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Wilkinson residence wins yard of the month in Maiden

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Around Town 10/1/2007

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LINCOLNTON LIONS The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Past District Governor Hunter Garbee, District 31-C White Cane and Humanitarian Chair will be the guest speaker. Garbee will discuss the N.C. Lions White Cane and Humanitarian Funds provide services for the blind and deaf, support…

International Festival keeps growing

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Many people say the world is a global community. This Saturday, Lincolnton will definitely be one. The ninth International Festival, sponsored by Centro Contacto Latino and the Southfork Baptist Association, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. It’s an event that has gone from drawing about 50…

Classical pianist performs Thursday

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A 20-year-old pianist who has played Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall will make a stop at the Lincoln Cultural Center Thursday. “We liked what we heard,” said Rick Ramseur, co-chair of publicity with the Lincoln County Concert Association. Jean-Frederic Neuburger will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cultural Center.…

Reel big fish

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Methodist Church’s Friday night initiative grows

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Anyone who grows up in a small town knows there isn’t much for teenagers to do on a Friday night. And most of the things they can get into aren’t necessarily going to keep them out of trouble. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford is changing that for…

Telling stories

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Story time at the West Lincoln Branch Library was a lively affair Thursday morning. Above, Jaden Canipe, David Wesson, Betsy Duncan and Daniel Wesson sing songs and wave ribbons. Below, Stephanie Osbourne, a children’s librarian, reads books about fall to the children. Later on, she helped the children create trees…

Raising funds for foster kids

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There are a record number of children in foster care in Lincoln County right now. On Sunday, Oct. 14, you can do something to put a smile on their faces. United Way of Lincoln County, WoodMill Winery, Trick 1 Customs and Sunrise Rotary-Lincolnton are sponsoring an event called the “Fostering…

Talented trio sparks West Lincoln High’s Rebels

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Entering the season, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover didn`t know how he was going to replace Chase Harbinson and Logan Scronce in the backfield. Harbinson rushed for 1,181 yards, while Scronce finished just 66 yards shy of 1,000. While Hoover`s concerns were warranted, the senior trio of Jordan Leonhardt,…

Students quiz superintendent

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The superintendent of Lincoln County Schools faced three hard-nosed reporters Thursday morning. “The beads of sweat were forming on my forehead,” said David Martin, who talked with three fifth-grade students at Union Elementary School Thursday morning. Their questions included “In your childhood life did you ever think you would be…