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N.C. 16 next leg on target for opening

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The next leg of the new N.C. 16 up to Optimist Club Road remains on track to open by July 24, according to engineers with the construction firm overseeing the nearly $30 million highway project. “It’s an aggressive schedule, but we feel comfortable with it,” Bobby Eaves, construction manager for…

Lowesville church plans new sanctuary

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After 150 years of offering spiritual shelter, Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville will soon have a new sanctuary to help in that mission. The church off N.C. 16 in southeastern Lincoln County is launching a capital campaign this month to support a $1.8 million building and renovation project…

Mustangs’ Johnson showing maturity as senior year starts

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DENVER — Rewind four years ago and Ethan Johnson was a freshman playing varsity for the East Lincoln baseball team. Fast forward to last season and Johnson sat out a year as he injured his shoulder. Pause to this season and watch Johnson unfold a stellar start to his senior…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Spring Break Camp Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is hosting a spring break camp for kids grade K — 6th from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center on Optimist Club Road. The fee is $85 and registration ends Thursday. Call Lindsay at (704)…

.Around Town

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SPRING REVIVAL Piney Grove Baptist Church will have a Spring Revival 7 p.m. this evening and Tuesday. The Rev. Marcus will at tonight’s service and the Rev. Jimmy Buress will speak Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to attend. REVIVAL Bethel Baptist Church will have a revival 7 p.m. this evening through…

50th Anniversary

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Dedicated Volunteers

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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 Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…

Around Town 3/27/2009

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VOCAL COMPETITION The Seventh Annual Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition well be Saturday and Sunday in the Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center. 12 semifinalists will compete 2 p.m. Saturday. The six finalists will compete 3 p.m. Sunday. Last year’s winner, Marvin Kehler will perform during the final competition. Admission…

Class on beginning a garden offered through Extension

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With the struggling economy causing stress, many people are making an effort to simplify their lives, decrease anxiety and get back to basics. “The economy, I think, is in the back of people’s minds when they think about gardening for the first time and expanding their garden,” said Kevin Starr,…