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Boaters feeling the pinch

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High gas prices aren’t just affecting drivers, they’ve also kept many boaters off the lake. “It was slower over Labor Day than usual,” said Allan Hobbs, dock manger at Westport Marina. “I think the high gas prices had something to do with it.” And even with the boat traffic the…

Get ready for third annual Denver Days Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

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The Denver Days fall festival is fast approaching and plans are being finalized. The third annual festival will take place at N.C. 16 and Triangle Circle from Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. “We had 20,000 people last year and we expect a lot more this year,” said Jerry Earnest, president…

Lake Calendar

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PROBUS CLUB The Probus Club of Lake Norman will host an identity theft speaker on Sept. 20. Lt. Leroy Buff will speak. The meeting will take place at Lake Norman Lutheran Church on N.C. 16. Social time will begin at 10 a.m. Guests are welcome. For more information contact club…

Leadership Lincoln 2005-2006

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Various members of this year’s class. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Around Town 9/12/2005

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LINCOLN COUNTY DEMOCRATS The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host an official Executive Committee meeting and general party meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center. A low cost dinner will be provided and a cake auction will follow the meeting. The public is welcome to…

Her mother`s love now to be shared with others

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Libby Carpenter remembers her mother, Gladys Carpenter, as a wonderful human being. Carpenter has so much to say, in fact, that it prompted her to write a story about her. The assignment she took on was for the Covenant Writers, an outreach of Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton. “Her love…

50th Anniversary

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Roy Dale Canipe and Ruby Ann Heavner Canipe of Lincolnton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 10 at Ryan’s Steak House. The couple was wed in Gaffney, S.C. After getting married, Ruby was a homemaker. She later worked in the housekeeping department of Lincoln Medical Center. Roy worked for…

Work by teachers on display

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The artwork of Lincoln County teachers will be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center beginning this Sunday. “Omnibus” will feature the art of all kinds of teachers — public, private and home — who love to create. In previous years, the show only included the work of art teachers.…

Hosting families turns into a sea of red tape

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Lincoln County residents who want to host families in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have a lot of waiting ahead of them. Area churches that were hoping to spearhead the effort have found themselves weighed down with red tape and FEMA regulations. “That can be somewhat of a bureaucratic entanglement,”…

Horse happy

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A twist of fate has landed an Iron Station equestrian on the cover of a national magazine. Appaloosa Horse Journal’s September issue features East Lincoln High School senior Mariah Bell and her horse, Dovie. “Of course I don’t have the cutest look on my face, but I was jumping a…