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Denver Martial Artists

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Ballard: Sheriff keeps county safe

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing our sheriff, David Carpenter. He has served Lincoln County for 31 years and has been our sheriff for four years. As we talked, I found myself in awe of how seriously he takes our safety. As citizens, we know…

Down by the river

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A baseball story

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I had asked Sue Caldwell for a moment she would never forget, and she gave me this story about how Lincolnton’s first baseball team came to be. Caldwell tells me her dad, Giles Ballard, owned a country store located across the street from their house. The…

UMAR artists repurpose old typewriter parts

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Ballard: Woes of a first-time recital

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Alan Levins told me he inherited his mother’s piano, and he felt sad that no one was playing this beautiful instrument. He made a decision to take lessons himself. “I had been taking lessons for three or four years when my teacher approached me about being…

Lincolnton Lions Club college scholarships recipients announced

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Charles Stevens, Lions Club College Scholarship Chairperson, announced the 2014 Lincolnton Lions Club College Scholarship recipients at a recent club meeting. Eligibility requirements included that the applicant must be a graduating senior from each of Lincoln County’s four public high schools, a legal resident of Lincoln County and the U.S.,…

Column: Really, officer, I didn’t call 911!

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist When I asked Linda Goodson what was a moment she would never forget, she told me this: “One Saturday morning I was calling our daughter, who lives in Raleigh. I had just starting dialing the number when my husband, not realizing I was making a phone…

Young skateboarder taking talents to the next level

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Kaden Lewis has always loved to skateboard, but it’s only been in the last two years that he’s become passionate about his sport. Though his skill set landed him a third place finish in a bowl competition in Concord, it’s where his skills could take him…

Sigmon to travel to U.S. Open

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