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Denver opposition group formed to fight Wal-Mart

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NO to Wal-Mart! Cheryl Deskus, a Denver resident, has formed a group called “Denver First,” which consists of people who are opposed to the Super Wal-Mart that has plans to come to the NC 16/73 intersection. “I am very surprised at the amount of people that I have talked to…

Around Town 7/11/2005

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REVIVAL Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1774 Buffalo Shoals Road, will hold revival Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Pastor Robert Wensil. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information call (704) 732-1656. REC MEETING The Lincoln County Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Lentz Recreation…

Can it get any better than this?

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Saturday was Family Fun Day at Lincolnton Church of God, with plenty of food and activities for young and old. (Above) Jason Hill (left) and Josh Craig enjoy some ice cream. (below) Josh Howard hurled a horseshoe during a match. Did he make a ringer? Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

This old house

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Built in 1884, the home of Homer and Shirley Smith has gone through its share of changes over the years. The one thing that has remained the same, however, is its social atmosphere and open door policy. “It’s like everybody’s home,” said Homer. “It’s a welcome sight.” Homer has lived…

Non-profit uses horsing around for therapeutic health

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At-risk youth can shut out teachers, parents and principals, but there’s one thing that’s impossible to ignore. “You get them in an arena with a horse and there’s no way they do not engage,” said Vicki Robinson, an equine-assisted therapist. “They have met their match.” Shepherd Inc., a non-profit that…

Mind reading magic

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Going out with a bang

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Little support thus far getting Jesus DVD into homes by Christmas

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If all goes right, every household in Lincoln County will receive a Christmas gift this December. Bob Wise, pastor of Creek Side Community Church in Gaston County, hopes it will be a gift that changes lives. The gift Wise hopes to present is the DVD of the movie, “Jesus.” “As…

Groundbreaking

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Around Town 7/8/2005

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BLOODMOBILES The American Red Cross will have bloodmobiles at Saith Baptist Church on Old Plank Road from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Gainsville Baptist Church on N.C. 182 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. CAR SHOW FUND-RAISER The Tach Twisters Club will hold a car show at Macedonia Baptist…