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Hot topics on tonight’s commission agenda

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Several hot topics are on the agenda for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners tonight. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Commissioners Carrol Mitchem and Marie Moore will present recommendations on the proposed redistricting. Mitchem and Moore were appointed…

Around Town 5/16/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet Tuesday. Al Dozier, editor of the Lincoln Times-News will be the guest speaker and will share some of his career experiences. Members and guests will arrive at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Steak House. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Upcoming fund…

New Schools particulars discussed at board meeting

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The framework for the new elementary and middle schools was put into motion Wednesday night at the monthly board of education meeting. The colors have been chosen for the new elementary and middle schools. Also, a date and location has been set for deciding the names of both schools. “We…

This won`t hurt but a little bit

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Belmont Abby magazine recognized

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BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College’s alumni magazine, “Crossroads,’ has earned high honors for the second year in a row, garnering three Communicator Awards in the 2005 Print Media competition. The college won two Awards of Distinction for its Winter/Spring 2004 issue in the categories of best magazine for an educational…

Ambassador`s committee membership ranks rising

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador’s Committee is rising in numbers. From January, when the group had 14 members, it now boasts an enrollment of 22. Some credit the rapid rise to the efforts of chairman Gary Caldwell, who took up the reins last December. “The whole group is…

Singing for supper

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Mother`s azalea bush blooms on love, keeps on growing

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Since her mother planted an azalea bush in her yard in the mid 1970s, Linda Spencer has done little to keep it alive. “It’s just wild,” said Spencer. “It’s never been fertilized.” After a minute to think, Spencer changes her mind. “It was initially fertilized with love in 1976, but…

Lincoln County book clubs hold meeting

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History and a love of reading collided at the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday afternoon as three book clubs met under one roof. The Mentor Book Club has the prestigious honor of being the oldest one in the county – clocking in at 86 years. The Priscilla Book Club is right…

Southern author tells her story

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For most writers, a novel begins with a character. For Mindy Friddle, author of “The Garden Angel,” that character was a dilapidated, Southern house. Friddle, a Greenville, S.C. native, spoke to three Lincoln County book clubs at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Wednesday. She told the crowd that she was…