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Schools committee discusses preservation of birch trees

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The meeting of the school board’s Building and Site Committee varied from the usual discussion of construction to topics in which the school system could preserve nature, particularly river birch trees. Darrell Gettys, executive director of facilities, reported to the committee that a 3-acre stretch beside the school bus garage…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church in Denver. Cost is $11. For more information, call (704) 491-9109. DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will host a coffee connection from 8:30 a.m. to…

No cause discovered for blaze at popular Maiden restaurant

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Investigators recently completed an investigation into what started an early morning fire at the popular Brookwood Family Restaurant. “At this time, we aren’t sure of the exact cause of the fire,” said J. David Pruitt, Catawba County fire marshal. “The investigation was completed with the cause being unknown.” The March…

East Lincoln grad has fast transition to model and actor

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When Payton Brady graduated from East Lincoln High School last June, he didn’t waste much time hanging around. He moved to Los Angeles on July 22, and by October, he was filming the reality TV show “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.” “It all just happened kind of quick,” Brady, 19,…

Nantz prepares for 19th season

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It’s a tranquil afternoon at East Lincoln Speedway. Owner Ralph Nantz, 70, peers out from under a baseball cap at the signature red-clay dirt lining his track. The silence will be broken April 5th when as many as 1,000 spectators fill the stands and stock cars rumble to life on…

Lakefront properties pass Iredell

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Move over Iredell. Lake homes in Lincoln County may have caught up in value because of a 78 percent average increase in the past four years. After a state-mandated revaluation of all Lincoln County property was completed in January, 1,500 lakefront homes are now priced at an average of $758,527,…

Comng Up

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Cycle for SallyЎ¦s Y: Join Keith Isenberg and his mother Robin, owners of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate Shop, and nearly 400 riders as they pedal to put a dent in the final $1,000,000 needed to build the first YMCA in eastern Lincoln County. Event starts at 1…

Around Town 3/17/2008

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EASTER EGG HUNT City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation will sponsor the 61st annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Betty G. Ross Park. Children will be divided into two age groups: 6-9 years old and 5 and under. Prizes will be awarded in each age group…

Crocheting Class

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Retired seniors stay active

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Just because people retire from work doesn’t mean they have to retire from life. Lincoln County Senior Services offers plenty of opportunities to keep seniors happy and active. “We just have so many groups,” Director Karen Leonhardt said of the organization, which is housed in the Lincoln County Senior Center…