Friday Mar 7
Churches celebrate Ash Wednesday
More than 100 members from seven different Lincoln County churches gathered Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton to commemorate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season.
The Gaston Gazette
Undercover drug roundup leads to 20 arrests
The investigation began months ago, using undercover officers and confidential informants to buy narcotics from 30 people, according to a press release from the Lincolnton Police Department.
The Gaston Gazette
Asheville native moving up on - Idol'
A few months ago, Caleb Johnson was performing weekly local gigs with his band. Now, the Asheville native is singing on national TV for Fox's "American Idol" Season 13. On Feb. 27, he became one of the top 12 contestants, and tonight's episode will reveal if he'll be among those who move on to the next round.
Criminal Charges 2-26-14
Donna Hooper Tudor, 52, of 3664 Innes Ln. in Maiden was charged Feb. 21 with one count each of failure to appear, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce.
Gay Rights Advocates Are 'Jack-Booted, Homo-Fascist Thugs,' According To Bryan Fischer
The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer chimed in on Arizona's controversial anti-gay bill this week, once again comparing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates to Nazis in a broadcast.
Gay Parents' Use Of Surrogates Is A 'Travesty' And 'Child Abuse,' According To Richard Land
The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is making headlines after delivering a speech blasting same-sex parents and marriage equality .
Apple Expanding its North Carolina Mega Datacenter
Apple will be increasing its footprint in Maiden, NC when it builds a new tactical data center on the same property which houses its present data center.
Tribal elections need a home
First the Lumbee Tribe's Board of Elections office located at the office complex on N.C..
Apple Expanding North Carolina Data Center Once Again [Mac Blog]
Apple is expanding its Maiden, North Carolina data center again according to permits filed with Catawba County, reports The Hickory Daily Record .
The Huffington Post
Pat Robertson: Gay Sex Is 'Not Very Pretty' And 'A Little Disgusting'
No stranger to anti-gay remarks , conservative televangelist and media mogul Pat Robertson is making headlines with a fresh set of claims.
Criminal Charges 2-10-14
Trent Brandon Carpenter, 27, of 3950 Henry Dellinger Rd. in Maiden was charged Feb. 6 with one count each of possessing stolen goods, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving false information to an officer and speeding to elude arrest.