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County sets full slate of programs

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For the children of Lincoln County, summer doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of the TV all day. Lincoln County Parks and Recreation offers a Summer Playground Program full of activities to keep kids from turning into couch potatoes. “It’s a weekly-based program,” Lindsay Ross, a program coordinator for…

Archaeology camp has openings

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Eighth- and ninth-grade students will have the opportunity to work alongside archaeologist January Porter during Lincoln County’s first archaeological camp. “We’ve wanted to do a camp like this for several years,” Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Museum of History said. “The students will learn the different methods…

Fish Fry

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COMING UP

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n McHenry staff in Denver: Have concerns or issues that you want your Congressman to hear about? U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10th) is inviting constituents to visit with his staff from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Shanklin Library in Denver. n Filet o’ Fish: Come out for…

Only 2 have filed for soil, water seat

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Filing for a seat on the Soil and Water Conservation Commission district board has been open for a week, but so far, only two individuals have filed. Neither, however, is David Choate, who was appointed to fill the seat when elected member Kenneth Ritchie died. Choate was expected to file…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will hold its next business luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church. The cost is $11. Call (704) 491-9109. Charity golf The Shriners organization is hosting a charity golf classic Saturday and Sunday at Verdict Ridge Country Club…

Home Care grand opening

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United Plate Glass begins production at Industrial Park

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United Plate Glass, a flat glass fabricator and distributor, held its grand opening Tuesday at the Lincoln County Industrial Park. United Plate Glass started fabrication May 1 at the 55,000-square-foot facility, Crystal Gettys, existing business manager for the Lincoln Economic Development Association, said. The company, headquartered in Butler, Pa., is…

Retail, business hub considered

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The developers who built Birkdale Village in Huntersville are eyeing 90 acres for a future retail and business hub near Denver. Executives for Charlotte-based Crosland LLC confirmed Thursday they hope to close on a deal for land in Lincoln and Catawba counties at the intersection of N.C. 150 and the…

Heartfelt grief evident at Westport Marina

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First came the deafening boom and then thick, black smoke rose into the air. Westport Marina owner Lowry Hobbs ran from his sales office two blocks away. His worst fears were soon realized when he saw one of the most horrific scenes in his 59 years. The 80-foot yacht was…