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Bluegrass festival set for July 11, 12

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West Lincoln will soon be filled with the finger-pickin’ good sounds of bluegrass. “We love music. We’re not in this for money. We’re in this because we know in that area, there’s just such a need,” said Linda Hunsucker, who founded Catawba Valley Music Revival Inc. with her husband. “When…

Hart Square’s kiln fires up

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The flames shot up 40 feet from Hart Square’s kiln Tuesday night and potter Luke Heafner’s heart did similar acrobatics. “It’s interesting to see, but it’s nerve wracking because you’ve got months worth of work you put into a kiln, and if something goes wrong, you can ruin a whole…

Farm famous for ice cream, produce

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The summer season may come with scorching temperatures and mosquitoes, but it comes with a little taste of heaven, too. Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery, which is located in Lawndale near the western edge of Lincoln County, offers customers that taste of heaven with its homegrown produce and homemade ice…

Young graduates

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Thanking the academy

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50th Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hudson of Maiden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 4. They were married July 4, 1958 in York, S.C. They have one son, Chris Hudson, and wife Sherry of Newton and one grandson, Rich Hudson of Newton. They have a number of nieces and nephews. A…

Victory Grove Tabernacle builds ‘a new everything’

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There are some big changes in store for Victory Grove Tabernacle. “We’re going to build a new everything,” the Rev. Dale Hendricks said of the Lincolnton church’s construction plans. “We’re looking at a gym and a fellowship area, as well as a new sanctuary and Sunday school rooms.” Hendricks says…

Y benefit to help student go abroad

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This August, 14-year-old Cassadi Pauley will get her first chance to visit a foreign country as part of the YMCA International Conference in Prague. This Saturday, local residents will get the opportunity to help her make the trip by taking part in “One Enchanted Evening,” a second chance prom at…

Around Town 6/27/2008

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4-H YARD SALE Lincoln County 4-H will have a yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Items will include children’s clothing, comic book games, knick-knacks and home decor items. HOSPICE MEETING Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County invites all…

Ocean Blvd. plays Thursday

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Last week, Ocean Blvd. Band’s original song, “Let’s Go Shaggin’ Tonight,” hit No. 1 on the charts at Myrtle Beach’s 94.9 The Surf for the second time. Soon, folks in Lincolnton will get a chance to hear the song live, as Ocean Blvd. Band is scheduled to perform Thursday at…