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Elmores to celebrate their 60th anniversary

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Lee and Madeline Elmore will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Christmas day. They were married at Madeline’s parents’ home on Dec. 25, 1946. Lee is the son of the late Lee and Ola Elmore and Madeline’s parents were the late Frank and Elizabeth Sain. The families lived in Lincolnton. Both…

Christian Ministry donation

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Most Valuable Teacher Banquet

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Lincoln County Schools, in conjunction with Piedmont Natural Gas, honored eight educators Monday at its Most Valuable Teacher banquet. Among those recognized were: Retired LHS foreign language teacher Kay Barefoot, who laughs as her student sponsor, Madison Lanier reads her essay. Chris Dean / LTN Photo WLHS teacher Ken Hilderbran…

Making music with the masters

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Hundreds of Lincoln County fifth-graders made their musical debut with the North Carolina Symphony Thursday morning. “I loved it,” said Jason Lambeck, a student at Iron Station Elementary School. “You’re a kid, and you’re playing with professionals.” The symphony’s stop in Lincolnton has been a long-time tradition. Thursday evening, the…

Officials ready for state championship game

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There may not be a local football team going to the state championship this year, but Lincolnton and Maiden will still be represented on the field. Kevin Sanders, administrative assistant with the City of Maiden, and Don Bias, a Lincolnton doctor, will both serve as officials for the championship game…

Local teen takes spot on council

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When examining the life of Britney Lingerfelt, it’s no surprise the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault selected her as one of only 18 Youth Advisory Board members. “She’s grown up around the shelter, and she’s seen the things that have happened to people,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, the executive director…

Lake Calendar

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OPEN HOUSE The Friends of the Florence Shanklin Library will be holding an open house 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Holiday refreshments will be served and everyone is invited. BREAKFAST The children’s ministry at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will sponsor a breakfast with Santa at 9…

Around Town 12/6/2006

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HOT DOG SALE There will be a hot dog sale benefiting Cub Scout Pack No. 74 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, 520 Madison St., Lincolnton, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. FRESH START WIDOWED GROUP The fresh start widowed group of the greater Gaston area will hold a Christmas…

Fishing for a cause

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Artists, patrons say first Art Trail successful

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One of the first stop on the art trail, which was located on Verdict Ridge Drive, displayed oil paintings of Cathy Melesh. Ron McCan / LTN Photo Patrons and artists alike hailed Saturday’s first-ever Denver Art Trail a major success. The event – the first to bring east Lincoln artists…