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All aboard the Polar Express

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Christmas concert

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Members of the seventh grade band at Pumpkin Center Middle School recently performed in the school’s holiday concert. Also performing were the sixth grade general music students, the seventh and eighth grade bands, seventh grade chorus, eighth grade chorus (pictured below) and the Pumpkin Center Middle School jazz band. Chris…

Lighting up the holiday season

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Those who drive down Lincolnton’s Aspen Street this holiday season may find themselves hitting the brakes and staring in awe. There, on the side of the road, is a testament to Christmas decoration excess: a mobile home with manger scenes, green wreaths and thousands of Christmas lights filling its yard.…

Pretty enough to eat

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It’s a work of art, really. Taking 90 hours to create and made up entirely of edible materials, the gingerbread house is too beautiful to eat. “I wouldn’t dare touch it,” said Carolyn Dysart, the “adopted mom” of the creator. “He has worked so hard on it, so diligently.” Patrick…

Around Town 12/22/2005

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BLOOD DRIVE The Lincoln County Red Cross announces two blood drives. The first will be held 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday at the Red Cross office on North Aspen, which is in the back of the Century 21 building. The second drive will be held from noon –…

Chamber increasing scholarships from one to four

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has increased the number of scholarships given for 2006 from the proceeds of the annual adult spelling bee. Starting next year, the chamber will give out four scholarships — one to each Lincoln County high school — instead of just one scholarship covering four…

Grand opening

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Ministry provides merry Christmas

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More than 850 children who may not have had a merry Christmas are now getting a better one thanks to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s annual food and gift drive in Lincolnton. Some 200 volunteers working in rotating shifts will provide more than 570 families with gifts, food and a…

Junior Achievement debuts in east Lincoln

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Learning to write a check, build homes or run a business is something that many people learn after they graduate from high school. For third graders at Rock Springs Elementary school, the pilot Junior Achievement program gave the students early exposure to these concepts. “Rock Springs signed up to have…

Teaming together for the children

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Local beauty salons are doing a lot more than hair this holiday season. Four salons and a cosmetology school in Lincolnton have teamed up to spread Christmas cheer to underprivileged area families. Lyndsi Barnett, a student at Cosmetic Arts Academy in Lincolnton, spearheaded the idea. “I figured that most people…