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Man held on $1 million bond for coke

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Staff report A Lincolnton man is facing 15 felony drug charges for allegedly selling cocaine. Paul Richard Walton, Jr., 36, was arrested on Thursday by the Lincolnton Police Department at his home at 1014 E. Catawba Street. He was charged with five felony counts each of possession with intent to…

Criminal Charges — 9-02-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Wesley Todd Bowen, 28, of 1653 Shoal Rd. in Lincolnton was charged on August 30 with one count of failure to appear. A $10,000 secured bond was set. Douglas Trent Jordan, 29, of 1224 Worcaster Place in Charlotte was charged on…

Around Town — 9-02-16

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SATURDAY Breakfast Shady Grove Baptist Church, located at 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road in Cherryville, will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. All proceeds go to Nursery and Children’s Area Renovations. SUNDAY Celebration Greater Works Deliverance Center, 2543-A E. Main St. in Lincolnton will host an appreciation…

Mended Hearts holds regional conference

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Around Town — 8-31-16

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THURSDAY Monument Unveiling The Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, located at 511 South Aspen St. in Lincolnton will unveil the “Love Field” monument at 11 a.m. Meeting The National Federation of the Blind Lincoln County Chapter will meet at the Senior Center, located at S. Academy St. at 10 a.m. until…

Criminal Charges — 8-31-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jimmie Leonard Ward Jr., 41, of 501 Mulberry Ln. in Cherryville was charged on August 26 with two counts of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Christian Woodruff, 19, of 1694 Green Acres Rd. in Lincolnton was charged…

Cat Square wreck knocks down power lines, sets field on fire

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A single-car accident on Cat Square Road in Vale resulted in injuries and downed power lines on Tuesday night, which set a field near the accident on fire. The Union Fire Department responded to the wreck at 706 Cat Square Road at around 8 p.m. Traffic…

Lincoln Cultural Center celebrates 25 years

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln Cultural Center opened its doors as a home for the arts in Lincoln County for the first time 25 years ago. The staff has worked tirelessly, planning an elegant “Puttin’ on the Ritz” silver anniversary celebration on Sept. 10 in honor of the milestone.…

Solicitor ordinance won’t go before commissioners

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer An ordinance proposed by Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter to further regulate door-to-door solicitors has been tabled, at least for now. “I understand that there are misconceptions about the idea for the ordinance and what it pertains to,” Carpenter said. “So in the meantime, we are…

Campaign cash varies greatly among county commission candidates

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Campaign contributions from the latest finance reporting cycle vary greatly among the five candidates vying for three seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Republican Rich Permenter has distanced himself from the pack, raising $7,582 in individual donations to put toward his campaign. Permenter ran…