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Brothers passion for NASCAR fuels business

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Wes and Adam Lackey fell in love with racing after a trip to the track with their Boy Scout troop. “I just loved the whole concept between the speed and the fans and the noise,” Adam, 27, said. The two Lincoln County natives grew up avid racing fans and have…

Lincoln County’s first female magistrate remembered

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Joan King Mauldin was a fixture in the community until she retired from her job as Lincoln County’s first female magistrate. “It opened doors for women to go and do things that hadn’t been done before,” Joyce Dorsey said of her mother’s job. Mauldin, who had also worked at the…

Habitat for Humanity expands

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The Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County Restore now has a larger space to call home. A ribbon cutting for the new warehouse and office space was held Wednesday. The building is connected to the original Restore on Sycamore Street in downtown Lincolnton. “We just really outgrew our retail space,”…

4-H offers variety of camps

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There are only a few more weeks of school left this year. What will your child be doing this summer? Lincoln County 4-H is offering art, science and foods programs for youth ages 6 to 18. The following programs will be offered beginning June 15 and ending Aug. 14: Finger…

Around Town 5/22/2009

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ECA CHARLESTON TRIP Today is the last day to register for the Cooperative Extension sponsored trip to Charleston. The tour will take place June 2-4. The trip includes visits to three plantations and gardens, a riverboat cruise, visit to an aquarium and guided tour through Charleston. The cost is $305…

Church Activities

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MOVIE NIGHT McKendree United Methodist Church will have a movie night 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church on Maiden Highway. The featured movie is “Little Rascals.” Concessions will be available. Donations to the youth program will be appreciated. CAR WASH The New Covenant United Methodist Church Youth Group will have…

Around Town 5/20/2009

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CHICKEN PIE DINNER Amity Baptist Church will have a chicken pie dinner beginning 6 p.m. this evening in the church fellowship building. All donations will benefit Christian Ministries. An evening service will follow the meal at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. SPRING REVIVAL River View Baptist Church, 2230…

Geppetos embraces Lincoln expansion

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After 21 years in business and four locations, the owners of Geppeto’s Pizza have no plans to slow down. In 1988, Neal Powell opened the first Geppeto’s Pizza in Newton. Throughout the years, he and his business partners have expanded to locations in Hickory, Morganton and now Denver. Eric Bumgarner…

Fabulous ‘50s

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Watercross event headed to Denver

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They are the equivalent of high-speed motorcycle races on water, whose devotees shower communities nationwide with thousands of tourist dollars. Now, for the first time, a circuit of professional Jet-Skiers may descend on the shores of east Lincoln County. The American Power Boat Association has carved out the weekend of…