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50th anniversary

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Bob and Leslie Costner of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 4. The couple were married Aug. 4, 1957 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. An anniversary celebration took place Aug. 4 at the Rhyne Height’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Their children are Leslie Ann Davis of Mt.…

Simmons twins share birthday, but a very different life

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When Tim and Mecca Simmons found out they were going to be parents, it was a big surprise. When they learned they were having twins, Tim almost fainted. But it was the news that one baby would be born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate that let the couple…

Camp prepares for school

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Getting ready for school has never been so much fun for nine Lincoln County students. The children participated in the second annual Optima Therapies camp at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School, sponsored by the Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln agency and the school district. “We want these kids to enjoy themselves but…

Around Town 8/10/2007

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SPORTS BOOSTERS The North Lincoln High School Sports Boosters will hold a general membership meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the seminar room. Plans for the upcoming year will be reviewed as well as updates on committee activities. BIBLE SCHOOL Unity Baptist Church, Lincolnton, will hold a game day theme…

Notable News

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· Lincoln County 4-H’ers received honors at the state presentation competitions during the annual North Carolina 4-H Congress. The Congress was held July 16-20 at North Carolina State University. State Winners were: Holly Mills, 16, daughter of James and Barbara Mills of Belmont, placed fourth in the State 4-H Fashion…

60 years of perfect church attendance

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Nellie Carpenter hasn’t missed a day of church in 60 years. She hasn’t missed a Sunday service because 60 years ago she made a promise to Jesus she would be faithful to the church because he healed her pain. After suffering with a painful blood condition for 21 years, Carpenter…

Freedom Church youth believes in helping others

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While most kids are spending their summer vacations soaking up air conditioning as they lie on the couch watching TV, there’s a group of local teens who found a more productive way to spend at least a part of their summer. The youth from Freedom Church, a relatively new congregation…

Pacesetters strive for the cup

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The 10 organizations stepping up to the plate for this year’s United Way pacesetter campaign have something to strive for. During its kickoff breakfast Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, the non-profit unveiled its pacesetter cup, a trophy that will be bestowed upon the winning pacesetter. “We thought it would be…

Deputies recover stolen ring, jewelry

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Lincoln County deputies recovered a stolen Super Bowl Ring of a former Carolina Panther during an undercover operation. Deputies worked with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and charged Matthew John Dibruno, Iron Station with possessing stolen property. Officer purchased the ring in undercover sting. The Super Bowl ring belonged to former Carolina…

More charges filed against rape suspect

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies located and apprehended a man wanted for two counts of statutory rape. Working on a tip, sheriff’s deputies found Dennis Richard McCurry, 37, of the 300 block of Lambs Way, Iron Station hiding in a residence in the 2500 block of Country Club Road. Deputies Steve…