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Community eyes grants for proposed west Lincoln park

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By early fall, residents will find out if plans for a park in west Lincoln will get a $500,000 boost. County commissioners recently pledged to match up to $250,000 in grants applied for through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The park would be located on a 54-acre tract on…

Dancer gets top score

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On Dec. 7, 2003, Arianna Timmerman, 9-year-old daughter of Chuck Timmerman of Cherryville and Vicki Timmerman Blythe of Lincolnton, took top score and honors of her age group at the Dance Machine Productions Regional Competition in Elkin. Timmerman’s free-style solo dance routine consisted of a mix of lyrical, jazz and…

Education, protection offered to are seniors

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Continuing education is important at all ages. The Healthy Living Series returns for its 11th year with that purpose. “Seniors need to be aware of up-to-date information, and they take note of what we say,” said Sharon Boyes, program assistant with Lincoln County Senior Services. The program will be held…

Restaurants cater to health-minded eaters

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Dieters may not be able to have their cake and eat it too, but ice cream could be a different story. Owners of I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt have been addressing the needs of their customers for years. “It’s not just fad diets. There are a lot of families who…

Insects bring threat

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Smack! You squash the tiny insect as it bites your leg. But has the damage already been done? Aside from the bite site that will itch for days, the threat of disease spread by mosquitoes remains a concern in Lincoln County. Mosquitoes can carry two diseases in this area —…

World tour

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Brian Hawkins, originally from Lincolnton, visited Vietnam during an around the world tour. While there he befriended a young girl and eventually bought a hat from her. A 1991 graduate of Lincolnton High School, he reside in Moran, Wyo. where he works with troubled youth in a Wilderness Camp. He…

Medical student gets training at home-town office

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Working side by side with a doctor in a small town can teach a medical student a lot. “It’s interesting to see how the trust is built first hand between doctor and patient,” said Ben Coulter, a first year medical student at Wake Forest University. “To treat an entire person…

Pageant set for Aug. 9

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Applications are being accepted for the 30th Annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Contestants must be a rising high school senior as of Fall 2008 and no older than 23. They must also be…

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