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Will future N.C. 73 shopping center project snuff Riverwalk apartment expansion?

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A potential battle is brewing in Denver that has the makings of David versus Goliath. Substitute Riverwalk Apartments for David and Aston Properties for Goliath. Plans for a new 86,991-square-foot shopping center next to the site of the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter on N.C. 73 may stand in the way of…

Laughter is the best medicine says performer

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Throw in some down-home folksy humor with a little Gospel music and you have a recipe for what Statesville resident Renea Henderson calls “the best medicine” – laughter. The humorist recently performed as Ima Klutz for a standing-room-only house at the monthly Wayne’s Second Friday Feast, held at Capt’n Pete’s…

Denver ministry helps women from all walks of life

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Tammy Hinson knew four years ago she needed more than family to get her through what became the battle of her life. Diagnosed with breast cancer, Hinson said it was a time in her life when she needed more than family to listen. “I needed a woman’s opinion,” said Hinson…

Ride along little debutantes

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Graduating class

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Presenting Lincoln debutantes

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A total of 53 young women representing 15 North Carolina cities and towns will be presented to society Saturday, June 17 in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s Debutante Ball. Celebrating 60 years, the Debutante Ball began in 1946 and, in continuing with tradition, has included a season of social…

Around Town 6/9/2006

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesdayat Ryan’s Steak House. BBQ SALE Unity Baptist Church, 820 E. Main St., Lincolnton, will offer barbecue for sale to the public on Saturday. Eat in or carry out, serving is scheduled…

Basketball scholarship awarded Lauren Armstrong

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Lauren Armstrong of Pumpkin Center Middle has been awarded a Kay Yow Basketball Camp Scholarship from Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation. She is the daughter of James and Julia Armstrong of Lincolnton. She was selected as a scholarship recipient as a result of her excellent application and essay on why she…

Hog Happenin’ barbecue cooking winners announced

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Winners of last weekend’s Hog Happenin’s barbecue competition were: Grand Champion – Swamp Sauce Smokers of Rockingham Reserve Champion – KP’s Cowboy Cookers of Spartanburg, S.C. Chicken First place – Big Mo and the Aho Outlaw BBQ of Blowing Rock Second Place – Swamp Sauce Smokers of Rockingham Third Place…

Groundbreaking, grand opening

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(Above) Ground was broken on the site where Advanced Physical Therapy Center will be building its new facility on N.C. 16, Denver. Accompanying owner Paul Anderson (sixth from left) are family members, friends and associates of the facility that plans on being open early November. (Below) Michelle Herring (third from…