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Donations boost Christmas Closet effort

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Families will get a chance to shop for free holiday gifts at Westport Baptist Church’s second annual Christmas Closet Saturday. Donations have been pouring in steadily for this year’s Christmas closet, which was also held last Saturday. The Denver church uses a separate building for the event, filling each room…

Healthy seafood draws Captain’s Cap customers

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The Captain’s Cap co-owner Spero Stathopoulos believes fresh seafood recipes have kept him and his business partners afloat for almost 28 years. Although the restaurant offers traditional fried seafood, it carries boiled, broiled and grilled items, which are healthier for customers that may be on a diet or simply watching…

Talon Challenge in spirit of Jimmy V

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DENVER — “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Those infamous words were spoke by the late Jim Valvano, a former NC State coach who lived his dream and coached the Wolfpack to a 1983 NCAA basketball championship title. Cancer affects us all but rival charter schools, Thomas Jefferson Classical…

High Shoals man set for trial in slaying of his girlfriend

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HIGH SHOALS (AP) — A High Shoals man charged with killing his girlfriend in their home two years ago while six children were inside is going to trial. The Gaston Gazette reports jury selection was set to begin this morning in the murder case against 33-year-old Lindsey Morgan. The High…

Woman injured in wreck

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A Lincoln Times-News employee was injured after a car ran through a stop sign and struck her vehicle at the intersection of West Church and South Government streets. Michael Eugene Helms, 32, of Lincolnton, is accused of running a stop sign just before Noon Friday and striking a vehicle driven…

Around Town 12/14/2009

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ELFD DONATIONS The East Lincoln Fire Department is collecting money for children who are less fortunate in an area school. The firefighters would like to take the children Christmas shopping and out to dinner. Donations may be dropped off at the fire department, located on South Pilot Knob Road in…

Business Center offers services, snacks, games

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Freddie Smith has recently opened Lincoln’s Business Center, in Lincolnton. Customers can send and receive faxes, make copies and automatic teller machine (ATM) transactions. They can also use the computers to surf the Internet, check e-mail or play games. Snacks and beverages are available for customers too. To play the…

Willow Creek wins first place

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Around Town 12/11/2009

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ELFD DONATIONS The East Lincoln Fire Department is collecting money for children who are less fortunate in an area school. The firefighters would like to take the children Christmas shopping and out to dinner. Donations may be dropped off at the fire department, located on South Pilot Knob Road in…

Symeon hopes Cafй brings people together

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Pete Symeon is hoping his new Lincolnton restaurant, City Cafй, becomes a place for families to gather. “The important thing is to establish my restaurant as a place people can come, be part of a family atmosphere, have quiet evening and have a really nice portioned meal,” he said. “I…