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Geppetos embraces Lincoln expansion

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After 21 years in business and four locations, the owners of Geppeto’s Pizza have no plans to slow down. In 1988, Neal Powell opened the first Geppeto’s Pizza in Newton. Throughout the years, he and his business partners have expanded to locations in Hickory, Morganton and now Denver. Eric Bumgarner…

Fabulous ‘50s

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Watercross event headed to Denver

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They are the equivalent of high-speed motorcycle races on water, whose devotees shower communities nationwide with thousands of tourist dollars. Now, for the first time, a circuit of professional Jet-Skiers may descend on the shores of east Lincoln County. The American Power Boat Association has carved out the weekend of…

The home stretch for the Sally’s Y funds effort

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The end of any challenge or campaign can often prove to be the hardest part. Ron Johnston, vice president of Lincoln County YMCA, is finding that rule is especially true when it comes to raising the last bit of money needed to begin building Sally’s Y in east Lincoln County.…

Community Calendar

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Wayne’s Feast Waynes Second Friday feast will hold their next meeting at 9:45 a.m. on June 12 at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The cost is $6 per person for lunch. Call (704) 483-4355. ELBA town hall The East Lincoln Betterment Association is hosting a town hall meeting at 7…

Around Town 5/18/2009

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DIABETES PROGRAM Gwen McBee, director of diabetes education and self-management programs and Carolinas Medical Center – Lincoln, will present a program on Taking the Right Steps to Control Your Diabetes from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the CMC-Lincoln Classrooms. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will…

Church Briefs

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TENT REVIVAL Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville, will have a tent revival 7 p.m. tonight. Brother Paul O’Malley preach this evening. For more information, call (704) 445-8420 or visit www.gospelwayonline.org. YARD SALE St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon…

Around Town 5/15/2009

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BIBLE BEE Today is the last day to enroll in the 2009 National Bible Bee Competition. The National Bible Bee starts locally at Harvest Church in Lincolnton with national qualifiers competing in Washington, D.C. in November. Area youth ages 7-18 interested in participating should sign up now. Contact Jerri Ballard…

Household of six adds two more

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The addition of two tiny members to the six-person Sears household has caused the family’s minivan to become obsolete. “Now I’ve got a little bus,” said Doris Sears, the mother. “I can tote everyone around.” The Sears’ three-bedroom household includes Doris and her husband, John, their two biological daughters Elizabeth,…

WLHS hosts wrestling

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Wrestlers will take to the ring for a good cause Friday night at West Lincoln High School. “We’re looking for a sell-out,” said Rikki Nelson, promoter of the event. Mid-Atlantic Championship of Wrestling “Night of Champions 2” will take place 8 p.m. Friday at West Lincoln High School. Doors open…