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Volunteers needed by local Red Cross

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The American Red Cross, an organization that has helped needy people in crisis for over a century, has a need itself — volunteers. “We always need more volunteers,” said Louann Freshour, Lincoln County chapter executive director. “We could not provide the services we provide without volunteers.” According to the Red…

Swim lessons available at Betty G. Ross pool

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Summer’s officially here, which means fun in the sun and water with trips to the beach, pool or lake. It can also mean tragedy, with numerous deaths occurring every summer caused by drownings. The water can remain fun for all with proper instruction. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is…

A freedom that’s a gift from God

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Many people claim to believe strongly in freedom of speech; few actually believe strongly enough to exercise that freedom. Christine Estep is one of the few. If the name sounds familiar, it is probably because Estep is a frequent writer to the Lincoln Times-News Readers’ Forum. Estep’s letters are her…

Local youths advance to state finals in casting kids competition

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Two qualifying sessions were held recently at Dick’s Sporting goods in Hickory for the Nationwide Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society’s (B.A.S.S.) Casting Kids competion Winners in the first session were Ian Roper from Hickory in the 7 – 10-year-old group and Mason Baker from Hickory in the 11 – 14-year-old class.…

Around Town 6/21/2006

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REEP REUNION The 16th national Reep Family Association Reunion will take place July 7 – 9. Registration begins 5 – 8 p.m. Friday at the Comfort Inn in Lincolnton. On Saturday, registration and activities will take place from 9 a.m. – noon at the Lincoln Senior Center, formerly Lincolnton High…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST E.C. Beatty will provide music for July’s Wayne’s Second Friday Feast, 10 a.m. July 14. Cost is $6 per person and includes the tip. Reservations must be made by Sunday, July 9. For more information, call Celia and Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355. SAFETY FAIR Westport Body Shop,…

Local debutantes step out in style

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Gone are the days when presentation at a Debutante Ball meant that women were prepared for marriage, but it still stands as a long-honored tradition for many families. Six local young women participated in the 60th annual Western Carolina Debutante Ball held Saturday, June 17, at Cleveland Community College. Sponsored…

Next stop – kindergarten!

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Nutrition employees receive honors

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The Child Nutrition Department of Lincoln County Schools recognized employees for their dedication to the job of providing “nutritious and delicious” meals to the students of Lincoln County May 16. Barbara Wood, manager at Love Memorial Elementary School, was selected as Lincoln County’s Child Nutrition Manager of the Year. Her…

Lincoln’s farmers market shows signs of summer

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market has opened on a full summer schedule. Hours have expanded to Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. The farmers stay open as late as the produce lasts and the customers continue to visit. The market…