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Promoting peace, winning a prize

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East Lincoln biotech class first for county

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Biology teacher Leslie Benson brings something to East Lincoln High School that no school in Lincoln County has had before: biotechnology. Less than a month into the semester, students already have analyzed their own DNA from the insides of their cheeks and performed gel electrophoresis on bacterial DNA. Before performing…

Miss Mecklenburg

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Forney proves he’s more than football player

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Adrian Forney is the all-time leading rusher for the East Lincoln Mustangs. With more than 3,100 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns to his credit, his football legacy is secure. But every time he takes the court, he’s determined to prove he’s much more than just a running back. “Yeah, I…

Testing physical capabilities

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Matt Moses drags a dummy for a long distance.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would you lower water and sewer fees to secure housing that won’t impact schools or commuter traffic? Priscilla Foley, Westport: “Yes, because the sewage and water fees are way too high.” David McCrostie, Denver: “Probably not. I understand that [Carolina Ridge] is a great project, but we have so many…

Fortenbery recovers from robbery and back surgery

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Around Christmas 2006, Bart Fortenbery’s plan of releasing a CD of his music was derailed when his Cherryville business, Apple Lane Music, was robbed. Now, a little more than a year later, Fortenbery’s plans are back on track and his CD has become a reality. “I’ve been working on it…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…

Lincolnton Station nears completion

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Lincolnton Station, one of the largest plaza developments in Lincolnton, is scheduled for completion by April 1. A fitness studio, retail stores and an eatery are expected to open at the East Main Street location, said Mark Mahoney, development associate with York Development Group. “We already have two tenants lined…

Coming Up

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n When a leader speaks: N.C. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Lew Ebert, is scheduled to kick off Lincoln Economic Development Association’s new seminar series, Feb. 26. Dubbed the Lincoln Leader Series, speakers such as Ebert will help the county’s largest employers gain a state and national perspective on…