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The winding road from Lincolnton to Nashville

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Most people probably haven’t heard of Tammie Davis, but that could change soon. The country singer and Lincolnton native has recorded an EP that could be released as early as this month. Although she sings with a band backing her up now, there was a time when Davis was a…

Toys for Tots fundraiser in full swing

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The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League has started its first annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive. The toys will be distributed to children in need Dec. 20 at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. Gifts should be new and unwrapped. Businesses and stores that would like…

Middle-schoolers learn about life in era of Revolution

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North Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders stepped back in time last week to experience Colonial America. Lincoln County historian, Darrell Harkey, along with re-enactors Mark Ewing, Randy Whitworth and Angela Whitworth set up tent to show students how early settlers survived. Students braved freezing temperatures as they watched how resources such…

Battleground Thanksgiving

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Students at Battleground Elementary got an early taste of Thanksgiving last week by dressing as American Indians and roasting marshmallows. Above (from left) are Ruth Davis, Autumn Sweeney and Elisa McClure. Below, other students including (from left) Braxton Eley, Jewels Fernandez, Julian Davis and Abby Funderburk, demonstrated their own versions…

Around Town 12/1/2008

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FELLOWSHIP MEAL New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway, Mount Holly, will have a community fellowship “breakfast meal” 5-7 p.m. tonight. Donations will benefit the parish building fund. For more information, call the church office at (704) 827-4468. LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m.…

Church Briefs

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CHRISTMAS AUCTION Westside House of Prayer will have a Christmas auction 10 a.m. Saturday at the Howards Creek Community Building. Food and drinks will be provided. All proceeds will benefit church projects. For more information, call Robin at (704) 860-2406. GOSPEL CONCERT Mountain View Baptist Church, 5045 East Maiden Road,…

Around Town 11/28/2008

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HOME EDUCATORS Lincoln County Home Educators’ 20th Anniversary Celebration will take place 7 p.m. tonight at Covenant Bible Church Family Life Center. There will be performances by the concert band, chorus, chorale and drama team. There will also be an exhibition of science, history, 4-H and art projects. BLOOD DRIVE…

Christmas time is here

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Getting ready for the parade

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Preparations for the Cat Square Christmas Parade are in full swing. Nominations for this year’s honorary mayor will be accepted Saturday at the Cat Square Superette. Voting will take place Dec. 6. “I’m not a political analyst, but I predict in our area a heavy turnout due to the election…

WLHS student powers vehicles with used oil

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When the cost of gas shot up, West Lincoln High School student Granger McKee, 18, decided to take matters into his own hands. McKee went to local car shops for used motor oil and local restaurants for used cooking oil. He used both to power his motor vehicles. “I looked…