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All Praise choir to perform

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Members of more than 20 area churches are joining together to make a joyful noise. “We wanted to do it to bring all the different churches together, not as different denominations, but just as the body of Christ, just to come together and worship,” said Lisa Carnes, an organizer and…

From Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts

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Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Randy Scott Story Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections on violating his probation on previous…

Around Town – Briefs

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MAIN STREET GALA The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton will host its annual Main Street Gala and Better Downtown Awards this evening. The group will transform the former location of Lincoln Drugs, 132 E. Main St., into Wampum Landmark Tavern, a sports bar, for the event. The space will be…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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FISH FRY Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, Denver, will have its annual fish fry beginning 11:30 a.m. today. Plates are $8 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Plates include fried flounder, homemade slaw, hushpuppies and homemade fries. Deliveries are available for 10 or more orders.…

Around Town 3/11/2009

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REVIVAL Howard’s Creek Baptist Church will have a revival 7 p.m. tonight and Thursday. The guest preacher is the Rev. Macon Ballard. All are welcome to attend. LENTEN SERVICES Daniels Lutheran Church will continue its midweek Lenten services 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the church sanctuary. ART SHOW The Arts Council…

100th Birthday

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City manager explains water rate increase

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Editor’s note: At the request of city officials and as a public service to our readers, the Lincoln Times-News is publishing the following open letter from Lincolnton City Manager Jeff Emory. The accompanying graph is designed to illustrate the points made in the letter. The City of Lincolnton has been…

Lakeside economy all in the same boat

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As warmer weather approaches, businesses moored to activity on Lake Norman are hoping for a robust boating season — even as they set a course through tough economic waters. Several marinas and marine supply stores, boat dealers and service outfits in and around east Lincoln County are optimistic lower gas…

East Lincoln dramatists play ‘Spirit’ for laughs

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In the world of stage, comedic plays can often drive actors to tears because of their difficulty. But that isn’t stopping East Lincoln High School students from giving one a stab. On March 19-20, the spotlight will shine on a group of East Lincoln students performing Blithe Spirit. “It’s a…