Home » Archives by category » Local News (Page 1129)

Games fill last days

Share This Post

The enthusiastic yelling that took place at West Lincoln Middle School this week has little to do with the end of school. Instead, seventh-grade students were involved in games focusing on math and English. “We’re reviewing things they’ve learned all year,” said Christi Rykhus, a seventh-grade teacher. The educational games…

Principal puckers up to pig

Share This Post

At the sight of a squealing baby pig, a school full of children let out squeals of their own. The seven-week old piglet stood nervously surrounded by children. Suddenly, he was picked up and given a shower of kisses from North Brook Elementary School’s principal, Donald Welch. “I thought it…

Becoming healthy, wealthy and wise

Share This Post

Participants in the Lincoln County Senior Center’s Senior Health and Fitness Day learned that total health means more than just eating your vegetables. It’s also important to get regular check ups, exercise, socialize and eat the right balance of food. “With age we develop so many problems along the way,”…

New park progressing

Share This Post

Plans for starting work on the new park in west Lincoln County are on hold until officials find out about two grants. The Recreation Commission has applied for two grants, said Erma Deen Hoyle, director of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation department. One from the Parks and Recreation Trust…

Lincolnton’s old depot —
Union soldiers used old train station for base

Share This Post

The WC&R Railroad (Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford) came to Lincolnton in the late 1860s. Prior to that, the company erected a combination passenger and freight station on South Oak and East Water Streets. The station was located on the south side of East Water Street, across from the south side…

With gratitude and thanks

Share This Post

Residents concerned about safety, lack of pedestrian-friendly streets

Share This Post

East Lincoln residents voiced their concerns on the lack of pedestrian-friendly streets in Denver and plans on the existing and the new N.C. 16 at a transportation meeting Thursday night. The meeting was held at the East Lincoln Community Center. Residents looked over several maps that were brought in —…

Commissioners` approval of CATS will have Denver riders purring

Share This Post

Denver residents might be able to continue taking the bus to Charlotte. Lincoln County commissioners approved a three-year agreement with the Charlotte Area Transit System last week for the Lincoln County Express, the route from Denver to Charlotte. But the plan still has to be presented to the Charlotte City…

Changes to Lake Norman State Park give it a new face

Share This Post

TROUTMAN – Lake Norman State Park might be the only place on Lake Norman with a public swimming area, and Lincolnton resident Annette Moore and her family were taking full advantage of it; although early in the season, it was the second time the Moores were back. “It’s awesome here,”…

New playhouse for Amy`s House children

Share This Post

Amy’s House now has a second home. A brand new, freshly painted playhouse sits in the backyard of the women’s shelter, courtesy of Lincoln Leadership. “This little house is a little kid’s dream,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of Amy’s House. The group, which is organized by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County…