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Western Lincoln County to see road and bridge improvements

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans on making several improvements to an intersection just west of Lincolnton. Replacing several bridges in the west is also planned. The improvements to the intersection of N.C. 27 West, N.C. 182 and Hershel Lackey Road were endorsed and supported by the Lincoln County…

Horse, rider attend clinic

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VALE — Tristan Stines and her horse, Ghaze, were recently chosen by Clinton Anderson, a natural horsemanship trainer from Australia, to be part of a three-day clinic at the Western N.C. Agriculture Center in Fletcher. Ghaze, a seven-year-old thoroughbred, ex-race horse was the main demonstration horse for the clinic. Clinton…

Bye Bye Birdie

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Rose Alvarez (portrayed by Laura Hix) sings a song to her boss and love interest Albert Peterson (played by Cecil Smith) in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” The show opened Thursday and continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For ticket information call 704-735-2281. Jenny Walling / LTN…

Just Peachy – Farmers boast plentiful peach crop

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Peach lovers rest at ease. This year’s crop promises plentiful and tasty peaches through August, says area farmers. “(The crop) is looking good. It seems like an excellent season so far,” said Harvey Webb, owner of Webb’s Orchard. The season started at the beginning of June and should continue through…

Junior Charity League of Shelby to present Debutantes

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Sixty teens from 12 area cities and towns will be presented to society in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s 59th Annual Debutante Ball Saturday. The weekend’s activities began this morning with a Debutante registration and coffee at the home of Judge James and Paige Morgan. Tonight will include a…

Art A-Plenty

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Haleigh Bennett paints a flower pot Tuesday morning in Donna McMahon’s class. The Lincoln Arts Council held its annual Art Camp this week at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Students experimented with paint, ink, sculpture and various avenues of the arts. The young artists held an art show this morning to…

Music and mayhem unite

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Teens and adults hail Conrad Birdie and proclaim him an “All American Boy” as he arrives in Sweet Apple, Ohio during the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Sweet Apple, Ohio is brimming with controversy. Teenagers fight with their parents. Boyfriends struggle to…

Upcoming Events

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· The Lincoln Cultural Center host Kids Sing vocal camp Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids Sing will teach children ages 6-12 vocal and stage presentation skills. The camp will be taught by Tony Bathea. Students will perform a grand finale in the Timken Performance Hall on…

Spelling Bee Winners

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Lincoln Christian Academy held a spelling bee May 5. (Above) First grade winners were Caleb McSwain, first place, Lindsey Hager, second place, and Katie Shain, third place. (Below) Second grade winners were Donavon Marshall, first place, Ashton Johnston, second place, and Christian Sipe, third place.…

Depression controls the lives of silent sufferers

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Depression is a common mental illness that often goes untreated, said Dawn Wilson, community collaboration coordinator with Pathways. One in four women and one in 10 men experience depression at some time in their lives, she said. Two-thirds of those suffering don’t seek necessary treatment. “A lot of people confuse…