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Art stroll to take place in downtown Lincolnton

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The volunteers behind the Downtown Lincolnton Art Stroll see big things in Lincolnton’s future. “We’re at the threshold of a kind of future vision of what this whole area can be,” volunteer Karen Banker said. “I think the whole country is moving in this direction. We’re kind of just waking…

Student plans professional singing career

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Courtney Derr, 17, has a big voice and even bigger dreams. “If God gave it to me, I’m not going to waste it,” she said of her voice. The Lincolnton High School junior plans to have a career in music. She’s already recorded songs with producer Ronnie Garrett with Big…

Teens make killing on stocks

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Most people are losing their shirts in today’s stock market. Madeline Colvin, however, has made $2.8 million in the past few months — and she’s 15 years old. The sophomore at North Lincoln High School isn’t playing fast and loose with her parents’ pocketbooks on E-trade. In fact, the money…

Question of the Week

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“What’s your favorite restaurant in east Lincoln County?” Betsy Born, Denver: “We usually go to Mazatlan and also down to Beef O’Brady’s.” Ruth Hatfield, Denver: “I like Stacy’s. The food and service there are great. I like all the people who work there. I’ve been going to Stacy’s for a…

Center close to opening at church

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Nearly three years after planning began, a new $2.6 million life center for Westport Baptist is almost complete and ready to open. The 27,000-square-foot structure is located directly behind the main church at 2373 Lake Shore Road South off N.C. 16. Mike Young, senior pastor for Westport Baptist, called the…

Height just the start of Thackeray’s hoops’ talent

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Standing at 6-feet-1 inches North Lincoln senior Ashley Thackeray was destined to play basketball. Ever since the third grade her parents got her into the sport that her older brothers and sisters played. Thackeray wanted to follow suit and the path has paid off. “I always wanted…

Designers comes Full Circle in Denver

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After relocating her business to Denver, Interior Designer, Linda Thunberg said she hopes to be an inspiration during these tough economic times. Thunberg, who established Full Circle Interior Design seven years ago in Cleveland, Ohio, will soon launch her first series of interior design classes in the Lake Norman area.…

Around Town 12/17/2008

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM The First Baptist Church of Lincolnton’s Children’s Choir will perform 6:30 p.m. tonight. All are welcome to attend. CHRISTMAS CANTATA Members of the Reepsville Baptist Church Adult Choir will present Noel, a Christmas Cantata 7 p.m. tonight and 11 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to attend. CHRISTMAS SCENES…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Toy drive Denver Fire Department and Fit Dimensions are sponsoring a toy drive in Denver until Saturday. Unwrapped gifts for donation can be dropped off at Fit Dimensions, 3273 N.C. Families who need assistance can stop by the Denver Fire Department headquarters, 3956 N.C. 16 to complete forms…

Students Singing

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