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Helicopter search helps find 7-foot marijuana plant

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A helicopter search by the National Guard for drug operations led to the arrest of two men who allegedly hung a 7-foot marijuana plant from their back porch in Vale. The single plant allegedly contained 13 pounds of marijuana and was four inches at its base, according to authorities. Narcotics…

Caution mixed with fun

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Burnt churches council sets restoration service

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To help begin the healing process, the North Carolina Council of Burnt Churches is hosting a restoration service for the Temple Baptist Church Oct. 13 in Lincolnton. “We can’t even explain how much of a great loss it is to have your church burned by an arsonist,” Rev. Brenda Stevenson,…

Sally’s Y land donated

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Around Town 9/21/2007

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RED CROSS DINNER The American Red Cross is having a chicken dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Crouse Community Center. Half a chicken, baked beans cole slaw, dessert and tea will cost $8. Dine in or takeout is available. HOMECOMING Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St.,…

Comedy pokes fun at the South

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s “Dearly Departed” has a cast of recognizable, southern characters. “It’s very cornbread and sweet tea,” said director Ryan Gurganious. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center and at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be an additional performance…

Benefit planned for child

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Justin Owens, 10, wants to be a scientist when he grows up. He has three telescopes and four microscopes and loves to study the subject in school. “You can do cool experiments,” said the F.D. Jack Kiser Intermediate fifth-grader. According to his mother, when he goes to the beach he…

Skating, singing and softball set for Saturday

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Providence Baptist Church will host a block party Saturday full of singing, dancing, skateboarding and softball. “Everybody’s welcome,” said Debra Ransom, an organizer. “They can bring their skateboards.” The church, which is located at 1110 East Pine St. in Lincolnton, is teaming up with Hull’s Grove Baptist Church for the…

Ministry a friend to the elderly

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(This is the fourth story in an ongoing series celebrating the 30th anniversary of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County) The Nursing Home Ministry may not be Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s most well-known component, but those who benefit from it cherish it. “They just brighten up when someone goes into…