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Fostering Hope: Foster care provides bridge for broken families

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Editor’s Note: This story is the first in a three-part series that explores the foster care system in Lincoln County. Part 2 will run in Wednesday’s edition. — M.G. PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When a family is broken, there’s no easy fix. The jagged pieces of fractured lives may not…

Arts Council’s amateur photography contest adds youth category

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A youth category has been added to the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual amateur photography competition. Expanding on the contest’s parameters and outreach, youths who wish to participate must have the written consent of a parent or guardian. Participating adults must be 18 years or…

Lincolnton Business and Professional Women

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Local young lady competes for the Miss Pre-Teen title

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Lavoria Howze of Shelby was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Pre-Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Lavoria learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Charlotte area. Lavoria submitted an…

Supporting local law enforcement

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Delta Kappa Gamma welcomes new members

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Special to LTN The Delta Sigma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of women educators, met Sept. 29 at Boger City Methodist Church. The evening began with a meal catered by Anna Mullen. Dana Ayers welcomed the members to the meeting and Brenda Kinney provided an inspiring invocation…

Partnership for Children gives recognitions at board meeting

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Wadsworth: Take precautions against SIDS

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby under one year of age. It is the leading cause of death in babies after one month of age to one year. Although health care providers don’t know what causes SIDS, there…

The saga of a pair of coconut monkey heads

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Tina Fletcher told me that when her husband was a little boy, his Aunt Judy brought him a souvenir back from her trip to Hawaii. The gift was two coconut monkeys. A coconut monkey is a dried coconut that has a face carved into it and…

Cherryville Little Theatre’s October production of ‘Grease’ a family affair

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Led by director Pete DeGregory, the Cherryville Little Theatre will tackle a musical production that has become iconic in America when they perform “Grease” for their fall production. The 1971 musical reached the pinnacle of popularity when it hit movie theaters in 1978 and starred John…