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85th Birthday

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FSA plans committee elections

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Farmers and farm owners in Gaston and Lincoln counties are urged to submit nominating petitions for the local farmer elected FSA county committee election. Farmers in the Gaston county communities of Riverbend, Gastonia, South Point and Crowder’s Mountain can nominate a candidate to represent them on the five person FSA…

Gift from BellSouth

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Ron Fairbanks, president of the North Carolina State Volunteers, gives Victoria Walker, principal of Battleground Elementary School, a gift card for teaching supplies on Thursday morning. Steve Zickafoose, assistant superintendent for business affairs looks on. The Foothills Council of the BellSouth Pioneers provided a $50 gift card to 40 teachers…

Children experience Summer Ventures with 4-H

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The month of June was a time of true Summer Ventures for the children attending Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H’s day camp programs. Educational activities included, absorbing the need for milk by making “kick the can ice cream,” delving into international foods and cultures of France, Japan, Kenya and Mexico,…

50th Anniversary

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Lincoln students win medals

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Lincoln County School of Technology Students brought home four gold medals after participating in a national competition. Brandi Rinck, Nicole Presnell, Elizabeth Hotchkiss and Tabatha Duncan, all students at Lincolnton High School, presented a project centered around fighting child abuse at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCLA)…

Schools create new position to monitor building projects

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The Board of Education has a position to fill before construction on two new schools and three high school additions can begin. “We don’t need anyone to build it. We don’t need anyone to design it,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. “We need someone to monitor and supervise it.” This position…

Westport`s wish — Golf course purchase may soon be announced

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Westport Golf Course may soon be coming back to life with green courses and golfers galore after being closed since February of 2003. Although plans are not finalized, an announcement is expected to be made in the next three weeks about new ownership. “Nothing is signed yet. It’s just good…

Giving thanks to living

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Tucker’s Grove Campground was alive with the music Monday evening as people gathered to worship with one another. People were singing and dancing, banging their tambourines and clapping their hands. “Any way you bless me Lord, I’ll be satisfied…,” were some of the words of praise that filled the arbor.…

Lake Calendar

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PROBUS CLUB OF LAKE NORMAN The ProBus club of Lake Norman announces its summer social on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Charles Mack Citizen’s Center in Mooresville. Members, guests and prospective members are welcome. The evening will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by a catered dinner…