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Jacob Burgess wins Taylor Swift Talent Contest

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Winning is not always about getting. Sometimes it is about giving and that is exactly what the winner of Austin Orthodontic’s Taylor Swift Talent Contest proved. The talent contest was Sept. 24 at Austin Orthodontics in Lincolnton with 20 contestants competing for the two VIP tickets to see Taylor Swift…

Lincoln Co. teachers attend Farm Bureau training

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Lincoln County Farm Bureau recently conducted a three-hour workshop on “The Farmer Grows a Rainbow” with representatives of Lincoln County Schools’ elementary schools. This teaching kit ­— donated by the Lincoln County Farm Bureau to each school in the county — includes multiple classroom lessons and accompanying physical activities for…

Notable News for Oct. 12, 2011

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  William G. Wilson, MD, of Charlottesville, Va., a 1997 graduate of Lincolnton High School, received the David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on Sept. 21. The award is the School of Medicine’s most prestigious teaching award, recognizing a lifetime of excellence…

Around Town for Oct. 10, 2011

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  BOWLS POSTPONED The “Empty Bowls” event at Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton has been postponed to October 18 due to threat of heavy rain tomorrow. For more information, call (704) 735-5820.   HOBO SUPPER Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 South Highway 16 in Lowesville, will host a hobo…

Church briefs for Oct. 7, 2011

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  LIBERTY FESTIVAL Liberty Baptist Church, West Maiden Road in Maiden, will have their fall festival 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Free food, games, door prizes and bounce houses. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (828) 428-2278.   FELLOWSHIP MEAL Laboratory United Methodist Church, 1850 Bill Lynch Road in Lincolnton, will…

Around Town for Oct. 7, 2011

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  FOOD BANK The youth department of Lakeside Church in Denver is collecting food bank items now through Dec. 10. The food will be donated to “those who need a little help” at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Large donations can be picked up by appointment. For more information, contact (704) 489-6320.…

Around Town for October 5, 2011

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  SECURITY CLASSES Blackburn Baptist Church is hosting a free five-week long computer security class. Topics include basic computer security terms and virus and email protection, among others. Classes will be held 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 1. Only 30 spots are available. To sign up, email  info@blackburnchurch.org. FOOD…

Around Town for Oct. 3, 2011

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  FALL FESTIVAL Liberty Baptist Church in Lincolnton will host their fall festival from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 8. The event is free and open to the public with festivities that include free food, games, door prizes and bounce houses. For more information, contact Jean Sigmon at…

Weekly job listings from Employment Security Commission

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  The “ESC Job Listing Sampler” is provided as a joint effort before the Lincolnton Employment Security Commission office and the Lincoln Times-News. You must be registered with the Employment Security Commission to be referred for any of these jobs. Call (704) 735-8035 or visit the office at 526 N.…

Around Town for Sept. 30, 2011

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FALL BAZAAR McKendree United Methodist Church plans to host the United Methodist Women’s fall bazaar from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Festivities include a yard sale and crafts. Breakfast and lunch will also be served. The event is free for the public. For more information, call 704-530-4724.  …