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Good year for farmers

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market opens this weekend with plants, crafts and fresh produce. “Some people may decide to wait until the vegetables get more abundant, but I would encourage them to come out and see what’s there,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “I always…

Show focuses on bottles, pottery

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Bottle collecting can be a very delicate hobby. Those living in earthquake-prone states generally stay away from showy displays. “All we’re afraid of is a bird,” said Chuck Rash, a Lincolnton man, who has filled his garage with antique bottles. This fear is very real – Rash has dealt with…

Farmers market set to open

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At long last, it’s time for the Lincoln County Farmers Market to open. Both locations will open this Saturday. The downtown Lincolnton location at 225 W. Water St. will open at 7 a.m. The Denver location at Rock Springs School on N.C. 16 will open at 8 a.m. The Denver…

SWAT practice

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Around Town 4/17/2009

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FUNDRAISER Antiques Photography, a photography group that takes pictures of children, will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Relay for Life Friday and Saturday at Carolina’s Medical Center – Lincoln. For more information, call Pam Null at (704) 732-5510. THE CRUCIBLE The Lincoln Theatre Guild will perform The Crucible 8…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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GOSPEL CONCERT The Maiden Church of God will have a gospel concert featuring Three Bridges and Jonathan Cox 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are available at the door and at Lighthouse Christian Bookstore in Lincolnton. The cost is $5 for adults and admission is free for children age 12 and younger.…

Lincoln Theatre Guild presents American classic

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Arthur Miller’s classic tale of accusations and hysteria in a Puritan community takes the stage this weekend at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s very intense,” said Kirby Rice, who plays Elizabeth Proctor. “It deals with a lot of really touchy subjects – adultery, religion and how far people will go…

Around Town 4/15/2009

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CAMP MTG. JUBILEE Exodus Baptist Church, 3164 Exodus Church Road, Maiden, will have their sixth annual camp meeting jubilee 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (828) 728-3594. MILL GET TOGETHER All former employees of Carlton Yarn Mill and S.Ct.,…

Comp-Cal adds color to race cars

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After working several years in the racing industry, Brian Wittkamp, decided it was time to make his part-time automotive graphic design business a full-time job. “The racing industry is so up and down. You have your good years and you have your bad years,” Wittkamp said. “I decided that I…

Ribbon cutting

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