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Around Town 5/12/2010

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FISH/CHICKEN FRY Calvary Baptist Church, located at 493 Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton, will hold a chicken and fish fry from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Proceeds will help send a local teen missionary to Alaska. RELAY FOR LIFE A Relay for Life event will be held beginning 6…

Relay for Life, a time of celebration and remembrance

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I started crying immediately because I am a daddy’s girl. And then I asked him “Do you promise you’ll be okay?” And he couldn’t say yes. That was years ago now, and every time Relay for Life comes around, I think to myself “Maybe I’ll write a column about my…

Anti-child abuse group will sponsor Apple Festival t-shirts

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The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse has been named the sponsor of the 2010 Apple Festival’s official T-shirt. “In this economic time, we’ve got to branch out and find new revenue sources,” said Sherry Reinhardt, executive director of the coalition. A design by Faisal Yousef of Catawba County was…

Around Town 5/10/2010

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MEMORIAL SERVICE The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1616 will hold a memorial service in honor of North Carolina Confederate Memorial Day this evening. The service will be held 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Confederate Memorial outside the courthouse. COALITION MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet at 7…

4-H offers variety of programs

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Only a few more weeks of school! What will your child be doing this summer? Lincoln County 4-H is offering Art, Science, Clothing, Agriculture, Foods and Health programs for youth ages 6 to 18. The following programs will be offered beginning June 14 and ending August 17: Pictures and Poetry,…

Five generations

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Library bridge honors Walt Shanklin

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Walt Shanklin built a garden at a Denver library in honor of his late wife, Florence. Now, he will part of that endeavor forever. On Saturday, Shanklin’s friends, family, including two daughters Mary Brown and Alice Greene, and neighbors attended the dedication of the Walt Shanklin Bridge at the Florence…

High style for Mom’s Day party

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Lincolnton gets ready to Relay

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The Denver portion of Lincoln County’s Relay for Life has successfully finished, and Lincolnton supporters are gearing up for their own event. “It’s like a big county fair,” said John Dancoff, chairman of the event. “Anybody should come. We’ll have games for the kids. We’ll have food – hotdogs and…

LCHA organizes workshop

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The Lincoln County Historical Association will host a day-long program on genealogy focusing on DNA, document methodology and land grants in North Carolina. “There are a lot of people doing genealogy, and they’re constantly looking for workshops that will help them with their research,” said Jason Harpe, director of the…