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Construction starts on next leg of N.C. 16

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The clock officially began ticking last week on a project expected to bring dramatic transformation to east Lincoln County: paving the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16. Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. was awarded the new N.C. 16 contract by the state last month with a winning bid of…

New dumping at controversial site

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An illegal landfill in Denver that caught fire and was ordered closed in 2007 accepted several truckloads of debris last week without approval from state or local officials – a possible violation of state law. Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources have opened an investigation…

50th reunion

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Middle schools sing with one voice

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The first All-County Middle School Chorus event took place Thursday at North Lincoln High School. A total of 216 middle-school students representing the county’s four middle schools joined forces to perform a moving and often-complicated program for faculty, students, parents and the public. According to Janet Hinson, choral director for…

North Brook students gather food for ministry

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North Brook Elementary School students are learning early the importance of giving back to their community. During Red Ribbon Week students held a canned food drive to help fill the pantry at Christian Ministries. Donations were received and processed Wednesday. According to North Brook Elementary guidance counselor, Wendy Dellinger, the…

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…

Around Town 11/3/2008

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SAMPLE BALLOTS The Lincoln County Democratic Headquarters, located at 129 W. Water St., Lincolnton, will be open beginning 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for Election Day so Democrats and unaffiliated voters can stop by and pick up Democratic sample ballots. There will also be a “Celebration Night” beginning 7:30 p.m. while election…

Cutting a ribbon

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Three decades of ‘do si do’

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It’s been 30 years since a group of square dancing enthusiasts founded the Lincoln Squares Western Square Dance Club. And the group is still going strong, despite the fact that most young people don’t seem to be interested in square dancing. “It is a concern that we have,” David Rhyne,…

Boy grows giant sweet potato

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