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County Notebook

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners had a productive session Monday night, passing many important measures, while discussing others that will have to be dealt with later. Here’s a rundown of some of the ground board members covered. Some items here will be treated in more detail in upcoming articles.…

Mustang fever grips East Lincoln

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A digital sign outside a popular eatery on N.C. 16 flashes “Congratulations!” On bumper stickers and shirts in the area, an increasing number of stylized horse heads are also cropping up. Across east Lincoln County, the signs are becoming clear: “Mustang fever” is spreading like wildfire. With an 11-1 record…

Triangulating an eastside center

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Years from now, the south Triangle area in east Lincoln County could possibly be known by another name. Downtown. After months of study, members of a committee appointed to steer the future development of the existing N.C. 16 corridor recommended the area as a possible location for a future town…

Cronin leads flock of seniors for ambitious Eagles squad

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DENVER — Lincoln Charter School senior forward Dylan Cronin’s boys basketball team won the conference title last seasons, with the senior being named conference player of the year. But Cronin recently said this year’s the team can be even better. “I want to win the conference championship,” he said. “I’d…

Around Town 11/17/2008

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BAKE/CRAFT SALE Salem Baptist Church, Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, will have a bake, craft, gift and cut glass sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. SINGING Cross Reference, a southern gospel group from Kings Mountain, will perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday at…

Charter school students focus on picking a college

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Guidance counselors assist Lincoln Charter School students with their college application process. Counselor Becky Engle walks senior Brandon Dishman (left photo) through the process. Counselors Bard Woods and Engle watch over the shoulders of seniors Tanner Howard and Alexis Brethauer (right photo) as they use the Internet to apply. Contributed…

Union Elementary honors vets

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Around Town 11/14/2008

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SPECIAL MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Education will cover major agenda items in a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. The newly revised student-transfer policy will be up for approval. In addition, policy, curriculum and building and site committees will present reports. FUNDRAISER A hot dog and hamburger…

Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville, will sponsor a Kidz Klub event 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Parents may drop off their children and no reservations are required. The topic for the night is “The Gift of Giving.” Dinner, crafts and games will be…

Lincolnton Christmas tree a giant undertaking

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Kenneth Herndon planted a small cedar tree in his yard at the age of 7. Now, 60 years later, he’s donating the tree to the City of Lincolnton in honor of Barack Obama. “It was just a little ugly tree,” Kenneth said of when he first planted it. “It didn’t…