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Bankrupt Crescent could affect lots of east Lincoln acreage

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If Charlotte-based Crescent Resources files for bankruptcy, the move may affect thousands of acres in and around east Lincoln County eyed for potential development someday — although exactly how could be anyone’s guess. Duke Energy Chief Financial Officer David Hauser dropped a bombshell last week when he told the Charlotte…

Reaction to shopping center plans mixed

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Residents who got their first glimpse at plans for a new shopping center in Denver Monday gave developers high marks for going higher-end, but also voiced concerns about traffic and how it may fit into a new vision for N.C. 16. More than 50 people turned out to Webb’s Chapel…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Strawberry Festival The annual Strawberry Festival is scheduled is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at East Lincoln High School off N.C. 73. The festival will feature vendors, music, a 5K race and dog show. Interested vendors can call (828) 461-2243. For more information on the…

Around Town 5/11/2009

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TENT REVIVAL Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville, will have a tent revival 7 p.m. tonight through Friday. Brother John O’Malley will preach each evening. For more information, call (704) 445-8420 or visit www.gospelwayonline.org. BICYCLE PLAN MTG. The Centralina Council of Governments will have a bicycle planning…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Calvin Darnell Derr Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on violating probation on previous charges…

Around Town 5/8/2009

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COUNTY PARKS Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is accepting reservations for the shelters at Beatty’s Ford and West Lincoln Parks. Both parks will officially open Saturday. For more information or to make a reservation, call (704) 748-1518 or visit www.lincolncounty.org. SENIOR DANCE The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway,…

Math students score high

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Students at Rock Springs and St. James elementary schools have placed top in the state in the First in Math Online Program. Rock Springs’ fifth-grade team took first place in the state competition and eighth place in the nation. St. James’ fifth-grade team took second place in the state and…

Religious drama tackles serious issues

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Boger City Baptist Church invites people to attend “the most important journey of your life.” Raptured, a drama written and directed by church member Judy Bates, will be performed throughout the weekend. “This was a God-thing,” Bates said. Bates, who is a fourth grade teacher at Maiden Elementary School, credits…

Winery to host Jubilee

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Woodmill Winery will host its annual Vineyard Blessing and Muscadine Jubilee Saturday in Vale. The vineyard blessing begins at 10 a.m. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. The event lasts through 6 p.m. “It’s a little ceremony,” said Joyce Miller, office manager, of the vineyard blessing. “There’s singing, and…

Weekend art classes in the works

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will be hosting a series of Saturday classes, each focusing on a particular art or craft. First up is a class on jewelry making taught by Violet Arth. The class will take place May 16. Participants will make three pairs of earrings. Supplies will…