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New barber shop in Denver

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Shane’s Barber Shop held a grand opening in the Rock Springs Shopping Center when he opened in Denver. Shane Alexander who is from the area is living his dream operating his own traditional barber shop. Shane’s Barber Shop is open Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays…

Pole beans shade lakeside carport

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The seeds came from Georgia, and the name seemed ominous: Rattlesnake Pole Beans. After planting them, they never stopped growing. “I was born on a farm, and I tell you, I’ve never seen anything like this in my whole days,” said Alene H. Jones, who lives in east Lincoln. The…

Clergy to clash at speedway

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Plans are shaping up well for “Clash of the Clergy III” which is scheduled for Aug. 25, 7 p.m. at East Lincoln Speedway. The race, which will be used to raise funds for the East Lincoln Christian Ministry will involve up to 20 area ministers competing on the 3/8-mile clay…

Knox Law Center Grand Opening

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Around Town 8/13/2007

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OPEN HOUSE There will be an open house Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for First Baptist Children’s Ministry, 201 Robin Road. For more information, call (704) 735-9572. OPEN MORE The East Lincoln Community Center will expand its hours to include Saturdays beginning on Sept. 1. Walking will be available from 8:30…

Chrissy Wallace continues tradition

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Proving the nayesaying boys wrong motivates 19-year old Chrissy Wallace as she creates a place for women in the driver’s seat. Wallace, who comes from a racing family, is the first female to win at several tracks. She is the first female to have won at the Hickory track in…

50th anniversary

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Bob and Leslie Costner of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 4. The couple were married Aug. 4, 1957 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. An anniversary celebration took place Aug. 4 at the Rhyne Height’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Their children are Leslie Ann Davis of Mt.…

Simmons twins share birthday, but a very different life

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When Tim and Mecca Simmons found out they were going to be parents, it was a big surprise. When they learned they were having twins, Tim almost fainted. But it was the news that one baby would be born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate that let the couple…

Camp prepares for school

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Getting ready for school has never been so much fun for nine Lincoln County students. The children participated in the second annual Optima Therapies camp at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School, sponsored by the Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln agency and the school district. “We want these kids to enjoy themselves but…

Apple Queen bids farewell

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The 2006 Apple Queen chose to do more than sign autographs and wave from a convertible, and she hopes the 2007 winner follows her example. “Take advantage of every opportunity to go out in the community and make a difference because you only get one year,” said Valerie Fite, 20,…