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After reigning a year, Apple Queen prepares to step down

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In order to become the 2004 Apple Queen, Kristin Kinney had to slip out of her jeans and T-shirt and into something a little less comfortable. “If you know me, I’m not really the beauty pageant type of girl,” the 20-year-old Appalachian State University student said. Last year’s pageant was…

Loft living

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If you look above the Court Street Grille in downtown Lincolnton, don’t be surprised to see a furry feline peering back. The cat, Fluffy, is one of two residents now living in Lincolnton’s first downtown loft. Charlotte Rhyne, Fluffy’s roommate, hopes her new home is the start of a trend.…

Crazy big cantaloupe

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Around Town 8/12/2005

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KIDDIE KOLLEGE Kiddie Kollege, a Bible-based, state approved preschool is taking applications for the 2005-06 school year. There are three openings for age 2, and three openings for ages 3 through 5. Call 704-735-5535. TRUMPET CONCERT Julian Kaplin, a trumpet player who recently graduated North Lincoln High School, will be…

Done in His name

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Reaches Eagle rank

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Local 4-H’ers announced state winners

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Lincoln County 4-H’ers traveled to Raleigh recently to attend 4-H State Congress. Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for a week of activity. This year’s Congress was July 18-22. Casey Snyder, 18, son…

Lake Calendar

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KALEIDOSCOPE WALLHANGING The Quilter’s Haven, 4321 N. N.C. 16 will hold a Kaleidoscope wallhanging class on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $45. For more information call (704) 483-5999. A machine quilting class will be held Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1…

Apple Queen crowning on Saturday

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The 2005 Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant takes center stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center promptly at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door at 6 p.m.; there will be no advance ticket sales. Prices are $10 adults, $8 seniors (60 years-old and…

2005 Qpple Queen Contestants

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Ashley Marie Arlow is a 2004 graduate of Lincolnton High School and currently is a sophomore at Duke University whose major field of study is politics and policy making. Her parents are Tom and Cristina Arlow of Lincolnton. Jennifer Leigh Boyle will be a senior at North Lincoln High School.…