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Center helps hold community together

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In 1951 Howards Creek School opened its cafeteria doors to a slew of elementary, junior and high-school students. Now, more than 50 years later, the cafeteria serves all ages as a renovated community center. “The school ended up closing in 1987, and the property went back to the community,” Carolyn…

Food demand grows at ministries

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Penny Strain and Sheron Norkett wheeled a shopping cart with six grocery bags out of East Lincoln Christian Ministry in Denver last week. Packed with oil, cornmeal, bread, canned vegetables and other supplies, the staples will need to last until their next visit in July, according to the women. “We…

Industrial park is possibility

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Nearly 2,000 acres in southeast Lincoln County envisioned as a hub for business and industry has its first prospect: Lake Norman Industrial Park. Planned for one mile north of Old Plank Road on the west side of N.C. 16, the 23- lot project will come before the Lincoln County Planning…

Former NFL players to help at Verdict Ridge golf benefit

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Verdict Ridge Golf Course will hold a special charity golf tournament next month, featuring retired National Football League players, to benefit injured and sick kids. The sixth annual NFL Alumni/ Shriners Charity Golf Classic is set to tee off at 11 a.m. June 22. For $2,500, a team can pair…

Charter School displays work of art students

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Art teacher Nina Cartee focused the Lincoln Charter School’s recent art show on display – not competition. Although her students win awards and sell art outside her classroom, she decided not to give awards at the show itself. “I didn’t want there to be any kind of competitive spirit,” Cartee…

Around Town 5/28/2008

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YARD AND BBQ SALE Victory Grove Tabernacle will have a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m., and a barbecue sale from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 457 Victory Grove Church Road, Lincolnton. All proceeds will benefit the church’s youth camp. For more information, call (704) 735-9097. SPAGHETTI BENEFIT…

Church holds live pit crew demo tonight

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To see a live pit crew demonstration, Lincoln County residents don’t have to go to a race; they can see one in the worship center of Denver Baptist Church. That’s right – a pit stop inside the church. The second annual NASCAR Night will be from 6 p.m. to 8…

Sweet Dreams opens second mattress store

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A comfortable mattress is essential to have a good night’s sleep. Sweet Dreams Mattress Inc., a company specializing in mattresses and bedroom furniture, recently opened its second store at 7260 N.C. 16 in Denver. A husband and wife team, Greg and Katy Law started their business in 2002. Now, with…

Coming Up

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n Calling all residents: Denver Fire Department officials are holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to inform residents about possible changes in fire coverage coming up this year and the outcome of a dispute with Catawba County that could increase taxes locally. The meeting will be held…

Poster child

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