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Church Briefs

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PEARL BAPTIST BBQ Pearl Baptist Church will hold its annual Brotherhood Barbecue 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the church, located at 4657 East N.C. 27 in Iron Station. There will be chicken and pork for $7 per plate. Deliveries will be made for 10 plates or…

Troupe ready for first solo performance

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Their shows may be made up on the spot, but members of the Missing Lincs have put in a lot of hours rehearsing for their first solo performance. “It’s the rehearsing of how we’re going to handle ourselves in those situations,” said Ryan Gurganious, director. “It’s also about building chemistry…

Class teaches healthy living

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For only $10, Lincoln County residents can attend a 12-week course on healthy living and weight loss. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less will begin 5:30 p.m. Monday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Lincoln Partnership for Health, it will take…

State 4-H workshop planned

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The Lincoln County 4-H hopes to bring a group of aspiring horticulturists to Raleigh in April. A 4-H Horticulture Weekend will take place April 25 and 26 at North Carolina State University and the JC Raulston Arboretum. “It’s almost like a college course in horticulture, and if the youth is…

Maw Maw has second go round

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The name says it all. Maw Maw Annie’s 2nd Go-Round is a thrift shop devoted to getting Annie “Maw Maw” Johnson back on her feet. “Last year was the hardest year of my life, and I think it was the hardest for my mom,” said Leslie Carvajal, who along with…

Community Calendar

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Waterfront homeowners meeting. Two Denver residents are organizing a meeting for residents to weigh in on the process for assessing property taxes, or revaluation. Two meetings are scheduled for 2–4 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 12 at the Shanklin Library in Denver. Call or email Jerry Haney for reservations at…

Around Town 2/18/2009

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WIDOWED GROUP The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host the program, Creating Hope: Life After Loss, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28053. Marcia Todd Thompson will speak at the event. Covered dishes are appreciated. Beverages will…

Pacesetter winner

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State winner

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Westport Community Club nearing completion

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Out of the signature Carolina red-clay dirt, the Westport Community Club is beginning to rise and take shape. Construction on the new $2.5 million clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts off Fairfield Forest Road, across from the Shanklin Library, began work last October. Now it’s close to hitting a critical…