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Red Hatters make splash with fun birthday bash

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STANLEY – A sea of red and pink hats flooded the house of Raye Watson-Smyth Saturday afternoon. Ready to make a dive in Watson-Smyth’s swimming pool, the “Red Hatters of Forest Ridge” joined together to celebrate their “Birthday Bash One Year Anniversary.” “It’s hard to believe we have been together…

Temperatures steaming at Monday’s marine commission meeting

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CORNELIUS – Angry residents of Lake Norman came to talk to the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) Monday night about personal watercrafts. “This is a repetitive problem that we see all the time,” said Bob Elliott, executive director of the commission. “Jet skis don’t follow the rules and everyone is…

Lake Calendar

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PARK DAY Park Day will be held at the East Lincoln Community Center at 10:30 a.m. on July 20. The event is co-sponsored with Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading Program. It is open to children three to 12. For more information call (704) 483-8980. WAL-MART MEETING The East Lincoln Betterment…

80th birthday

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Curtain up on this year’s drama camp

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The little stars of tomorrow converged on Denver’s Charter School campus this week to ham it up and learn some, too. The Lincoln Theater Guild hosted its first week of the Footlights Drama Camp, sponsored by Grateful Growers Farms in Denver and Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton. “The camp provides…

Local barbecue festival gains national attention

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The Outdoor Life Network (OLN) debuts its series, “All-Star BBQ Showdown” on July 23. Lincolnton’s motorcycle and barbecue festival, Hog Happening, will be the setting for one of the upcoming episodes. The series seeks to crown the ultimate barbecue champion by pitting eight award-winning “BBQ All-Stars” against amateur challengers in…

Around Town 7/13/2005

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Boger City United Methodist Church will have Vacation Bible School from 6 – 8:30 p.m. beginning Sunday, July 17 – 22. There will be a last-day celebration ending at 7 p.m. Ages preschool – fifth grade are welcome. There will also be an adult class. Registration can…

Ministry makes move into brand-new home

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After three years and $750,000, East Lincoln Christian Ministry (ELCM) has a new home and people associated with the ministry couldn’t be more happier. It’s a move that’s been long overdue, from their old facility on Pine Ridge Drive to a larger building on Catawba Burris Road in Denver; an…

Denver opposition group formed to fight Wal-Mart

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NO to Wal-Mart! Cheryl Deskus, a Denver resident, has formed a group called “Denver First,” which consists of people who are opposed to the Super Wal-Mart that has plans to come to the NC 16/73 intersection. “I am very surprised at the amount of people that I have talked to…

Around Town 7/11/2005

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REVIVAL Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1774 Buffalo Shoals Road, will hold revival Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Pastor Robert Wensil. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information call (704) 732-1656. REC MEETING The Lincoln County Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Lentz Recreation…