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Art competition winners announced

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Gary Freeman of Cherryville won first place in the 2008 Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition for his seascape “Almost Home” “I’m sure it was a hard decision because there were a lot of quality pieces in this show,” Shelly Johnston with the Arts Council of Lincoln County said. The competition…

Hill’s Chapel has story time on Wednesday

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There’s something new going on at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville, and it’s all about the kids. The church is having story time at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, and organizer Kristen Edwards is hoping the event will end up drawing lots of little ones. “I put 200 fliers…

Daughter succumbs to crash injuries

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A 4-year-old who was injured in a car accident that killed her mother last week died Monday morning. Chasity Spivey, 23, was following her fiancй John Peyton’s vehicle when she lost control of her Jeep Cherokee and landed upside down in a pond on Gladden Drive, according to reports from…

C.R.O.P Walk is Sunday in east Lincoln

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Denver resident Bud Hawkins believes it is good to walk in someone else’s shoes to truly understand what he or she is going through – nearly three miles to be exact – when it comes to hunger. That is the distance that people must walk on average to find food…

Safety services officers hold drill

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Authorities from several departments gathered at the Lincoln County Emergency Services headquarters Tuesday with one goal in mind: devising an emergency plan for an assisted living facility. Through a tabletop drill, firefighters, Emergency Medical Services personnel and police discussed an efficient way to get the residents of Carillon Assisted Living…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS School candidate forum The East Lincoln Betterment Association is hosting an election forum for school board candidates 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road in Denver. Call (704) 489-0011. Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections is distributing absentee voting forms until…

Accident, recovery has role in Johnson’s bid

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ALLYSON LEVINE Staff Writer A lot of people have heard about the accident that caused North Carolina 10th Congressional District Democratic candidate Daniel Johnson to lose both of his legs below the knee. Andre Patterson, a Lincolnton native, was there. Patterson, a 1992 graduate of Lincolnton High School who now…

Chamber directors report UDO concerns are reduced

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Members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are closer to being on board with the proposed Unified Development Ordinance after meeting last week with members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors and Lincoln County Homebuilders Association. “It was an extremely positive meeting,” Ken Morris told…

NAACP’s scholarship event is Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge

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The public is invited to the Sam and Annie Biggers Educational Scholarship Banquet on Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club at 7322 Kidville Road in Denver. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Formal dress is optional. Proceeds go to the…

Lincoln has new strategy for animals

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East Lincoln County residents could be key in a new strategy to encourage adoption of more dogs and cats from the county’s burgeoning animal shelter. Using the network of volunteers formed in the wake of the largest animal seizure operation in county history, Animal Services officials last weekend held a…