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County opts not to buy old bank right away

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Lincoln County commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to renew the county’s lease of the old Bank of America building in the Courthouse Square for office space, rather than exercising an option to purchase the property. The county will seek a two-year extension to the lease, but will accept a three-year…

East Lincoln athlete leaps for his dreams

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DENVER — Former East Lincoln senior Spencer Sydney had been craving a state title. Ever since moving back to the area to play basketball for the Mustangs, Sydney dreamed of earning a state title. That dream fell short when Shelby knocked the Mustangs out of the 2A state semifinals. Sydney…

Around Town 6/15/2009

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READING PROGRAMS The Be Creative at Your Library 2009 Summer Reading Program for rising first through fifth graders and the Express Yourself 2009 Summer Reading Program for students rising sixth through 12th grade will begin today at all Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations. Participants receive a reading record, weekly library visit…

101st birthday

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Church Activities

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A DAY IN THE LORD Spirit Life Praise and Worship, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Road, Lincolnton, will host the event, A Day in the Lord on Saturday. A yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. and the breakfast sale will be from 7-11 a.m. A barbecue plate sale will be 3-5:30…

Community Activities

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UNC LICENSE PLATES Today is the last day the Lincolnton Lions Club will sell their limited edition 2009 NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship license plates. The $5 license plates may be purchased at the following locations: City Lunch in downtown Lincolnton; Heavenly Paws Grooming, 213 N. Aspen St.; Stroup’s Jewelers,…

Summer a time to read

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With school officially out, Lincoln County libraries will kick off summer reading Monday. “I just want people to know that it’s a free program, and if there’s something for free, why not take advantage of it?” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. Be Creative at Your Library is geared to rising…

Barefoot honored by Historical Association

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has named an avid lover of history, ghosts and Lincoln County as its 2009 Heritage Award recipient. Dan Barefoot, a local lawyer and author of 12 history books, will be presented with the award at a ceremony 3 p.m. Sunday a the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Ramsour’s Mill comes alive during celebration

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The Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Celebration will take place Saturday and Sunday at the battle site in Lincolnton. This is the first year the event is being organized by the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission. In March, the county-paid position of the event’s former organizer was cut. Jason Harpe with…

Around Town 6/10/2009

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FOOD ORDERS Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Church Road, will be taking Angel Food orders until 8:30 p.m. this evening and from 9:30 a.m. until noon Saturday. Orders will be distributed 10-11:30 a.m. June 20. Everyone is welcome to order. For more information, call (703) 735-8119. DIVORCECARE River View Baptist…