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50th anniversary

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Larry and Myra Little of Maiden celebrate their 50th anniversary today, June 17. They are the parents of Bobby and Gail Little of Newton, Randale and Jackie Little of Sherrills Ford, Mike and Angie Harris of Maiden and Regina and Mitchell Turner of Newton. Grandchildren are Rodney and Clay Little,…

50th anniversary

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C.C. and Donna Hunt of Iron Station will celebrate their 50th anniversary June 21. They are the parents of Ginny and Gary Pyne of Iron Station and Tim Hunt of Iron Station. Grandchildren are Aaron Pyne of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Amanda Pyne of Iron Station and Sirkka Hunt of Iron…

County opts not to buy old bank right away

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Lincoln County commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to renew the county’s lease of the old Bank of America building in the Courthouse Square for office space, rather than exercising an option to purchase the property. The county will seek a two-year extension to the lease, but will accept a three-year…

East Lincoln athlete leaps for his dreams

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DENVER — Former East Lincoln senior Spencer Sydney had been craving a state title. Ever since moving back to the area to play basketball for the Mustangs, Sydney dreamed of earning a state title. That dream fell short when Shelby knocked the Mustangs out of the 2A state semifinals. Sydney…

Around Town 6/15/2009

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READING PROGRAMS The Be Creative at Your Library 2009 Summer Reading Program for rising first through fifth graders and the Express Yourself 2009 Summer Reading Program for students rising sixth through 12th grade will begin today at all Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations. Participants receive a reading record, weekly library visit…

101st birthday

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Church Activities

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A DAY IN THE LORD Spirit Life Praise and Worship, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Road, Lincolnton, will host the event, A Day in the Lord on Saturday. A yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. and the breakfast sale will be from 7-11 a.m. A barbecue plate sale will be 3-5:30…

Community Activities

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UNC LICENSE PLATES Today is the last day the Lincolnton Lions Club will sell their limited edition 2009 NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship license plates. The $5 license plates may be purchased at the following locations: City Lunch in downtown Lincolnton; Heavenly Paws Grooming, 213 N. Aspen St.; Stroup’s Jewelers,…

Summer a time to read

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With school officially out, Lincoln County libraries will kick off summer reading Monday. “I just want people to know that it’s a free program, and if there’s something for free, why not take advantage of it?” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. Be Creative at Your Library is geared to rising…

Barefoot honored by Historical Association

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has named an avid lover of history, ghosts and Lincoln County as its 2009 Heritage Award recipient. Dan Barefoot, a local lawyer and author of 12 history books, will be presented with the award at a ceremony 3 p.m. Sunday a the Lincoln Cultural Center.…