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Around Town 3/1/2010

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HEALTH MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. QUILT GUILD The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until Noon, Wednesday in the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 511…

Engagement: Beam, Specht

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Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Dale Beam of Cherryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Christina Beam to Matthew Aaron Specht of Lincolnton. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She received her MA…

Former pharmacist faces drug charges

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A former hospital pharmacist, accused of taking a controlled substance from his previous employer is facing charges from the State Bureau of Investigation. Travis Scott Reynolds, 25, of Maiden, was arrested Feb. 19 at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Reynolds, a former pharmacist at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, is accused of embezzling…

Love Memorial line-dancer retiring

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Love Memorial Elementary School’s physical education teacher loves to dance, and he’s passed on that love to his students. Johnny Colvard has been a P.E. teacher in Lincoln County schools since 1976. He’s been at Love Memorial since 1985 and has organized annual dance performances for 10 of the past…

Iron Station organizes own Olympics

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Iron Station Elementary School students have immersed themselves in the Olympics for the past two weeks. They’ve learned about the event’s history and the athletes competing in it today. They’ve kept tally of what countries have won what medals and tried to pick their favorite event. “I like skiing, snowboarding,…

Raised beds an easy way to garden

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension has held two workshops on raised bed gardening with maximum attendance. For those who couldn’t get a spot in either workshop, a third is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The event is free. “I think partly it’s…

Puddingstone to perform at Lincoln Cultural Center

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Puddingstone will bring its unique mixture of music to the Lincoln Cultural March 6. “We have all the way from Renaissance music to Americana, Celtic, folk, classical – it’s a mixed bag,” said Denise Yoder, a member of Puddingstone who lives in Lincolnton. “That’s really kind of why we think…

Apple Festival T-shirt competition

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival is holding a contest to select the design for the official 2010 Apple Festival T-shirt. The top designer will receive a $200 prize and their design will be featured on the shirt. The second place artist will receive a $100 prize and the third place…

NC Chamber president offers upbeat message

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N.C. Chamber of Commerce President Lew Ebert brought a positive message to Lincoln County residents and business owners this week. “I am optimistic about North Carolina’s resilience, about our potential to emerge from this economic storm stronger and better than we even were before,” he said. “Make no mistake about…

Wallet stolen from probation officer

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Lincolnton Police are on the lookout for a person who took a probation officer’s wallet and used her debit card. The victim told police that she had left her wallet under her desk Tuesday at the Probation and Parole Office on East Sycamore Street before heading to court, Sgt. Richard…