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Cosmetologist joins fight against child abuse

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Love of community and a need to raise awareness for those who cannot defend themselves motivated local cosmetologist J.T. Strange to raise money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and the Guardian Ad Litem program. “I think giving back to the community is important,”…

Criminal Charges — 11-10-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Devin W. Beatenhead, 22, of 3328 Tyringham Drive in Crouse was charged Nov. 6 with one count of communicating threats. An unknown bond amount was set. Trent Bivens Belton, 50, of 8065 Blackwood Road in Denver was charged Nov. 6 with…

Hesed House a safe place for county’s homeless

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Board: Volunteers, funding needed for facility’s operations ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Hesed House of Hope first opened its doors to the homeless of Lincoln County in 2006. The shelter typically opens its doors to clients in December and stays open until March, but the below-average temperatures that seemed to come…

Saine: State House ready to get back to governing

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer North Carolina House Rep. Jason Saine (R) handily won re-election to the state’s 97th District on Election Day, and is ready to get back to work in Raleigh with the General Assembly. “I was really excited and thrilled to get such overwhelming support from the county,”…

Going yellow for a good cause

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City Council mulls reorganizing Tourism Development Authority

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton City Council members vetted proposed changes to the city’s Tourism Development Authority board at a meeting Thursday night. During the August Tourism Development Authority meeting, City Manager Jeff Emory informed board members that the City of Lincolnton had received public notice from the State’s Treasurer’s…

Around Town

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TODAY Veterans Day Request Anyone owning a golf cart that would like to participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade by using it to transport veterans in the parade, please call Bill Ledford at Ledford’s Fabrics at (704) 732 – 0233 or (704) 735 – 7621. SATURDAY Craft Sale Messiah United…

Maiden woman faces county meth charges

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Staff report A Maiden woman is facing felony drug charges following a brief car chase with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators on Thursday. Jennifer Irene Brown, 33, of 3594 Airport Road in Maiden, was arrested after investigators received a tip that she would be at a location on Campground…

Too close to a bombing in Saudi Arabia

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Al Cockerline told me about serving in the Air Force and being sent to Saudi Arabia. He had been in the service for 17 years and had never been sent anywhere like this. He told me that when he arrived in Saudi Arabia he was set…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: David Gerome Gail, 47, of 249 S Crigler Street in Charlotte was charged Nov. 4 with one count each of driving while license revoked, failure to comply and driving while impaired. An unknown bond amount was set. Caleb Alan Dills, 18,…