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Elite Team

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Members of the elite team at Maurice Moore’s Karate Academy in Lincolnton took home the gold recently at the Carolinas Martial Arts Open held in Columbia, S.C. and the Universal Martial Arts Karate tournament. The students received 22 first-place trophies, 12 second-place trophies and several finalists. Back row (L to…

Chamber job a challenge

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The Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is an organization that may prove helpful to people who move to the area from other cities. Crystal Gettys, who works in membership services at the chamber, knows exactly what it’s like to be the new kid in town. The Siler City native moved…

West Lincoln woman turns 103

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At the age of 103, Anne Louise Scronce has grown tired of birthdays. “I don’t bother to turn them,” she said. “I just let them slide by.” She doesn’t often think about her impressive age, so when the subject is brought up, it surprises her. “I can’t believe I’ve been…

A tough year for gardeners

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Although the summer is far from winding down, the season’s produce is beginning to peak and die out after a dry season following a severe Easter freeze. “We didn’t have as good as we have over the years,” said Lewis Heavner of his crop this year, “because of the dry…

What began as a challenge…

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Because retirement didn’t sit well with Bill Noblitt, and with time on his hand, he began crafting lighthouses (above) as well as turtle-head footstools (below). Chris Dean / LTN Photo Bill and Judy Noblitt met on a blind date and have been married for 18 years, but it wasn’t until…

Infirmities no impediment training for the triathlon

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Despite facing individual health issues, a father, mother and son trained hard and took on a triathlon together. “For all of us to be at the park together – that’s a big thing,” said Linda Cantelmi. The trio competed most recently in a triathlon held at Latta Park Plantation in…

Farewell

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Public invited to Lake Norman Covekeepers Aug. 2

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Starting 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, Lake Norman Covekeepers invite the public to participate in a boat trip to look at water quality issues in the area around the Lincoln County water intake. Afterwards there will be a visit to the water treatment plant, and then lunch, where a discussion…

Around Town 7/25/2007

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BIBLE SCHOOL Leonards Fork Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, which began July 22, is in session through Friday. Still time to participate. VBS takes place 5 – 8 p.m. All welcome. Take N.C. 182 West, turn left on Leonards Fork Church Road. GOSPEL SINGING Crouse Baptist Church will have a…

Lincolnton team brings medals home

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Competing with an average 30-plus athletes per event, Twist and Tuck team members brought home nine medals, 21 top 10 finishes and 16 top 20 awards from the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Trampoline and Tumbling National Championships held in Memphis, Tenn. during late June. Three team members Lukas Young, Graham…