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Preschool, kindergarten signups set

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Registration for kindergarten and preschool programs in Lincoln County Schools began Thursday and will continue through March 14. First-graders new to Lincoln County Schools should also register during this period. Parents should register their child at the school the child will attend. To register a child, parents should bring: n…

Around Town 2/15/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Orchestra keeps spirit of Glenn Mill alive

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Larry O’Brien, musical director of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, says he can win over any audience member –young or old. “I think for the older folks, for the senior citizens in the audience, it’s a trip down memory lane,” O’Brien said. “They think about maybe that first kiss or that…

Bridal show set for Saturday

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Brides-to-be, prospective grooms and their helpful (or pushy) family members can all start planning their weddings at the WoodMill Winery Bridal Show. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the winery in west Lincoln. “Anyone who has future plans for marriage will get exposure to…

Grill is sign that struggle leads to good

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Kiki Kaloudis, co-owner of Everest Grill, says the restaurant is a reminder that a struggle can lead to success. Kaloudis, along with her husband Peter and brother-in law Gus Spirou, opened Everest Grill in 2003. “After my husband was laid off from his previous job, we thought that we should…

Stone says she was set up in invasion

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Two months after being shot in a home invasion, Denver resident, Shelby Stone recalls the night she says changed her life. Four suspects entered her home on Bent Tree Lane around 11 p.m. Dec. 3. “When something like that happens, it takes away your sense of security,” Stone said. Minutes…

Calling all Vietnam veterans

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The Lincoln County Veterans Organization and the American Legion hope to honor Lincoln County Vietnam War veterans in May, but first they have to find them. The Lincoln County Vietnam Era Recognition Day will take place 6:30 p.m. May 2 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “What we’re going…

Whitesides has two different sides to show

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Lincolnton residents may have seen Scott Whitesides, an officer with the Lincolnton Police Department, patrolling downtown, looking for illegally parked cars. But every Sunday, the members of Iron Station Church of God get to see a much different side of Whitesides: the ministerial side. Whitesides, a Lincolnton native, has been…

Promoting peace, winning a prize

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East Lincoln biotech class first for county

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Biology teacher Leslie Benson brings something to East Lincoln High School that no school in Lincoln County has had before: biotechnology. Less than a month into the semester, students already have analyzed their own DNA from the insides of their cheeks and performed gel electrophoresis on bacterial DNA. Before performing…