and Florida. The restaurant, co-owned by Sackett and his wife, Christy, opened in March, 2013 in Lincolnton. “The hurricane in our logo is Hurricane…

DSS: Crisis funding may not last through winter

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With temperatures plummeting so early into the winter season, officials at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services are concerned that federal funding for low-income residents will not meet the county’s needs. At a recent Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board meeting, DSS director Susan…

Three generations of Burris practice comes to an end

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Dr. Ray Burris has a firm handshake and a warm smile. Burris, 71, doesn’t look a day over 55, but is quick to communicate that he certainly is feeling his age these days. “You know, I really didn’t feel differently from one decade to the next,”…

Deputies: Woman drove through garage where man, children were hiding

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Staff report A Lincoln County woman is facing assault charges after she allegedly crashed her vehicle into a garage door where two small children and one man were hiding following a domestic dispute. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 3000 block of Baxter Deaton…

Deputies asking for public’s help to solve theft

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the heist of over $1,000 of appliances at 126 Springs East Road in Lincolnton. The Friday incident included the theft of an electric stove and refrigerator. The appliances had been placed outside, behind a brick wall, while an apartment…

Hotel, large development planned for eastern Lincoln County

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eastern Lincoln County may soon have its very own hotel. Baylor Properties, Corp., a New York developer, is proposing the construction of a $16 million hotel as part of a planned 31-acre mixed-use community, known as Cottonwood Village, on South Little Egypt Road in Denver. According…

Introducing: Staff Writer Phil Perry

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer I can’t express how excited I am to be a part of your community and a newspaper with a rich history like the Lincoln Times-News. My family relocated to the Denver area in September via West Virginia, where I was born and raised. I have over…

Criminal Charges — 11-26-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Benny Dale Guffey, 35, of 511 Mulberry Street in Cherryville was charged Nov. 24 with one count of driving while impaired. A $500 secured bond was set. Ashley Nicole Vickers, 26, of 204 Blue Ridge Drive in Stanley was charged Nov.…