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Riding for a cure

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Following an MS diagnosis, Tim Shain takes to the road Shortly after a trip to remote areas in Indonesia and Malaysia last fall, Lincolnton resident Tim Shain, experienced weakness in his right leg. At first he and his doctor thought it was the result of his training for a marathon.…

Homemade apple butter benefits community causes

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Creating homemade apple butter is not an easy task. Apples need to be cored, sliced, cooked, squeezed, spiced and canned. “It’s a lot of work,” said John Leatherman, a volunteer. Leatherman and his fellow apple butter producers have spent the week making 400 bottles of apple butter for the Senior…

Music fest planned for Saturday

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The third annual Red Bone Willy’s Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival takes place 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday outside of the country store in Lawndale. “It makes me happy to have people out here,” said Glenda Miller, owner of Red Bone Willy’s. “I think we just have a beautiful…

Caring for the caregiver

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When taking care of a loved one, caregivers often forget about taking care of themselves. “Because of the time that is spent and required for a care recipient, the caregiver doesn’t go to doctor’s appointments, or they don’t eat correctly, they don’t exercise and sometimes they don’t even take their…

Gaston Co. charges against Forrest Chambless dismissed

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A Gaston County court case against Forrest Chambless, 49, a Lincoln County Democratic Party activist, has been dismissed, according to court officials. Chambless, who has served as the Lincoln County Democratic Party’s representative on the congressional district executive committee, was scheduled to appear Monday on the accusation of writing worthless…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at 704-732-0895, ext. 206 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers of Lincolnton-Lincoln County 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…

Around Town 9/3/2010

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HAUNTED TRAIL The Humane Society of Lincoln County is seeking volunteers to help with a Haunted Trail fundraiser. Volunteers must be ages 17 or older. For more information, call (704) 732-9022 ext. 2. BLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross will hold a “Give-A-Pint, Get-A-Pint,” blood drive from 2-6:30 p.m. today…

Glass business sees rapid expansion

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Billy West, and his wife, Mindy, opened Clear Vision Auto Glass earlier this year, but have now expanded their business onto a storefront in Lincolnton. West, a former building contractor, handles the vehi-cle work, while his wife, a nurse at the Cleveland County Health Department, takes care of the administra-tive…

Opening salon fulfills dream for Vee Jones

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Opening Vee’s House of Hair is a dream come true for Vee Jones. After working in the hair industry for 26 years, Vee opened her own salon in Lincolnton last month. “I do believe that it has been a gift the Lord has given me because I have been doing…

Around Town 9/1/2010

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HAUNTED TRAIL The Humane Society of Lincoln County is seeking volunteers to help with a Haunted Trail fundraiser. Volunteers must be ages 17 or older. For more information, call (704) 732-9022 ext. 2. HINTON UMC REVIVAL Hinton United Methodist Church will hold revival services 7 p.m. tonight. The Rev. Walter…