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Math students score high

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Students at Rock Springs and St. James elementary schools have placed top in the state in the First in Math Online Program. Rock Springs’ fifth-grade team took first place in the state competition and eighth place in the nation. St. James’ fifth-grade team took second place in the state and…

Religious drama tackles serious issues

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Boger City Baptist Church invites people to attend “the most important journey of your life.” Raptured, a drama written and directed by church member Judy Bates, will be performed throughout the weekend. “This was a God-thing,” Bates said. Bates, who is a fourth grade teacher at Maiden Elementary School, credits…

Winery to host Jubilee

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Woodmill Winery will host its annual Vineyard Blessing and Muscadine Jubilee Saturday in Vale. The vineyard blessing begins at 10 a.m. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. The event lasts through 6 p.m. “It’s a little ceremony,” said Joyce Miller, office manager, of the vineyard blessing. “There’s singing, and…

Weekend art classes in the works

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will be hosting a series of Saturday classes, each focusing on a particular art or craft. First up is a class on jewelry making taught by Violet Arth. The class will take place May 16. Participants will make three pairs of earrings. Supplies will…

First in Math

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Rock Springs Elementary School’s fifth grade First in Math Online Program team ranked first in the state in the state and eighth in the nation. St. James Elementary School’s fifth grade team ranked second in the state and 10th in the nation. A fourth-grade team made up of students from…

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 Calvin Darnell Derr Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on violating probation on previous charges…

Around Town 5/6/2009

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COUNTY PARKS Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is accepting reservations for the shelters at Beatty’s Ford and West Lincoln Parks. Both parks will officially open Saturday. For more information or to make a reservation, call (704) 748-1518 or visit www.lincolncounty.org. QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from…

Arts Council of Lincoln County announces winners

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has the following announced the winners of the 2009 Flo Robinson Literary Competition: Prose: Elementary School First place: “The Gray Knight and the Dragon” by Max Cogan, Rock Springs Second place: “The Time Machine Club” by Eric Gunter, Union Third place: “The Island Legend”…

Tiny Miss

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Mock DWI drill set for LHS

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Lincolnton High School’s prom is just around the corner and several local agencies are doing their part to informing teens of the dangers of underage drinking. The Lincolnton Life Saving Crew will conduct a mock DWI drill 1 p.m. Friday on the high school football field. “It is our goal…