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Southern Charms Wines opens in downtown Lincolnton

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Two families have opened a new store on Main Street in an effort to revitalize the downtown Lincolnton area. Kirk and Kim Leonard and Dwight and Carolyn Ramseur co-own Southern Charm Wines, a unique shop that specializes in wines and handcrafted gifts. “We were all at Myrtle Beach in November…

Residential construction slows down

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The home building explosion that fueled record growth in east Lincoln County has come to a precipitous halt with housing permits reaching their lowest levels in nearly a decade, according to county statistics. Developers requested 47 housing permits countywide in June, nearly half the number drawn (79) during same month…

Around Town 7/30/2008

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QUILT PROGRAM Lincoln Quilts is sponsoring the “Waltzing Through the Carolinas” Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 16, at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton. There will be many quilts on display for this juried show. Various…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should there be speed limits for boats on Lake Norman?” Don Blackwell, Denver: “For pontoon boats, I think they set their own speed limits. I think 60 mph on the water in uncontrolled lanes can be an issue though.” Jean Murray, Denver: “Definitely. There are too many boats out there…

Apple Queen contestants meet

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Coming Up

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n No. 179: The annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting is happening now at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. All are welcome and invited for Christian fellowship, worship and, of course, the “Big Sing” starting at 6 p.m. this Saturday. This year’s nationally acclaimed gospel acts include The Florida Boys, the…

Evangelical conference comes to Calvary Baptist

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The Carolinas Evangelism Conference kicks off tonight at Calvary Baptist Church in Lincolnton. An estimated 500 people will attend the three-day event. “We have 12 local churches that are helping to sponsor the conference already, but we have sent invitations to every church in our general area from Charlotte to…

Camp Meeting lists choirs, preachers

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There are a host of activities planned for this year’s Rock Springs Camp Meeting, held each year at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. From food and fellowship to preaching and singing, the crowds of people descending on the Methodist campground shouldn’t lack for things to do. “There’s going to be…

Summer reading fun at Battleground

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Students and parents alike have enjoyed summer reading and media hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer at Battleground Elementary. Battleground has invited students to come hear a story and check out books on those mornings. “We’ve not had as big a turnout as we’d hoped for, but…

Charter School opens gym for summer hours

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Boys and girls caught up on some practice at Lincoln Charter School in Denver Wednesday. The school has had its gym open for basketball since school ended. “Kids just want somewhere to be, and this gives them something to do,” Jeff Campbell, assistant basketball coach for Lincoln Charter High School,…