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City manager explains water rate increase

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Editor’s note: At the request of city officials and as a public service to our readers, the Lincoln Times-News is publishing the following open letter from Lincolnton City Manager Jeff Emory. The accompanying graph is designed to illustrate the points made in the letter. The City of Lincolnton has been…

Lakeside economy all in the same boat

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As warmer weather approaches, businesses moored to activity on Lake Norman are hoping for a robust boating season — even as they set a course through tough economic waters. Several marinas and marine supply stores, boat dealers and service outfits in and around east Lincoln County are optimistic lower gas…

East Lincoln dramatists play ‘Spirit’ for laughs

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In the world of stage, comedic plays can often drive actors to tears because of their difficulty. But that isn’t stopping East Lincoln High School students from giving one a stab. On March 19-20, the spotlight will shine on a group of East Lincoln students performing Blithe Spirit. “It’s a…

Around Town 3/9/2009

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SCHOOL BOARD MTG. The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet 6 p.m. this evening at the Lincolnton campus. COMMISSIONERS MTG. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. this evening. All agenda items previously scheduled from the canceled March 2 meeting will be acted upon. MEN IN MISSION…

50th Anniversary

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In like a lion

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Saturdays picked for snow make-ups

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Lincoln County Schools will make up snow days on two Saturdays — March 14 and April 4. Students will begin school at the regular time, but will be dismissed at noon. Breakfast and lunch will be served. “There were discussions about the use of Memorial Day and the use of…

Blank checks, equipment, tools stolen

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Authorities are on the lookout for a person who allegedly took hundreds of blank checks from a Denver business early Sunday morning. Steve Olson, owner of Steve’s Honda Service, reported to sheriff’s detectives that he found that someone had broken a window from the front door to gain entry into…

Sheriff’s team handed out 150 citations in February

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office’s Accelerated Criminal Enforcement Team issued more then 150 traffic citations for the month of February. The ACE Team issued 62 speeding violations, making it 38 percent of the total citations issued for the month, authorities said. Other traffic violations included registration law violations, expired inspection…

Around Town 3/6/2009

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING The Lincoln County American Red Cross will sponsor lifeguard training classes Monday through April 8 at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. The cost of the course is $150 for YMCA members and $200 for non-members. The cost includes training, books, a pocket mask, certification cards and the use…