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Language center’s use increases

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Since opening four years ago, Lincoln County Schools’ English as a Second Language Newcomer Center has become increasingly busy. “Our need has grown every year,” said Diana Carpenter, principal of Battleground Elementary School, which uses the center’s services. The ESL Newcomer Center helps with translation, enrollment and culture shock. “When…

West Lincoln queen

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North Lincoln queen

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Wilkinson residence wins yard of the month in Maiden

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Art classes open for children 8-13

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For the first time in several years, the Arts Council of Lincoln County will hold art classes for children. “It’s something we’re trying to reintroduce,” said Shelly Johnston, executive director of the council. The classes will be open for 8 to 13-year-old children. Students will meet from 4 to 5:30…

Around Town 9/28/2007

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SINGING The Golden Valley Crusaders will be singing at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Plainsview Church off N.C. 182 near Fallston. The community is invited to attend. ACADEMY Redemption Outreach Center Christian Academy, 700 Lithia Inn Road, Lincolnton, is now enrolling for the 2007-2008 school year. Fees include a non-refundable…

Store’s employees robbed

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Lincolnton Police officials said employees were robbed outside the Dollar Tree store on 644 Center Drive at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Two employees were leaving the store with the day’s deposits when they were approached by two black men. “They had bandanas on their faces and one had a rifle,”…

Senior staying young helping others find jobs

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Sara Ratchford, regional assistant for the Senior Community Service Employment Program, is a big fan of National Employ Older Workers Week. “We want to focus attention on older workers and the need for them to be employed,” she said. Ratchford, who spends her own work finding employment for older workers,…

Lincolnton gets voluntary restrictions

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As of Monday, the City of Lincolnton will be under voluntary water restrictions for the first time since the region began suffering from severe drought. Residents are urged to comply with the city’s guidelines during this Stage One Water Condition. Car washing should be kept to a minimum, and individuals…

Methodist Church’s Friday night initiative grows

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Anyone who grows up in a small town knows there isn’t much for teenagers to do on a Friday night. And most of the things they can get into aren’t necessarily going to keep them out of trouble. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford is changing that for…