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Around Town 10/27/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will have a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. To make an appointment, call Vickie at (704) 877-9878. For more information, visit www.cbcc.us. BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health…

J.F. Seagle Day declared

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Lincoln Charter School receives turn lane

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The Attorney General’s Office, two former Charlotte mayors, senior North Carolina Department of Traffic officials, county commissioners and the county manager all weighed in on the controversy. Now, more than a year after Lincoln Charter School in Denver opened, construction could begin this week on a left turn lane to…

Science fair provides hands-on learning for students

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An entire science lab came to S. Ray Lowder Elementary School Tuesday courtesy of the Catawba Science Center. Science center educators visited the school’s six science stations to give hands-on learning experiences to students, parents and faculty. During The Science Inquiry Health Investigator’s Festival, students visited each station, taking in…

McGruff the Crime Dog visits Battleground Elementary School

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Battleground Elementary School received a visit from safety icon McGruff Wednesday when the famed dog visited with the school’s kindergarten students and talked about safety. Students were also fingerprinted. The prints were included in a booklet of safety tips for parents to keep. The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors the…

A Place to Grow celebrates community helpers

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A Place To Grow celebrated Community Helper Day on Wednesday. Volunteers were honored for their work with an hour-long celebration that included activities, refreshments and plenty of displays of appreciation. Sherry Reinhardt, assistant director of the school, located at 410 N. Poplar St., has been overwhelmed by the support of…

Around Town 10/24/2008

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FUNDRAISER Members of the Jonas Brothers Fan Club of Lincolnton will hold a “Toys 4 Tech” sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at their headquarters, 131 Boulder Drive. All proceeds will go to help buy computers for Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy. Items for sale include “bearly” hugged stuffed animals, gently…

Church Activities

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ADDICTION PROGRAM Reformers Unanimous, a national faith-based addictions program headquartered in Rockford, Ill., is starting a chapter in Cherryville. Gospel Way Baptist Church is hosting the program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays. The program is open to all adults who struggle with addiction. For more information, call director…

Hovis Detail and Lube offers repairs, oil changes and more

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Working on cars used to be a hobby for George Hovis. Now, it’s a second career. Hovis, who owns Hovis Detail and Lube with his wife, Sharon, opened the business about a year ago after finding himself unemployed due to “job consolidation.” “I sat behind a desk for 30 years,”…

Grand Opening

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