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Health Dept. celebrates birthdays — Two workers turn 70 this year

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The Lincoln County Health Department saw two of its employees turn 70 this year. Dr. Thomas Smith and public health nurse Marcia Davis were given a surprise birthday party from the staff. Both have worked at the department for more than 30 years. Smith has been doing private practice since…

Golf tournament aids mission work

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One local church is using golf as a way to do mission work in Wyoming. Children and adults from Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton will be traveling to Casper, Wyo., in August to do mission work at a state camp. This will be the church’s second year going to Mountain…

Methodist churches have birthdays — Crouse, Pleasant Grove celebrate 100th, 200th anniversaries respectively

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This year is an important one for two local Methodist churches. Crouse United Methodist and Pleasant Grove United Methodist, both pastored by the Rev. Jerry Evans and both located in western Lincoln County, will celebrate 100th and 200th anniversaries, respectively. “It’s amazing to think of what’s happened in this community…

Pastor preaches on global warming

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The Rev. Lutz Keller, pastor of Emanuel Reformed Church in Lincolnton, says he’s been interested in the issue of global warming for a long time. Now, he wants to share what he knows with others. Keller will present “A Christian Town Meeting: What every serious Christian should know about global…

65th Anniversary

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R Fashion Grand Opening

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SHORELINE SPORTS—Dirt bike racer makes events a family affair

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When people think of dirt bike racing, the first name that comes to mind is Travis Pastrana, but one Denver man is enjoying the ride for as long as he can. John Giles has been racing for 19 years through the North Carolina Hare Scrambles Association. He recently finished second…

Local dancers earn national titles

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Alternative Steps Dance Studio in Lincolnton brought home national titles after competing this weekend at the Dance Machine National Performing Arts Championship. The four-day competition was held in Wilkesboro. Students won 16 national awards and four overall awards, including third place overall for a clogging routine, “Girlfriend,” second place overall…

SHORELINE CALENDAR

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for business N.C. 16 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation will host…

Break-ins prompt warning

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Sheriff’s officials are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuable items after a rash of break-ins this weekend in the Cowans Ford area. From electronics and computers to clothing, suspects took a wide variety of items from at least five vehicles parked on Turnberry Lane and Club Drive…