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YMCA to let military families join free

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There’s a new program at the Lincoln County Family YMCA, and it’s all about the families of those serving their country in the armed forces. The YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, which went into effect Saturday, allows eligible military personnel and their families to join the YMCA at no cost. “They…

Don’t forget to fall back on Sunday

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Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and the North Carolina Department of Transportation urges drivers to be alert to this change. Switching back to standard time means the sun will set an hour earlier in the day and leave less light for evening commuters. “For many people, it will be almost…

Around Town 10/31/2008

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TRICK OR TREAT Cardinal Healthcare residents will be putting together goodie bags for area children to enjoy. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, the residents will be dressed in their costumes awaiting community children to come and enjoy safe trick or treating. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Lincoln County Democratic Men will…

DSS program could help with heating needs

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will soon accept applications for their Low Income Energy Assistance Program. LIEAP is a federally funded program that provides families with a one-time cash payment to help pay heating bills, said Susan McCracken, Lincoln County DSS director. “With the loss of jobs, it’s…

Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Community Full Gospel Church on Old 321 South, will have a revival at 7 tonight, Saturday and Sunday. The guest speaker is the Rev. Jerry Grogen of Lenoir. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (704) 735-1673. REVIVAL The Community Full Gospel Church on 321 South will…

Backyard go-kart racing fast, loud fun

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It isn’t Lowe’s Motor Speedway, but it’s the closest thing you’ll find in North Brook. It’s a go-kart track, and it belongs to Bob and Lena Bess. “He and the grandsons, Seth and Samuel, built it,” Lena said of the track her husband constructed seven years ago behind their home…

Traditional home cooking served at Cat Square restaurant

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The new Cat Square Family Restaurant is filling a need for more dining options in the western end of Lincoln County. Located at 2158 Cat Square Road in Vale, the restaurant features traditional home cooking in a no-fuss atmosphere. Mike and Eddie Canipe are co-owners of the restaurant. Glinda Parker,…

Workshop teaches quilting

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A mere $11 can produce a present that will last a lifetime. “It’s easy to make. It just takes a little time and effort, and then you’ll have something to pass down to your children and grandchildren,” Vicky Lewis, who will teach a workshop on making a baby quilt, said.…

Boy grows giant sweet potato

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Halloween Bingo

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