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Scavenger Hunters

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Students at Lincoln County School of Technology prepare for a scavenger hunt designed to help gather Christmas items for the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. From left are Danielle Whitlow, Dynasty Clark, Allison Wallace, Sarah Peeler and Reid Ketner. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Lincolnton local brings O. Henry to life

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“The Thief, the Chief and the Magi” started out as a one-man radio show and grew into a full blown play complete with ragtime melodies and derby hats. “We’re having a good time with it,” said Barrie Howard, a Lincolnton local who wrote and directed the play. “We’re laughing a…

Scholarship forms available

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Applications are now available for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Stoudemire was a former Lincoln County Agricultural Extension Chairman and a highly regarded member of the community for almost 30 years. Scholarships are awarded annually to Lincoln County residents who will be pursuing a degree program at a…

Youthful LHS band has good year

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The Lincolnton High School Wolf Pack Marching Band, “The Band with the Bell,” completed a very successful season. Their 2004 field show entitled “Vive La France” included the music An American in Paris, I Love Paris, April in Paris, One Day I’ll Fly Away, and Gaite Parisienne (Can-Can). Under the…

Denver resident, UNC-TV donor to air `Friends` segment

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A Denver resident, Ralph Harkey, will be on UNC-TV on Sunday, Dec. 12 during the hours of 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to air a segment to discuss the “Friends of UNC-TV.” He will be on during the breaks of the Daniel O’Donnell show. Winterfest, the fall/winter fundraising drive for…

Stretch of Hwy. 16 will be in four lanes

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The N.C. Board of Transportation awarded a construction contract to build 10.83 miles of N.C. 16 as a four-lane divided highway. The $40 million contract was awarded to McAnnich Corporation of West Des Moines, Iowa. The location runs from N.C. 73 in Lincoln County to Tower Road at existing N.C.…

Survivors` hope grows on tree

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Denise Sigmon stands in front of the tree of hope at People’s Bank on N.C. 16. This year she will hang four ornaments in honor and in memory of people affected by cancer in her life. Bob Sigmon, her brother-in-law is a kidney cancer survivor and Judy Gibson, her sister-in-law…

Playing Dale Jr.

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Zach Stroupe of Iron Station, appearing as a stunt driver in the upcoming movie on ESPN, “3,” rehearses at Concord Motor Speedway with actor Barry Pepper, who plays Dale Earnhardt in the movie. Contributed Photo Big dreams, small screen NASCAR fans are eagerly awaiting one of the biggest events in…

Lake Calendar

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DENVER FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Denver Fire Department Board of Directors will be held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Denver fire station located at 3956 Hwy 16 north in Denver (Beside Denver Methodist Church). All residents and…

Leonard to appear on TV broadcast

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Lincolnton’s Joe Leonard will be highlighted during a newscast on WSOC-TV Tuesday for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Leonard was at Fort DeRussy, 10-12 miles from Pearl Harbor, when Japanese fighters made their attack Dec. 7, 1941. The morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Leonard saw smoke from burning ships…