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Only east Lincoln groups at initial NCN meeting

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The zoning experience of Wal-Mart during parts of 2005 and 2006 have taught residents and government officials many lessons, the most important of which is the necessity of communication between county government and citizens regarding zoning at the county commission and planning board levels. Borne out of that experience is…

Financing increasing need for water in east Lincoln ever-growing concern

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On April 18, members of the East Lincoln Area Chamber (ELAC) met to discuss the possibility of consolidating the city and county water and sewer systems. Finding ways to finance the impending project – whether involving consolidation or not – was the main focus of the meeting, and guest speaker…

Denver Fire Department manpower, new facilities addressed in new budget

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A population increase, coupled with the simultaneous building of two new substations, has put the need for more personnel at the center of a proposed Denver Fire Department budget for 2007/08. The budget, already submitted to the Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office, represents a four percent operational increase according to…

Rodeo promises thrills, laughs and fireworks

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Clowns, cowboys and bulls – both mechanical and live – will be on hand for the 12th annual Stampede Rodeo in Vale. “It’s a good family event because it just takes you back to when times were simpler,” said Tommy Poovey, an organizer. “It gives you a look to the…

Around Town 4/30/2007

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KIDZ CLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church Kidz Club meets 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday. Children ages 3 to 5 are welcome, no reservations required. There will be a petting zoo, games and snacks. Call (704) 820-9879/827- 9879. LOCKS OF LOVE H2O Salon will offer a free hair cut and…

Kidsmart

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Several weeks ago, an event at the YMCA celebrated KidSmart, in which a number of activities took place in which parents and children alike learned about safety and other fun and interesting information. Preston DeRoche proudly poses after he has crossed the finish line on a bicycle obstacle course. Ron…

Congratulations being named to WCU squad

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Lincoln County Democratic Party leaders selected

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Tears, cheers flow at Second Chance prom

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On Friday night, April 20, a glamorous event attracted a lot of very dressed up people to the Dallas campus of Gaston College. There was no red carpet, but the students attending Gaston’s second chance prom sure looked like movie stars. Faculty members spent Friday turning the Myers Center Cafeteria…

West Lincoln’s Cross Creek Cowboy Church a growing place for worship, fun, fellowship

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There’s a different kind of church in west Lincoln. It may not be a new idea, but Cross Creek Cowboy Church is the only one of its kind in the county. It all started when Bobby and Marta Truitt began their horseshoe ministry, handing out gospel tracts and horseshoes stamped…