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Ocean Blvd. plays Thursday

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Last week, Ocean Blvd. Band’s original song, “Let’s Go Shaggin’ Tonight,” hit No. 1 on the charts at Myrtle Beach’s 94.9 The Surf for the second time. Soon, folks in Lincolnton will get a chance to hear the song live, as Ocean Blvd. Band is scheduled to perform Thursday at…

Lake deputy keeps alert watch

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His eyes hidden behind sunglasses, Lincoln County lake patrol deputy Jason Hutchinson scanned the waters of Lake Norman until he zeroed in on something. In a “no wake” zone, Hutchinson spied a man in his 30s on an older model jet ski. “He was doing doughnuts and spraying people,” he…

Fire district tax accord still elusive

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Gaston and Lincoln County officials are not budging in a dispute involving disparate tax rates paid to support Alexis Fire Department. Unless a deal is reached soon, some residents in southeastern Lincoln County could see continued delays in response times because of inadequate staffing of a new $550,000 substation, according…

Doctor learns while treating young patients

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Four years ago, Dr. Wissam Nadra opened Lakeshore Pediatric Center. Nadra, who treats patients from birth to 21 years old, said he wanted to be a physician since childhood. “I grew up in the Mediterranean area of Europe and would see the kids who were caught in the middle of…

Growth spurs church to add family center

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For the congregation of Westport Baptist Church in Denver, building a new family life center was a matter of necessity. “The community is growing and we need the space,” Susie Sherrill, the church’s senior administrative assistant, said. The church broke ground on the new facility last November after about two…

Ukulele camp instructs on stringed play

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Camp Uke, a ukulele day camp for 5- to 7-seven-year-old children, introduced campers to playing stringed instruments during the week of June 16. The camp, housed at Notable Music in Denver, completed its second year and had five campers. Notable Music co-owner Buffy Macsherry said the children began their morning…

Around Town 6/25/2008

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CLASS REUNION East Lincoln High School’s class of 1978 will have a reunion Oct. 25 at Days Inn in Cornelius. For more information, log onto Classmates.com or call Jay Sigmon at (704) 735-0425, Barbara Wilson at (704) 732-2859 or Tresa Norton at (704) 483-9613. THANK YOU Libby Reel would like…

Golf buddies team up at Verdict Ridge

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Verdict Ridge is known for its beauty and challenging play, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s the place to be for a regular group of 10 to 15 golfing buddies. “The majority are retired and we see them four or five times a week. There’s usually about 12 to 15…

Carolina Eye Care grand opening

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should rules be changed on Lake Norman requiring large charter boats to unload all unnecessary passengers and personnel while refueling? Brian Harris, Denver: “I would think so. Just because when the yacht exploded, even though it was tragic, it was lucky it was only one person that was killed.” Morrie…