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CATS usage rising

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Lincoln County’s Express Bus service from Denver to downtown Charlotte has experienced an increase in its bus rider numbers. The rate for July was 981 people a month, up from 731 people in June. This averages 46 people a day, up from 40 people a day in June. The bus…

Knights v. Mustangs — Meeting at the line

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East, North Lincoln to hold tailgate bash before game To help kickoff the football season, North Lincoln High School will have a tailgate party Friday, Sept. 10. The event will be held before the game between the North Lincoln Knights and neighboring team the East Lincoln Mustangs. “We have a…

Lake Calendar

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ELBA COMMUNITY DINNER The East Lincoln Betterment Association will be hosting a community dinner Sept. 14 at Westport Baptist Church. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. and consist of salad and spaghetti with garlic bread for a donation to the youth group. At 7:30 p.m., the speaker will be Stephen…

Apple Festival Preparation

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Members of the Extension and Community Association made apple butter last week in preparation for the Lincoln County Apple Festival. (From left) Rachel Rhyne, Jean Hoyle and Fairy Burton work diligently to make the sweet treat. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Grant to update LHS media center

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With the help of a $20,000 grant, Lincolnton High School hopes to update its media center in a way that serves the school’s diverse student population. “If you have modernized things for them, they’ll check it out,” said Cale Sain, a vice principal at the school. “If we want to…

BBQ cook brings secret recipe to Denver

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Asheville native Gary McClure knew that Denver needed an upscale restaurant with a family atmosphere. His quest then began to open a restaurant that everyone could enjoy. Curly’s BBQ in Denver opened in early August and is already off to a rip-roaring start, says McClure. He brought the barbecue recipe…

Chamber will hold first Business Expo

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It will be the first Business Expo for Lincoln County. Sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the Oct. 21 Expo expects to feature some 40 businesses ranging from healthcare to real estate and retail services. It will be held at the James W. Warren Citizen Center in Lincolnton.…

Youth Quest

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A group from Redemption Outreach Center in Lincolnton attended Youth Quest 2004 July 19-23 in Daytona, Fla. Local teens Hannah Reynolds and Jay Goodman competed. Reynolds received third place in the nationals in communication arts, short sermon; and Goodman received first place in nationals in creative arts, photography. Joining in…

Real estate sales slow in west end

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According to one realtor in Lincoln County, real estate sales on the west side of the county have been typically slower than in the last two to three years. One of the problems could be a lack of buyers versus the number of listings in the area. Homeowners with a…

Battling Bullies — Counselors teach self esteem

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Every school has bullies whether it be the student who yells insults at underclassman on the bus, the boy who constantly hits other children on the playground or the queen bee who makes a habit of excluding girls from her clique. West Lincoln Middle School, and several other schools in…