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Ministry helps men find faith behind prison walls

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It’s easy to drive quickly past the Lowe’s heading towards downtown Lincolnton, rushing to or from work and other daily obligations. It’s easy to forget what lays just behind the Lowe’s Hardware Store in Lincolnton – the Lincoln Correctional Center, a medium-security prison that houses 202 inmates serving a range…

“God Rocks” area youth Sunday night at Denver UMC

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(Left photo) Benton Blount (right), lead singer of Seven Miles, led the youth rally “God Rocks” at the picnic shelter of Denver United Methodist Church Sunday evening. (Right photo) Youth from churches in both Catawba and Lincoln counties praised and worshipped during the second annual event. Jon Mayhew / LTN…

ELAC goes on offensive over temporary sign issue

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While proposed changes to the Lincoln County sign ordinance wait to be reviewed by the county planning board and approved by county commissioners, members of the East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) are going on the offensive in response to a petition given to commissioners at a recent meeting. The petition…

Complications from pneumonia claim life of ELPAC founder

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Judy Browne, the founder of the East Lincoln Political Action Committee (ELPAC), knew the results of the run-off election between county commissioner Carrol Mitchem and opponent Bruce Carlton Tuesday night. According to family friend Ray Holmes, she was elated as founder of ELPAC at the results. The next morning, her…

Lake Calendar

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BOATING SAFETY Flotillas 17-6 and 17-8 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary are offering boating skills and seamanship courses 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at the Shepherd’s Volunteer Fire Department on N.C. 21 in Mooresville. Cost is $40 and lunch will be available at a small additional cost.…

North Lincoln H.S. “Band of Knights” complete successful 2005 -06 season

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Recently, the “Band of Knights” of North Lincoln High School held its annual Awards Night Ceremony, celebrating the successes of the year in band, and recognizing students who had made outstanding achievements in the area of band music. High on the list of the band’s achievements was its recent trip…

Older Americans Celebration 2006

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Hog Happenin’ fixin’s ’n’ fun

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You call that trash “music?” As a matter of fact, yes, and we call it “Fresh Trash.”

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Festival brings in bikers

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For many, gone are the days of leather, loitering and Hell’s Angels. There’s a new face of motorcycling, and it’s a kinder, gentler one. “I’m more proud of the image I’m trying to portray than anything else I do,” said Wade Roberts, owner of Trick 1 Customs. Trick 1 Customs…