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2005 Qpple Queen Contestants

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Ashley Marie Arlow is a 2004 graduate of Lincolnton High School and currently is a sophomore at Duke University whose major field of study is politics and policy making. Her parents are Tom and Cristina Arlow of Lincolnton. Jennifer Leigh Boyle will be a senior at North Lincoln High School.…

How ya gonna keep`em down on the farm once the new school year starts?

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Two Lincoln County teachers, Pumpkin Center Elementary School’s Beth Blume and Irene Specht, recently participated in the North Carolina Farm Bureau’s “Ag in the Classroom” program at the Village Inn Conference Center in Clemmons. The workshop, entitled North Carolina Farm Bureau AITC Summer Reading Teacher in Service Workshop, which lasted…

Camping with a difference takes on new meaning

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While most campers are knocking down cobwebs and washing their sheets, the Sigmon family had to start from scratch. This camp meeting is a lot different than past years. It was not the midnight call Joy and Johnny were expecting that Thursday morning. The Denver Fire Department contacted the Sigmons…

Ron Smith taking over as marine executive director

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Bob Elliott is phasing out. The executive director of the Lake Norman Marine Commission has handed over his title to Ron Smith, a former planning director for Iredell County and former executive director. The switch was made at Monday night’s marine commission meeting. “I’m looking forward to it, I have…

IT`S RALLY TIME!
Women golfers to tee off against breast cancer

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Frances Knox wanted to give back to the community. Having many friends and family who have been exposed to breast cancer, she wanted to reach out. “Breast cancer is one of the leading health risks for women,” Knox said. Because of that concern, Knox contacted Golf for Women magazine five…

Around Town 8/10/2005

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PERFORMANCE CANCELLATION Due to the death of cherished friend of several cast members, the Saturday performance of “Open-air Shakespeare” has been canceled. SENIOR CARE HELP SIGN-UP DAY Senior Care extra help sign-up day will be from 2 – 4 p.m. on, Aug. 16 at the Lincoln County Senior Center on…

61st Anniversary

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Extra! Extra!
Local teen goes from extra to actress on “One Tree Hill”

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For three sleep-deprived days, a local teen lived the fabulous life of a television actor while working on the WB drama “One Tree Hill.” Kathryn Geerken, a rising senior at East Lincoln High School, survived the workdays, which would often last until 7:30 a.m., with energy drinks and ice cream.…

Around Town 8/8/2005

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DANCE The Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department will host a Senior Citizens Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Citizens Resource Center. Doors will open at il 6:30 p.m. and the first 250 people present will be admitted. The Country Bucks will provide the entertainment. Ages 55…

50th Anniversary

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