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Around Town 5/11/2007

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FILL THE BOOT The Lincolnton and Boger City firefighters will be filling their boots with donations to benefit the local Muscular Dystrophy Association. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of East Main Street and General Boulevard with their boots so that motorists may give their dollars and…

Grand opening

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Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant earns Polished Apple

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Because it recently completed a major rehabilitation project to its building that included additional tables and booths, renovated restrooms, new flooring, exterior painting and more, Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant was presented with the City of Lincolnton Polished Apple award. The City is beginning this award program to provide an incentive for…

Pigeon enthusiasts race birds hundreds of miles

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How racing pigeons find their way home in just 10 hours after being released 500 miles away remains a mystery. “Nobody knows for sure,” said Fred Nichols, an Iron Station man who races and raises pigeons. “Honest and truly there’s no definitive answer why.” It could be eyesight or hearing…

Southern Fried woman gives talk

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Pamela King Cable shared her special brand of southern humor at the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday. “I’m going to entertain you just a little bit today,” she told the audience at the Timken Performance Hall. “So picture yourself on your porch or your mama’s front porch – fan away a…

Strawberries ripe for the picking

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Strawberries survived this season’s harsh temperatures, making them one of the only farm-fresh fruits available. “We really need to appreciate these strawberries because most of our fruit crops are going to be thin or non-existent this summer,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. Peaches, apples, blueberries…

80th birthday

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Fighting Cystic Fibrosis

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Denver’s Farmers Market vendors sell out wares fast

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Rainy skies didn’t keep people away from the Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver’s opening day. “People were here before we opened,” said Lucia Siochi, a vendor. “We hadn’t even finished setting up when we sold things.” Those who went to the market’s opening day learned the sooner they get…

Festival-goers clutching at straw…berries

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Despite rainy weather and a low berry count due to early freezing temperatures, residents came out Saturday to the 22nd annual Strawberry Festival held in the East Lincoln High School parking lot. “We can’t always have it go our way, it can’t be perfect,” said Debbie Hultgren, a member of…