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Horvat, Fisher Engagement

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Ariana Amanda Horvat and William Joshua Fisher announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Ariana is the daughter of Andy and Susan Horvat of Lincolnton. She is a 2006 graduate of West Lincoln High School and recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of…

Lincoln County Schools art awards announced

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has announced the winners of the 2010 Lincoln County Schools Student Art Show. High School Best of Show Esther Lee, East Lincoln Color Drawings First place: Matt Murtagh, North Lincoln Second place: Emily Komala, East Lincoln Third place: Charley Funderburke, North Lincoln Honorable mention:…

Honor Air

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Firearms stolen from home

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Authorities are asking for information on a case after several guns were taken from a home near the county line. On Monday, a breaking and entering and larceny was reported in the 3000 block of Summerrow Road, near Maiden. The suspects kicked in the front door, entered the back bedroom…

Police: Search turned up drugs

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A 17-year-old, wanted on drug-related charges, was arrested Monday by Lincolnton Police. Johnny Ray Izard, 17, of 4160 Kent St., in Maiden, was served a warrant for arrest on a simple possession charge after a tip revealed he was visiting a Mauney Drive apartment complex, but what officers reporting finding…

Sex offender tied to rape, child porn

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An accused child molester is behind bars and police fear there may be more victims involved. On Wednesday, Cherryville Police arrested Douglas Dalton Rayfield II, 36, of 144 Rayfield Drive in Bessemer City, on a felony charge of first-degree rape of a child, Lt. Mike Allred said. In addition, the…

Church Activities

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REVIVAL Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries will hold a revival 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers include the Rev. Walter Odum Jr., of Rescue Ministries in Lincolnton (Friday), Bishop Samuel Ervin Jr. of El Shaddai Full Gospel Independent Baptist Church in Iron Station (Saturday) and Apostle Eugene…

Around Town 5/21/2010

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YOUTH YARD SALE The Reepsville Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a community yard sale and car wash beginning 7 a.m. Saturday at the Union Volunteer Fire Department, located on Reepsville Road in Vale. To reserve a stop, call Melissa Cook at (704) 276-3749. SPIRT LIFE YARD SALE Spirit Life…

Grandson takes on the family farm

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Ethan Lineberger, 20, grew up in the suburbs outside of Raleigh and always looked forward to traveling to Lincoln County on weekends to help with his grandparents’ farm. Now a soil science major at North Carolina State University, Ethan plans to work on the family farm when he graduates next…

UFOs now an ‘open book’

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George Fawcett, Lincolnton’s expert UFO investigator, is slowly, but surely retiring from his lifelong passion. “Frankly, I’ve done my job, and as a result, we’ve flown all over the world, we’ve met people we never would have met,” Fawcett said of himself and his wife. “I’ve had a balanced life…