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  Service News   Navy Seaman Recruit Aliyah Shakir, daughter of Jahid Shakir, of Gastonia, and Sabretta Spann, of Iron Station, graduated from the United States Navy’s basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting,…

Art Garden coming to Lincolnton

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“District Lobby Day”

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Lincoln County Animal Services hosted “District Lobby Day” on April 4 to unite counties in the same district in order to speak about local animal welfare issues and daily operation procedures, LCAS Director David Workman said. Lincoln County officials who attended included North Carolina House of Representative Jason Saine, County…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist This month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and…

East Lincoln High alumna finds calling with AmeriCorps

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  Mordas   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One Lincoln County resident is putting her patriotism to work by completing the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program, a 10-month volunteer initiative under FEMA Corps. In February, Rebecca Mordas shipped out for a four-week training session with the federal assistance…

DDA, UMAR to dedicate community garden

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincolnton will soon offer a community therapeutic garden for city and county residents. On Wednesday the UMAR-Lincolnton Arts Center’s Art on Main and the Downtown Development Association will host the Ground Breaking and Blessing of the Garden. The envisioned garden is expected to incorporate…

4-H Fashion and Talent Show

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Eurey crowned

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Cub Scout Pack 76

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Selecting best social security benefit option

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MARTY REID Guest columnist Evidence suggests that many individuals may not be receiving adequate advice in selecting their social security retirement benefit. This is mainly due to the confusing spousal benefit options. While beginning the benefit at age 62, before full retirement age, is a popular option, it may not…

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