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New year sees gyms packed

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January begins, New Year’s resolutions are made and traffic at local gyms increases enormously. “Participation doubles in January,” said Chip Stewart, manager of All American Fitness in Lincolnton. In fact, sign-ups continue to climb throughout March. After a definite lull during the holiday season, people are ready to take off…

Resolving to do better in the New Year

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The start of the new year is always a favorite time to give up a bad habit or take on a good one. Top New Years resolutions include losing weight, getting fit and enjoying life more. Here’s a few resolutions from Lincoln County citizens: “Well I do want to quite…

50th Anniversary

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60th wedding anniversary

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Alfred and Dorothy Byrnes of Lincolnton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this December. Al was from New York and Dottie was from Michigan, but the couple met over a telegraph counter in Madison, Wis. They were married in Schenectady, NY in 1945. Their children are James of Gibralter, Mich., Donald…

Golf shop open for business

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Lincoln County golf amateurs and professionals can now enjoy a full service pro-shop and driving range located in west Lincoln. “It’s a great idea for the community,” said Bill Cease, part-owner in Tee One Up. “You can teach a younger kid golf, and by the time they are 50 and…

Lions Club poster winners

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On display at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton are 28 entries from Lincoln County in the 2005-06 Lions International Peace Post Contest. The year’s theme was “Peace without borders.” Students who earned top honors received a cash award and their school placed their name on a plaque. The…

Several years in the making, Cline Farm community-to-be ready to debut

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Turnout was heavy several months ago as plans were unveiled for the projected development of what will be a premier residential community in Lincoln County, Cline Farm. Steve Steiner / LTN Photo It may have taken slightly longer than originally planned, but now that all the “i”s have been dotted…

For the children

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About the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

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The Chamber’s leads group meets on a weekly basis to develop new, additional, profitable business for its members through referrals and/or recommendations by members to each other. Not only does this group provide leads and fellowship for each other, it is also are a community-minded group. On an on-going basis,…

Pharmacy a delightful step into the past

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Houser’s Drugs, a notable landmark for more than 50 years in Cherryville keeps tradition and a small town atmosphere alive by catering to citizens. “I’ve been coming for 10 to 15 years every morning,” said Ruth Black-Anthony. “It’s a friendly place to meet and they’re awfully nice here. It’s a…