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SAFE KIDS join ministry in bike helmet campaign

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Lake Calendar

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DENVER FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Denver Fire Department Board of Directors will be held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Denver fire station located at 3956 Hwy 16 north in Denver (Beside Denver Methodist Church). All residents and…

Shining Smile

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Is this it? — No says grill, IT`S still standing strong

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Rumors that It’s Drive-In Grill is shutting down are false. “I have heard that we have been sold to Pizza Hut and Cracker Barrel,” said owner, Steve Gibson. “We haven’t sold it.” In fact, Gibson said that they are not thinking about shutting down anytime soon. With many of the…

Country stores offer down home gifts for the holidays

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West Lincoln holds hidden treasures for holiday shoppers hoping to give unique gifts with a homegrown feel. Stores offer pillows stitched with the American flag, birdhouses with painted on sunflowers and a plethora of John Deere merchandise. At Knob Creek Orchard Fresh Farm Market, John Deere products are their biggest…