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Westport Baptist Church welcomes new senior pastor

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Westport Baptist Church would like to welcome its new senior pastor, Steve Owenby, and his wife, Dawna. Steve grew up in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. It was during his senior year in high school that he sensed the call of God on his life to be a pastor. After high…

United States Marine promoted

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United States marine Tommy Harkey has been promoted from lance corporal to the rank of corporal. The ceremony took place on Sept. 2. Cpl. Harkey is a field radio operator attached to a field artillery unit at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base in Hawaii, where he has been doing various…

Lincoln County Extension News

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Apple Dish Contest The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s Apple Dish Contest is now accepting entries in the following categories: main dish (must contain meat or meat substitute); cakes, breads and cookies; pies, pastries and tarts; miscellaneous (beverages, appetizers, microwave, low calorie); youth ages 8-12 and 13-17. There will also be…

Lincolnton mayor marks Constitution Week

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Master gardener class makes a comeback

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Prospective gardeners can take out their spades, order their pruners and purchase a new set of gloves. A Cooperative Extension staple returns to the county later this month and aims to turn even the typical novice into a “master gardener” with a green thumb. Kevin Starr…

Bon Worth, a staple in Lincolnton

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist People who have lived in Lincolnton for a long time know about Bon Worth, the store for the more mature lady. Darlene McConnell began working for this store in April 1979 about two or three days after it opened. She began working as an assistant manager,…

Spooktacular upcoming for Partnership for Children

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Fall is in the air. Soon the leaves will be changing colors. Turkey and stuffing will be in the oven. Hot chocolate will be an evening treat. Pumpkins will be carved after a day of picking out the perfect one at the pumpkin patch. It is…

Bulow Bowman awards scholarships to undergraduate students

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Special to LTN The Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund has announced its 2015 undergraduate scholarship awards. The scholarship fund, created by Bulow W. Bowman in honor of her mother, Bulow M. Bowman, annually awards scholarships to outstanding women graduating from Lincoln County high schools to attend UNC-Greensboro or North Carolina State…

Local student receives scholarship

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Elizabeth Kay Sisk, daughter of Todd and Ann Sisk, has been awarded the Kuzmicki-McCutchen Scholarship from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Recipients were awarded based on high school grades and art portfolio. Elizabeth is a 2015 graduate of East Lincoln High School and is currently a…