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United Way awaits word that IRS mix-up is over

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United Way of Lincoln County officials are awaiting written notice that a lien filed against the charity last September by the Internal Revenue Service was a mistake and has been abated. IRS officials filed the lien for what they thought was more than $12,200 allegedly owed in payroll taxes and…

Emergency Reserves seeking volunteers in western N.C.

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The North Carolina Emergency Reserves, a statewide volunteer disaster-response organization, is seeking volunteers in western North Carolina. NCER, headquartered in Fayetteville, is composed of seven regiments which are divided into two brigades, said Dave Tuttle, public information officer for the organization. The NCER is actively seeking Regimental and Unit Commanders…

N.C. 16 study held up by budget woes

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The economic crunch has put the brakes on a study of controversial intersections planned along Denver’s new highway. Citing safety concerns, the county, schools, Chamber of Commerce and a Denver area business group came out in full force last spring against the super street designs scheduled for Optimist Club Road…

Teens make killing on stocks

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Most people are losing their shirts in today’s stock market. Madeline Colvin, however, has made $2.8 million in the past few months — and she’s 15 years old. The sophomore at North Lincoln High School isn’t playing fast and loose with her parents’ pocketbooks on E-trade. In fact, the money…

Question of the Week

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“What’s your favorite restaurant in east Lincoln County?” Betsy Born, Denver: “We usually go to Mazatlan and also down to Beef O’Brady’s.” Ruth Hatfield, Denver: “I like Stacy’s. The food and service there are great. I like all the people who work there. I’ve been going to Stacy’s for a…

Center close to opening at church

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Nearly three years after planning began, a new $2.6 million life center for Westport Baptist is almost complete and ready to open. The 27,000-square-foot structure is located directly behind the main church at 2373 Lake Shore Road South off N.C. 16. Mike Young, senior pastor for Westport Baptist, called the…

Height just the start of Thackeray’s hoops’ talent

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Standing at 6-feet-1 inches North Lincoln senior Ashley Thackeray was destined to play basketball. Ever since the third grade her parents got her into the sport that her older brothers and sisters played. Thackeray wanted to follow suit and the path has paid off. “I always wanted…

Designers comes Full Circle in Denver

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After relocating her business to Denver, Interior Designer, Linda Thunberg said she hopes to be an inspiration during these tough economic times. Thunberg, who established Full Circle Interior Design seven years ago in Cleveland, Ohio, will soon launch her first series of interior design classes in the Lake Norman area.…

Around Town 12/15/2008

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CHRISTMAS PARTY The Lutheran Men in Mission at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Road, will host their annual Christmas Party and Sing Along 7 p.m. tonight in the parish house. Please bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre to share. BLOOD DRIVE Lincoln County Charter School’s junior and senior classes in partnership…

Around Town 12/12/2008

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GROUP MEETING The Lincoln County Horseman’s Association will host their annual meeting 7 p.m. tonight at Sagebrush Steakhouse. The meal is Dutch treat. All are welcome to attend. WLHS CHORUS The West Lincoln High School Chorus will be selling hotdogs and hamburgers Saturday and Sunday at WoodMill Winery. Proceeds will…