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Atlanta courthouse hostage recounts ordeal to Denver church audience

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Hundreds packed the sanctuary of Denver United Methodist Church Sunday night to hear the testimony of Atlanta Courthouse hostage Ashley Smith. Smith told the crowd of her life on drugs and how God helped her through the hostage situation at the hands of Brian Nichols, the man who stands accused…

LeeBoy to go to

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Pending regulatory approval, commercial grade asphalt equipment manufacturer B.R. Lee will be acquired by Vision Technologies Land Systems (VTLS) in a $129 million deal. The plant, currently based in Denver on N.C. 16, will be moving to a new facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park in Lincolnton later this…

United Way, Freedom Homes teamed up for community awareness Saturday

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Rain and thunderstorms predicted for last Saturday stayed at bay as the United Way of Lincoln County (UWLC) teamed up with Freedom Homes on N.C. 16 in Denver for a community awareness event. Some of UWLC’s 19 agencies – including the Literacy Council and the Coalition Against Child Abuse –…

United Way event successful

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Deal or no deal

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Around Town 5/8/2006

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CANCELLATION Tuesday’s meeting of Lincolnton Republican Women has been canceled and will be rescheduled for June. SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS Sons of the Confederate Veterans – Robert F. Hoke/ General William J. Hoke Camp 1616 will have its monthly meeting 7 p.m. today at Ryan’s Steakhouse. LITERARY AUCTION A literary…

60th Anniversary

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Arts Council announces winners of Student Art Show

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The Lincoln Arts Council held an awards ceremony and reception for the winners of the 2006 Lincoln County Schools Student Art Show Sunday. The judge for this year was Allen Griffin. Around 400 people attended the event. The art will be on display through May 19 at the Lincoln Cultural…

Precious provides needed pet therapy

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Cancer, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia had caused Maragret Ellis to sink into a deep depression. “I spent two years just sitting in a chair,” she said. “Just sitting there.” It was the Squamous Cell Carcinoma diagnosis (a form of skin cancer) that was the last straw. Ellis’ mental state deteriorated,…

First haircut, the second generation

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