Home » Archives by category » Local News (Page 1185)

Tech grants announced

Share This Post

Six area schools have received an extra boost for technology. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation recently distributed $1,000 in technology grants to all schools in the system, but six facilities received additional funding. Rock Springs Elementary, Lincolnton Middle and East Lincoln High schools all received $2,500. S. Ray Lowder,…

Sole provider—Bakery opens doors and heart to Lincolnton

Share This Post

Getting up at 4 a.m. to start baking is not a chore for DeAnn Parsons. Smells of baking cookies, muffins and dough fill the air of the Lincolnton bakery. She makes everything from scratch every morning in order to offer fresh items for her customers. Northgate Bakery, located across from…

Symphony makes stop in town

Share This Post

The North Carolina Symphony comes to town on Dec. 9 bringing with it classical music and holiday favorites. The audience even gets a chance to join in on the music. “You sing, and you’re in a crowd that’s celebrating,” said Adair Cantwell, co-president of the Lincoln County chapter of the…

Teenager takes charge of play

Share This Post

Being directed by a soft spoken 16-year-old, isn’t what most actors expect when entering into a holiday play with a cast of over 50 performers. “It struck me as somewhat funny or unusual at first, but it’s been good,” said Bill Coram, who plays Rev. Hopkins in “The Best Christmas…

SAFE KIDS join ministry in bike helmet campaign

Share This Post

Two local organizations are working together to keep kids safe. Lincoln County SAFE KIDS Coalition has teamed up with Christian Ministry of Lincoln County to provide bicycle helmets to children this Christmas, according to Lincoln County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell. This is the second year that SAFE KIDS has assisted…

WLHS band has successful season

Share This Post

Under the leadership of band director Jack Horner and assistant director David Parsons, the West Lincoln High School “Marching Rebel Band” received many awards during this year’s competitive season. Entitled “The Water Show,” the band’s 2004 field show featured such tunes as “Anchors Aweigh,” “Sailing,” “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,”…

Auction Helps Diabetes Association

Share This Post

Jennifer Painter, area associate for the American Diabetes Association, looks at an autographed picture of NFL Quarterback Dan Marino held by Jack Funk, who chaired the recent Business Expo in Lincolnton where the picture and other sports memorabilia items were auctioned off to benefit the association and may be expanded…

Former minister files for appeal

Share This Post

A former Lincoln County minister sentenced to 36 years in prison on Oct. 27 for sexually abusing three of his daughters has appealed the ruling. Ted Hendrix, 67, was a pastor at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Denver. He resigned in August 2003 after the accusations surfaced. Detective Dawn…

East Lincoln women talk politics

Share This Post

East Lincoln now has a Democratic voice. The East Lincoln Democratic Women’s Group, a committee of the Lincoln County Democratic Women, will start meeting regularly every fourth Tuesday of the month. The first official meeting will be Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter By-The-Lake Episcopal Church. “There are…

Buzzing about — Sugar Buzz opens new sit-down location

Share This Post

Take a break and nibble on a oatmeal fudge bar. Layers of chewy fudge and oatmeal with a hint of salt are sure to satisfy anyone’s chocolate craving. The savory treat has become a favorite by many in the area. The famous oatmeal fudge bar at Sugar Buzz in Denver…