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Pumpkin Center gets land for fire station

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Lincoln County will sign over five acres of land to allow the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department to build a new fire station. The department will retain ownership of the land as long as Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is in operation, according to the deal approved Monday by county…

Around Town 6/16/2008

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FALL REGISTRATION Students returning to Gaston College may register for fall classes through Thursday. Course listings are available at www.gaston.edu. BOARD MEETING The Board of Directors for Lincoln Charter School will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 23 at the Denver middle/high school building. FAMILY REUNION The Cline Family…

SECU awards $40,000 in scholarships

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The State Employees’ Credit Union’s membership has presented four $10,000 four-year college scholarships to local students. Scholarships were awarded to the following students: n From East Lincoln High School, Chazlan Danielle Roseboro, who will study at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Roseboro is the daughter of Ronnie and…

High school graduates pay visit to former preschool

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At Kenlin Academy Preschool in Iron Station, director Annie Geerken has a motto: “Quality preschool years produce future stars.” On June 7, the first kids to experience their preschool years at Kenlin Academy reached another milestone: They graduated from high school. “I get chills because they’re all successful, and I’m…

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Burglars primed in vacation time

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School is out and many families are taking summer vacation. Lt. Hal Kluttz of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said it’s important for Lincoln County residents to protect their homes and properties while out of town. In 2007, Lincoln County residents reported more than 600 burglaries and larcenies between June…

Around Town 6/13/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The 55th reunion of the L.W. “Lightfoot” Williams and Rebecca Bragge Hoyle family will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow the picnic lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. LHS 45th…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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BIBLE SCHOOL Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 4136 Mount Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford, will have vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 16-20. The theme is “Power Lab: Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power.” To pre-register, go to mtpumc.org and click on the VBS icon. For more information, call…

36th Street adds a downtown location

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Anyone who’s driven around Lincolnton’s court square in the past couple months may have noticed some mysterious signs in the windows of what used to be Ramseur’s Sandwich Shop. One of the signs read, “Guess who’s coming to downtown?” The answer is 36th Street Bakery, Cafй and Catering. Owner Rick…

Camp devoted to bugs

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For children who love all things creepy and crawly, Lincoln County 4-H provides the perfect way to spend the summer: catching bugs. “We’re just going to run around and see how many we can capture,” said Fran Senters with Lincoln County 4-H, which is organizing the bug-focused camp. “They’ll get…