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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…

Telling stories

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Story time at the West Lincoln Branch Library was a lively affair Thursday morning. Above, Jaden Canipe, David Wesson, Betsy Duncan and Daniel Wesson sing songs and wave ribbons. Below, Stephanie Osbourne, a children’s librarian, reads books about fall to the children. Later on, she helped the children create trees…

Raising funds for foster kids

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There are a record number of children in foster care in Lincoln County right now. On Sunday, Oct. 14, you can do something to put a smile on their faces. United Way of Lincoln County, WoodMill Winery, Trick 1 Customs and Sunrise Rotary-Lincolnton are sponsoring an event called the “Fostering…

Talented trio sparks West Lincoln High’s Rebels

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Entering the season, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover didn`t know how he was going to replace Chase Harbinson and Logan Scronce in the backfield. Harbinson rushed for 1,181 yards, while Scronce finished just 66 yards shy of 1,000. While Hoover`s concerns were warranted, the senior trio of Jordan Leonhardt,…

Digh excels sticking with boat business

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For Mike Digh, repairing boats is a family tradition. “I’ve always been in the boat business,” said Digh, of E.B. Digh and Son. “I grew up in it.” In 1953, Digh’s grandfather bought a place on Wilkinson Boulevard in Charlotte. It was a rundown shed when he bought it, but…

Opening Up

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Around Town 9/26/2007

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CHURCH SINGING Adam Beard will be singing at Sharon Baptist Church, N.C. 73, Iron Station, Saturday at 7 p.m. REUNION The 17th annual McMurry reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy., Lincolnton. Friends and family are urged to attend. Those attending are…

Five generations

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Johnny Appleseed shows and tells

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Vinzant leaving abuse coalition

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After five years of devoting herself to the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse, Kathy Vinzant is stepping down from her position as executive director. “It is a job that at times can be, for me personally, extremely emotional just because of the amount of stories you deal with day…