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Veterans monument, flagpole dedicated

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Around Town 11/12/2007

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POTTERY CLASS A pottery class for senior citizens will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 4 at Rising Sun Pottery, 209 S. Academy St. The class will offer general discussion of pottery, hands-on instruction and glazing and kiln firings of all pieces. Pottery made in the…

Blue Choo puts man back on track

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Rick Walker liked trains when he was a kid. But the Cherryville native grew up and opened his own business. Trains weren’t a high priority. “As I grew older, I didn’t have time for it,” Walker said. But several years ago, Walker’s love for the locomotive got back on track,…

Schools switch to paper plates

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Lincoln County schools last week moved to cut back water use by a quarter million gallons per month by using disposable plates and cups in the cafeterias. Executive Director of Facilities Darrell Gettys said the measure implemented Tuesday would reduce the school system’s overall use by 12 to 15 percent…

Library telecom upgrade proceeding slowly

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Installation of the telecom network upgrade for the Gaston-Lincoln Regional Libraries is not proceeding as quickly as planned, but it is proceeding. A telecom network is a combination of telephone and computer connections to make information available to all users of that network. The Internet is an example of a…

Steps taken toward community garden

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The new director of the Multicultural Center of Hope has big plans for a community garden, which he believes will bring people of different races closer together. The main problem? He needs a big chunk of land to make it possible. Enrique Fuentes, who has been director of the center…

75th birthday

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Devoted to the DAR

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Patrol says mom was speeding to get child to hospital

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A mother rushing to take her infant from Lincoln’s hospital to a different hospital caused a serious accident on N.C. Route 150, according to the Highway Patrol. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mary Kasey Nicole, 19, of Crouse was speeding to take her baby to a Shelby hospital on the…

Contraband checkpoint bags four on pot charges

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Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections conducted a contraband checkpoint at the Lincoln County Correctional Center Sunday. Traffic Safety Officer, Tyson Rogers and his K-9, Kilo, hit on four vehicles leading to citations for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The following people were issued citations:…