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Around Town 11/17/2008

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BAKE/CRAFT SALE Salem Baptist Church, Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, will have a bake, craft, gift and cut glass sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. SINGING Cross Reference, a southern gospel group from Kings Mountain, will perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday at…

Charter school students focus on picking a college

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Guidance counselors assist Lincoln Charter School students with their college application process. Counselor Becky Engle walks senior Brandon Dishman (left photo) through the process. Counselors Bard Woods and Engle watch over the shoulders of seniors Tanner Howard and Alexis Brethauer (right photo) as they use the Internet to apply. Contributed…

Union Elementary honors vets

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Old store is new home for Freedom Church

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The members of Freedom Church have been holding their services at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton since the Rev. Eric Reel started the church more than two years ago. Soon, they’ll be moving up Main Street into a new, and hopefully permanent, home. The church has purchased the…

Around Town 11/14/2008

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SPECIAL MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Education will cover major agenda items in a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. The newly revised student-transfer policy will be up for approval. In addition, policy, curriculum and building and site committees will present reports. FUNDRAISER A hot dog and hamburger…

Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville, will sponsor a Kidz Klub event 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Parents may drop off their children and no reservations are required. The topic for the night is “The Gift of Giving.” Dinner, crafts and games will be…

Lincolnton Christmas tree a giant undertaking

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Kenneth Herndon planted a small cedar tree in his yard at the age of 7. Now, 60 years later, he’s donating the tree to the City of Lincolnton in honor of Barack Obama. “It was just a little ugly tree,” Kenneth said of when he first planted it. “It didn’t…

Poet has Lincoln County roots

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A 1977 East Lincoln High School graduate has published her first chapbook of poems at the age of 49. “I never attempted to publish until 10 years ago,” Carol Parris Krauss, author of “The Sister Series,” said. “I just would write and write and enjoy writing.” Krauss, who now lives…

LEDA artists featured in St. Luke’s art show

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The work of Lincoln County professional artists is now on display at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. “St. Luke was the patron saint of the painters and artists,” Mary Whisonant, curator, said. “So it seems only natural to bring (art) to St. Luke’s.” The exhibit features the work of…

Teen Board organizes winter coat giveaway

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Winter coats will be provided to those in need courtesy of the United Way of Lincoln County Teen Board. Approximately 100 coats will be given away 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Way’s office, located at 206 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. “People have been coming to…