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Around Town 9/10/2007

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FRESH START The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will present a program entitled “Legal Issues of Interest to Singles Over 60” at 6 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Chruch Family Life Center, 190 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. There is no charge for attending the event.…

Tiny Tinkerbell is a big heartwarmer

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Each year, the most popular event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. is the Ugliest Dog Contest. If there were a Smallest Dog Contest, the winner would surely be from right here in Lincoln County. Her name is Shirley’s Tiny Tinkerbell, aka “Tink,” and she’s a teacup Yorkshire terrier…

Nontraditional church shows outreach effort

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Just because a church is small doesn’t mean it can’t have a big heart. The folks from Conquering Lion Ministries in Lincolnton are proof of that. “Even as a small church, we want to fulfill our obligations to the community,” said church member Delphine Moore. The church, which was founded…

50th Anniversary

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60th Anniversary

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Opening Up Ceremonial Cut

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Pirate’s tombstone made stable

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s most notorious cemetery resident recently received a home makeover. The grave of “Lorenzo Ferrer,” which many hypothesize actually belongs to the French pirate Jean Lafitte, now has a securer future due to the work of the Chicora Foundation. “It was not stable,” said Mike Trinkley, director…

Theatre Guild ‘entirely changed’

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild has announced its 2007-2008 season and has formed a new 18-member board. The only thing needed to make its revamping complete is a volunteer base. “It has dwindled a lot because of the hiatus the Theatre Guild had and the rocky points in the past,” said…

Class teaches digital basics

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The Lincoln County Historical Association is offering a fall class for people who want to stop taking snapshots and start taking photographs. The 10-week “Okay, I Bought a Digital Camera Now What?” class starts Oct. 6 and is taught by Perception Designs owner Ari Miller. “Students will reap many benefits…

Five generations

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