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Bat Cave owners hope facility will hit a home run

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Baseball and softball athletes needing to squeeze in some extra practice time now have a place to go in Lincoln County. Doug McCurry opened The Bat Cave, an 11,000-square-foot indoor baseball and softball training facility, March 1. “I saw a need for a training facility for players to utilize year…

Adult women conclude first season of recreation hoops

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Lincoln County Parks and Recreation was ending its first adult women’s basketball season with a championship game. It was down to the Newton Flames Old School and The Give & Go. The players, a sea of orange and pink T-shirts, took their places on the court last week. Within seconds,…

Denver woman helped train dogs graduating in prison program

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Denver resident Bonnie O’Rourke knows how strong the bond can get between a dog and his handler. She watched a special bond unfold between Gaston Correctional Center inmate Heath Carroll and dogs Payton and Oliver as part of the New Leash on Life program. “He really takes pride in taking…

Ministry adds new programs with move into larger space

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Mount Moriah Summit’s new space is allowing owners Suzanne and John Fish to offer more programs. Four months ago, the nonprofit ministry moved from 1612 N. Hwy. 16 to 1258 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver. The ministry now occupies the former Triangle Ace Hardware building. In addition to the retail…

Skating away

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Craig, Hull Engagement

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Bridgett Nicole Craig and Jeremy Dean Hull announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Nikki is the daughter of Carla and Brent Simmons of Lawndale and Joe Craig of Vale. She graduated from East Burke High School and Appalachian State University with a degree in Elementary Education. Jeremy is the son…

Tunes at noon

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Around Town 5/31/2010

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APPLE QUEEN Applications for the Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant will be accepted until Tuesday. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 101 E. Main St., in Lincolnton. NORTH 321 MEETING All residents living in the North 321 fire district are invited to attend a…

Lincolnton ABC store getting used to new Boger City location

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Bert Honeycutt was sad to see the old Lincolnton ABC torn down. After all, it had been on East Main Street for 42 years. Honeycutt has worked for the ABC store for 28 years, but it only took a few days for bulldozers to crumble the building to make room…

Drug Store adds location near new hospital

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George Brookins was waiting for the right time to open his third pharmacy, The Drug Store. Willie Heafner, president of Piedmont Companies, approached Brookins about opening The Drug Store in Carolina Shopping Center in Boger City. The shopping center had a spot at the end of its building, perfect for…