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Harvest Presbyterian teaches the basics at Vacation Bible School

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Kids celebrate reading with annual Park Day

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Carefree kids darted through a spray of water shooting from an open fire hydrant, slurped ice cream and flipped through stacks of books Thursday during a program designed to reward them for reading. Park Day, put on by the Lincoln County Public Library and co-sponsored by Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and…

Sign of the times – Are errors reaching epidemic proportions?

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Signs grab our attention. From obscure billboards to hand-painted banners, we check signs to find what we desire. Families want us to know about their upcoming yard sales. Churches ask us to be aware of their car washes, bake sales and vacation bible schools. Businesses demand that we visit them…

Local dairy family sets high standards

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Corey and Bridgette Lutz are on the cutting edge of environmental stewardship. The local farmers, named the State Conservation Farm Family of the Year award in 2001 by North Carolina’s State Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, milk 200 registered Jerseys on a scenic 240-acre parcel they purchased from…

81st Birthday

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Summer Lovin` – Children keep cool, seek fun in the sun

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The William Lentz Recreation Center and Betty G. Ross Park on S. Grove St. are alive with activity this summer. The pool and park have been filled with families looking for picnicking, playing and escaping the heat. The pool is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.…

Lending a hand

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Children at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County choose loading docks and the soup kitchen over television and swimming pools. Youngsters in the area have been volunteering with the non-profit organization that provides food and services to the needy. “They could be out swimming and playing video games, but they come…

North Lincoln wins awards

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“Paladin,” the yearbook at North Lincoln High School, won the award of distinction at the recent North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Lincoln also received three honorable mention awards for the yearbook cover design, theme and photography. All…

Harrill celebrates 90th

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Fleta Boggs Harrill was honored recently with an afternoon party to celebrate her 90th birthday. The birthday party was held at Boger City Rest Home, hosted by her granddaughter, Stacie Lea Self of San Diego, Cali., and her daughters, Ann Self Sigmon and Linda Harrill Rudisill. Becky Avent catered the…

Service News

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HICKMAN Airman Luke Hickman of Vale recently completed Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice school at Shepherd Air Force Base in Texas. During his crew chief training, he learned to perform inspections, functional checks and preventive maintenance on aircraft and aircraft-installed equipment. Preflight responsibilities include ensuring that the aircraft has been properly serviced…