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Gymnastics school completes expansion

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy seems to keep growing and growing. Debi Taffi and Teresa Royko have a strong passion for gymnastics. Taffi, a competitive gymnast in California for 15 years, has been teaching gymnastics for more than 30 years. She earned an athletic scholarship to California Polytechnic University at Pomona,…

Jordan chairing state board

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Breaking ground

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Community seeks to aid woman’s battling

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Tiffany Pratt seems just like any other normal 18-year-old. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with her two dogs and spending time with her family, including several nieces and nephews. Pratt dreams of getting a college degree in business management and opening a business close to her Denver home.…

Around Town 8/24/2009

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RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 2:30-7 p.m. today at Crouse United Methodist Church. The following drives are also scheduled for this month: 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Abernethy Chevrolet; 2:30-7 P.M. Aug. 31 at Calvary Baptist Church and…

New owners bring new look to Club Oasis

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Club Oasis has a new look. George Jones and Vic Coleman have not only taken ownership of the club, but also renovated the building. The Charlotte residents repainted the beige walls to burgundy and the white ceiling to black. They brought in new tables and chairs, sweepstakes machines and a…

Three in online prescriptions ring are found guilty

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Two people charged in connection with an illegal drug operation were found guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. Kathleen Giacobbe, age 46, of Lyndonville, Vt., and Porfirio Orta-Rosario, age 51, of Oshkosh, Wis., were given guilty verdicts following a federal investigation of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and…

Police say viewing porn with kids leads to arrest

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A Lincolnton man accused of inappropriately touching himself in front of children was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon. The 53-year-old man was fondling himself while watching explicit material in front of his child and a neighbor, said Detective Dennis Harris with the Lincolnton Police Department. The neighbor told police…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of possession of cocaine. Male,…

Around Town 8/21/2009

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HOT DOG BENEFIT A hot dog roast to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, Arts and Science and the United Way will be held until 2 p.m. today at Healthy at Home, located at 853 S. Laurel St., in Lincolnton. The cost for a hotdog, chips and a drink is $2.50.…