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Local debutantes step out in style

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Gone are the days when presentation at a Debutante Ball meant that women were prepared for marriage, but it still stands as a long-honored tradition for many families. Six local young women participated in the 60th annual Western Carolina Debutante Ball held Saturday, June 17, at Cleveland Community College. Sponsored…

Next stop – kindergarten!

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Nutrition employees receive honors

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The Child Nutrition Department of Lincoln County Schools recognized employees for their dedication to the job of providing “nutritious and delicious” meals to the students of Lincoln County May 16. Barbara Wood, manager at Love Memorial Elementary School, was selected as Lincoln County’s Child Nutrition Manager of the Year. Her…

Lincoln’s farmers market shows signs of summer

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market has opened on a full summer schedule. Hours have expanded to Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. The farmers stay open as late as the produce lasts and the customers continue to visit. The market…

81st Birthday

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Denver residents voice concerns about proposed Wal-Mart shadow project

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Denver residents Connie Zmijewski and Liz Craig don’t like the prospect of having “lowball” tenants occupying the flurry of shopping centers proposed for N.C. 73 near N.C. 16. Specifically, both are concerned that a mix of dollar stores, shoe stores and discount clothiers will make the new center home. “We’re…

Hundreds attend AlleyCat Biker Junction grand opening

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People driving down N.C. 16 over the weekend probably noticed a lot of motorcycles, smelled a lof of food cooking outside and heard a lot of music from both a DJ and a band. While the event was the official grand opening for AlleyCat Biker Junction, the three-day event looked…

Around Town 6/19/2006

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BIBLE SCHOOL Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Iron Station, will be having Vacation Bible School starting today. It will last until Friday. Hours are 6:30 – 8 p.m. The public is invited. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP The breast cancer support group will be meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove…

Leadership Lincoln graduation

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Around Town 6/16/2006

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FRESH START The Fresh Start Widow’s Group Annual Picnic will be at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at Rankin Lake Picnic Area, 1750 Rankin Lake Road. There is no charge. Bring your choice of a picnic item. Drinks are provided. The event is open to all single, divorced or…