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Around Town 3/16/2005

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SUPER SATURDAY BIBLE CLUB On March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon Gainsville Baptist Church will hold a Super Saturday Bible Club. The event is open to all children five and up. Call 704-732-0293 and leave a machine on the church answering machine if a ride is desired to and…

Lake Calendar

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JOB FAIR The ninth annual Small School Systems’ Large Job Fair is slated for Friday March 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizens Center. Teacher recruiters, personnel administrators, and principals will be on hand to conduct interviews. Applicants should bring resumes, letters of reference, and…

Scout`s Honor

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Practice makes perfect

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Champion gymnast Bobby Costea has broad shoulders, small hips and is 40 pounds of pure muscle. “He’s going to be hunky when he’s 20,” said Karen Costea, his mother. At the tender age of 7, Bobby has already won three first place medals at the 2005 North Carolina Men’s Gymnastics…

Radio station changes tune

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CHERRYVILLE – WCSL 1590 AM in Cherryville has announced that their music and programming format will change from adult contemporary to contemporary Christian. Currently, WSCL simulcasts with WLON Lincolnton to provide Cherryville with news, weather and local sports as well as music from the ’70s and ’80s. The new format…

Church marks 35 years

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Messiah United Methodist Church will celebrates its 35th anniversary on Sunday, the fourth service of its Lenten renewal Celebration which has been under way this past week. The Rev. Garland Young, who served as minister and lead the formation of the new congregation in the late 1960s and who led…

Chocolate Factory has cast of 30

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It’s not easy organizing a cast of 30 children, especially when singing, dancing and oompa loompas are involved. “It’s pulling itself together at the last minute,” said Shanti Ammen, a third grade teacher. Ammen and fellow teacher Jennifer Seiracki are the proud directors of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” starring…

Around Town 3/14/2005

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CHEERLEADING CLINIC Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is offering a cheerleading clinic Tuesday and Thursday, March 29 and 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Block Smith Gym (old Lincolnton High School gym). The clinic, open to boys and girls ages 4 and older, will focus on basic skill moves…

Within The Week

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I’m going to be honest. I kind of don’t want to announce a certain, very exciting, upcoming event. I fear if lots of people know about it, they will all attend, and I’ll have to sit at the back, or even worse, be turned away at the door. But I…

Electrical problem probably sparked Boger City fire

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An electrical problem appears to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a home Tuesday morning. County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell said the investigation into the fire at 937 Royal Drive finished up about noon Wednesday. The fire apparently started at a light socket above the pull-down stairs in…