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Campers get a taste what it is like to be in the media

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The campers at YMCA day camp Seven Springs at St. James Elementary School and Camp Creekside at the Lincolnton YMCA learned the ins and outs of the media. This week’s camp theme “Extra, Extra Read All About It” had the children making magazine collages, performing news broadcasts, writing articles and…

Bowling alley gets new owners and name

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Lincoln County native Reggie Mull and business partner Jason Ingle are hoping their first-time venture as bowling alley owners “strikes” it big. They took ownership of the old Town and Country Bowling Alley about five weeks ago, changing the name to Striker’s Lanes and Lounge. Mull used to hang out…

Pageant contestants

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Karena Elizabeth-Grace was crowned Wee Miss Fourth of July in the 4- to 5-year-old category in the Miss Gastonia Scholarship fund. Her sister, Kinsely Aliza-Greer Freeman was a runner-up in the Bitsy Miss Fourth of July in the 0 – 18-months-old category. Both are the daughters of Greg and Dawn…

50th Anniversary

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Dale and Ramona Ballard Hinkle celebrated their 50th anniversary in Raleigh June 23. The couple was married in 1956 at Asbury United Methodist Church, where they are still members. Dale is retired from Bernhardt Furniture in Shelby. Ramona retired from Duke Energy in Charlotte. Their children are Amy Puckett and…

Thousands turn out for east Lincoln fireworks celebration

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Thousands packed David Clark Stadium on the campus of East Lincoln High School Saturday night, where they enjoyed food, fellowship and lots of music. They also enjoyed the sixth annual Denver Area Business Association’s fireworks display. Gates at the stadium opened around 6 p.m. with fireworks that started around 9:30…

More mobility for law enforcement officers on the lake

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You’re on the lake boating when all of a sudden, a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office pulls up next to you. The reason that’s happening is because the Sheriff’s Office has been loaned the use of personal watercraft to assist on Lake Norman, courtesy of Westport Marina, N.C.…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST E.C. Beatty will provide music for July’s Wayne’s Second Friday Feast, 10 a.m. July 14. Cost is $6 per person and includes the tip. Reservations must be made by Sunday, July 9. For more information, call Celia and Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355. If your church group, school…

Summer no time to relax for LCS transportation maintenance crew

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(Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of articles on Lincoln County Schools departments and the work they do during the summer) Their job is to make sure buses keep going, which is exactly what the Lincoln County Schools Department of Transportation does all summer: Getting ready for…

Herndon retires from First Federal

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In 1965, Lyndon Johnson was president of the United States; America was four years away from its first moon walk; and Evalina Herndon started in the banking industry in Lincoln County at First Federal Savings Bank. On Friday, friends, colleagues and customers gathered to wish Herndon well on her retirement…

Shorn for summer

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