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Love Memorial line-dancer retiring

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Love Memorial Elementary School’s physical education teacher loves to dance, and he’s passed on that love to his students. Johnny Colvard has been a P.E. teacher in Lincoln County schools since 1976. He’s been at Love Memorial since 1985 and has organized annual dance performances for 10 of the past…

Iron Station organizes own Olympics

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Iron Station Elementary School students have immersed themselves in the Olympics for the past two weeks. They’ve learned about the event’s history and the athletes competing in it today. They’ve kept tally of what countries have won what medals and tried to pick their favorite event. “I like skiing, snowboarding,…

Raised beds an easy way to garden

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension has held two workshops on raised bed gardening with maximum attendance. For those who couldn’t get a spot in either workshop, a third is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The event is free. “I think partly it’s…

Furnace clean-up

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Denver nurse works to aid quake victims

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Vicki Dunbridge enjoys helping others, which is why she became a registered nurse 33 years ago. This week, Dunbridge is using her passion and skills to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. She left for Haiti this past Friday with the N.C. Baptist Men. The N.C. Baptist Men has already…

Optimistic Quilters

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Learning center offers education supplement

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Does your child need help with college entrance exams, or perhaps, having a tough time grasping a particular subject? Could those homework skills be improved? If you answered yes to any of these questions, NewPoint Learning Center, a supplementary education school, may be able to help. “The first thing we…

Yarbrough continues family racing tradition

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Adam Yarbrough grew up watching his father race cars. Now, he is carrying on the tradition. Last year, Yarbrough performed his best, winning 18 out of 40 races in North Carolina and South Carolina. The 24-year-old expected to win more races, but did have some car problems, such as a…

Club News

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4-H Lincoln County 4-H Council members met recently to plan for the year’s citizenship and community service projects and share upcoming 4-H events offered locally as well as statewide. While creating pink bunnies to encourage women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, they planned their next project. These 4-H…

Around Town 2/24/2010

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4-H WORKSHOP Today is the last day to register for the Lincoln County 4-H presentation workshop, scheduled for 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Office at (604) 736-8558. HORTICULTURE Youth ages 13-18 are invited to participate in a horticulture judging workshop held 5 p.m. on…