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Giving a unique gift

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For those tired for giving roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, the Last Picasso presents an interesting alternative — singing valentines. “It’s more a funny, comical thing than it is a serious thing,” said Kimberly Travis, who, along with Lessie Williams, is organizing the fundraiser. The Last Picasso, a gift…

Improvisation group full of surprises

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Audience members don’t know what to expect going into a Missing Lincs performance and neither does the cast. “We don’t know where we’re going with it. We don’t know what we’re going to say,” said Ryan Gurganious, director. The improvisational troupe has had 15-minute performances before Lincoln Theatre Guild productions.…

Lincoln Cultural Center features pottery exhibit

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The hand-built pottery of Lincoln County seniors is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The artists saw their work for the first time at an opening reception held Wednesday at the center. “Wow,” said Sheila Mickey, an artist, of the final product. “Never in my wildest dreams did…

Seniors celebrate

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Lincoln County seniors celebrated Valentine’s Day early Thursday with food, music and fun. Above, local bluegrass musicians take the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center auditorium. Right, Josiah Bova, field operations manager for the North Carolina Senior Health Insurance Information Program, gives advice on saving money on prescription…

Around Town 2/13/2009

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BUDGET MEETING The mayor and city council will hold a budget work session beginning 1 p.m. today in the council chambers of City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss funding requests from several organizations. For more information, call Donna Flowers, city clerk at…

Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s Kidz Klub will meet 6-8 p.m. this evening in the Family Life Center. Dinner will be served followed by crafts and a presentation by the Bluemoon Puppets. For more information, contact Patty Crow at (704) 820-9878 or davidandpattycrow@netzero.net, Janet Howard at (704) 827-9417,…

Around Town 2/11/2009

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VALENTINE’S DANCE Cooperative Extension’s Senior Citizens Council has planned an entertaining and educational program for Lincoln County Senior Citizens on Thursday. A representative from the Dept. of Insurance will be there to briefly discuss Medicare and prescription drug plans and other issues concerning health care for senior citizens. There will…

Ribbon cutting

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Auction in April

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Alleged beating over bad grades gets dad arrested

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A southwestern Lincoln County man, accused abusing his son, was arrested Tuesday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators. The 48-year-old suspect is accused of beating his 13-year-old son because of alleged bad grades in school, Sheriff’s Detective Steve Grinnell reported. The suspect was taken into custody after authorities followed up a…