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Woman charged in break-in

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Authorities arrested a woman Saturday after she allegedly broke into a residence while the victims were asleep inside. Rhonda Kay Pruitt, 32, Iron Station is charged with felonies for first degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Permit received: Final hurdle cleared for new hospital

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Local hospital officials said they have cleared the final state hurdle to building a new $5 million medical facility in eastern Lincoln County. The 40,000 square-foot medical complex, dubbed Carolinas Medical Center-East Lincoln Medical Center, this January received a permit by the state certifying a need for the project. The…

Lincoln paramedic on road to recovery

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Lincoln County paramedic Ken Morrison is on the road to recovery after going into cardiac arrest Jan 25. Ted Mankowski, operations manager with Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services, says that Morrison was recently released from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. “He’s really doing great,” Mankowski said. “He’s at Carolinas Rehabilitation…

Family-friendly atmosphere at Beef O’Brady’s

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Specializing in sandwiches and chicken wings, Beef O’Brady’s recently opened its doors at Catawba Springs Promenade in Denver. “It’s a very family friendly business,” said Todd Stevermer, owner of the Denver restaurant. Beef O’Brady’s opened for business Jan. 8. “It’s been great so far,” he said. “We’ve gotten a pretty…

`Plan for planning’ given for N.C. 16

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Randy Williams, principal planner for Lincoln County, outlined steps for deciding the future of the old N.C. 16 corridor for the Board of Commissioners Monday night. Williams began with history; although several visioning plans have existed for old N.C. 16, few recommendations from those plans have been implemented. Now, Williams…

Talbert suggests animal board members

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Interim County Manager Michael Talbert recommended members of the long-awaited animal control advisory committee at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. Talbert said the members of the committee were selected through a quest for volunteers, then narrowing down of respondents. The following members were appointed: n Douglas Murray –…

Little Creek Cove proposals given

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The Lincoln County Natural Resources Committee presented six recommendations to the Board of Commissioners Monday to preserve water in the Little Creek Cove of Lake Norman. Sylvia Holmes and Ron Bost outlined the recommendations. Like other watersheds, the Little Creek Cove Watershed provides water for a large area. Little Creek…

Niche businesses taking hold as Denver grows

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It’s a typical weekday and Peter Fedur peers over the deli counter of his Euro Grocery store off N.C. 16 in Denver. With a flick of his knife, he cuts off a sliver of meat prepared like they make it in his home country, Romania. He lays it in butcher…

Around Town 2/20/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department will have a public hearing on its budget at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at the fire department, 3117 N.C. 27 W., Lincolnton. Anyone who pays taxes in the Howards Creek Fire District is welcome to attend. Individuals who attend will…

Question of the Week

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Are there enough parks in eastern Lincoln County? Lisa Arenella, Denver: “I think there is a lot of open space, but they are not using it to their full potential. I would like to see more places for families to go for recreation and picnics and ball fields. There are…