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Man reports being struck and robbed in his home

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Authorities are on the lookout for two people accused of robbing a man Wednesday at his western Lincoln County home. The resident of a home in the 2000 block of N.C. 150 West told Sheriff’s Deputy R.L. Grant that two white males came to his residence, to look at some…

Rape added to charges against detainee

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A Cherryville man, recently indicted on fraud charges now faces allegations of rape. Randolph Alexander Watterson, 42, is accused of having sex with two juvenile girls on separate occasions, said Sgt. Chris Reynolds with the Gaston County Police Department. Watterson was indicted by a Gaston County grand jury earlier this…

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 Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…

Store brings weight-loss program to Denver

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Totally Fit 4 Life, a medical weight loss program, will soon begin its annual Weight Loss Challenge. Debra Powell, owner of locations in Denver, Shelby and Hickory, said this is the second year her company has done the program. “Our previous Weight Loss Challenge was such a hit among our…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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What are some volunteer activities people can do to help the community in east Lincoln County?” Tommy Nixon, Denver: “We don’t do anything outside the church really. We support East Lincoln Christian Ministry. It’s important what they do to help people who need a hand.” Sherman Dramer, Denver: “I think…

Around Town 1/21/2009

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BBQ FUNDRAISER Cub Scout Pack 76 will host a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Crowell Memorial Church. The cost is $7 per plate. The meal includes barbecue with bun, slaw, baked beans, chips and dessert. Dine-in and take-out meals are available. Proceeds will benefit pack…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS CoveKeepers The Catawba CoveKeepers will resume meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sherrills Ford Fire Station on Slanting Bridge Road. Discussions will include new leadership , future program topics, Muddy Water and CoveKeeper training and incident reporting. Visitors are welcome. Call (704) 489-2911. East Lincoln Optimist Club…

‘Potter’s Hands’ wins photo competition

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For John Arrowood, photography is both a creative and spiritual practice. “A lot of my photography is driven by my faith,” he said. “It’s a way to help people see what I see in God’s creation.” Arrowood won Best in Show in the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s Amateur Photography…

Paintball vandal targets more than twenty homes

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Lincolnton Police are on the lookout for a person that allegedly shot paintballs at several vehicles, homes and businesses early Saturday morning. A homeowner in the 600 block of S. Grove St., alerted police that her home and vehicle had been shot with orange paintballs, Officer R.J. Barlowe II reported.…

Hotel ex-manager charged with ‘milking the payroll’

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A western Lincoln County woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from a local hotel. Tatiana Gonzalez, 34, Vale, is accused of embezzling about $200,000 from the Comfort Inn on East Main Street, Lincolnton police reported. Hospitality Group Management, which oversees 17 hotels including Comfort…