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ELBA president, business owner involved in community

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Peter Browne of Denver is a man accustomed to wearing many hats. Not only is he the president of the East Lincoln Betterment Association (ELBA), he’s the owner/operator of The UPS Store located at the Waterside Crossing Shopping Center at N.C. 16/73. “I retired from First Union in 2002 and…

Lake Calendar

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FESTIVAL AND FASHION SHOW The 21st annual starwberry festival to benefit the East Lincoln High School parent/teachers association will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at ELHS. The group is also planning a fashion show at 6:30 p.m. at Verdict Ridge Country Club on Thursday, May…

Around Town 3/1/2006

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FISH FRY Bethlehem United Methodist Church on N.C. 182, will hold a fish fry from 4 – 8 p.m. Saturday (or until the fish runs out!). Plate includes fish, hushpuppies, slaw, French fries, drink and dessert. Dine in, carry out or drive through. Donations will be accepted for the building…

Around Town 2/27/2006

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BENEFIT The Buffalo Shoals Community Association will host a benefit starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Shoals Clubhouse for Darlene Shaffer, a cancer victim. The cost is $7 a plate; $3 for children younger than 6. Menu is barbecued chicken or pork, baked beans, slaw, chips, dessert and…

Around Town 2/24/2006

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MEETING The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Vale, 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday. For more information (704) 276-1529. SUMMER DAY CAMP Asbury United Methodist Church Summer Day Camp will be held June 7 to Aug. 24. Kids who have completed kindergarten through rising seventh…

Three Town and Country Realty agents win top awards

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Judy Holland originally wanted to take cake decorating classes with friends at Gaston College, but she discovered the class was canceled. Her friends decided to take real estate classes instead. “We all decided to switch over,” said Holland. “I enjoyed taking the classes but never thought I’d work in real…

Good cooking funds cause

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If there’s one way to raise money in Lincoln County, it’s with good southern cooking. Crouse United Methodist Church knows this and hopes meals catered by the Home Place will bring in donations to their Building Fund. “Our church has grown so much in the last year or so that…

Winter no vacation for farmers

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What do farmers do during the winter? Well, there’s fishing, hunting and going to Disney World. “That’s it. End of story,” said Alan Davis, the son in Davis and Son Orchard. He’s joking of course, but some people really believe it. “They really do think that we do nothing in…

Softball showdown hosted by Optimists

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Thousands of people will converge on western Lincoln County in July for the Dixie Youth Girls State Softball Tournament. The tournament will be held in mid-July, said Nathan Workman, vice president of the West Lincoln Optimist Club. Excitement is already mounting within club. This will be the first time the…

School book fairs inspire reading, raise thousands

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The media centers of two west Lincoln schools will soon be overflowing with books of all shapes, colors and sizes. North Brook and Union elementary schools will be holding their spring book fairs next week much to the delight of students. “In Lincoln County there is not a major bookstore…