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Seasonal scenes provide an eye full

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A dedicated group of people make sure to keep Lincoln County festive during the holidays. Inflatable snowman, life size creches and a plethora of Christmas lights fill up neighborhood yards. Those who created the most impressive scenes have put a lot of time, money and labor into their decorations, and…

50th Anniversary

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Dean and Bonnie Brackett of Vale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 24. They have two children, Renee Brackett of Vale and Tonja McDonald of Huntersville. They have a granddaughter, Meagan McDonald of Huntersville. The family will celebrate with a Caribbean cruise.…

Party Pooped? Another is right around the corner

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Planning a party? The Party Box Etc. can help. The newly opened business offers everything one needs to plan a festive occasion. Partners Judy Barnes and Martha Green were tired of trying to get their shopping done for parties for their children. “It seems like when we would go to…

Charity plays angel to needy

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Christmas may be a little brighter this year for one little boy. For Brandon, a 17-month-old, it looks like he will be getting what he wants this Christmas thanks to the East Lincoln Christian Ministries. With help from several volunteers, the organization gave a red wagon to Jackie Hollingsworth’s son,…

Elementary aerobics — Shaping sharp students

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Children at Rock Springs Elementary are getting fit. “The Fit Kids” club, which is a partner of the Fit Dimension, is held once a week to help keep kids active. “The kids love it, the parents and the school,” said Jill Feldmeyer, who runs Fit Dimension. Each week, the kids…

Lake Calendar

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CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at Westport Baptist Church on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Judy Smith from Tri-City Baptist Church, Hickory. The singer will be Heather Gordon of Denver. The donation is $6. To make a reservation, call 877-629-6244 or for…

When Santa Claus came to town

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Santa Claus sat outside of his house in downtown Lincolnton for three weeks waving at passing traffic and learning the Christmas wishes of local children. If there was any doubt whether Lincolnton’s Santa was 100 percent real, all a child had to do was take a big tug on the…

Christmas Fund

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Susan Brymer, executive director for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, receives a handshake from Jim Warren of the Lincolnton Rotary Club after he turned over a $7,000 check. The check represents contributions from Rotarians who give each year to the Christmas fund. Al Dozier / LTN Photo…

All Aboard

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Students at the Denver Campus of the Lincoln Charter School climbed aboard their own Polar Express Friday afternoon. Tyler Carver, left, and Kayla Hayes held up their train tickets and prepared for the ride. Students went to see the holiday movie at Birkdale Village then made their own train in…

Bear gifts carry message

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Snacks and sweets aren’t the only issues concerning students in the NAC group. Children in the Nutrition Advisory Council at G.E. Massey Elementary School recently put community needs above their own — collecting 350 teddy bears for needy children. The bears were given to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton…