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Carpenter, Rudisill Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Carpenter announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Elizabeth Carpenter, to Dustin Lee Rudisill of Vale. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martin and Joy Carpenter of Lincolnton and the late Floyd and Ruth Richard. A graduate of Lincolnton High School, she earned a Bachelor…

The Return re-creates British invasion

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Beatles tribute band The Return returns to Lincolnton 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. “We’re having them back,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the Lincoln County Concert Association. The band performed in Lincolnton several years ago to a large audience. “It was good, family fun,” Ramseur said.…

County Health Department to host open house Friday

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The Lincoln County Health Department celebrates Public Health Month with an open house 1-4 p.m. Friday. The event will include free cholesterol and glucose testing while supplies last. Attendees can also have their blood pressure and Body Mass Index measured. Information will be available on the Health Department’s services, and…

Jazzercise at 103

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Lincoln seniors bring home awards

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Lincoln County participants triumphed at the Gaston County Silver Arts 2011 Awards Luncheon March 25 at the Gaston County Senior Center in Dallas. In 1983, North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 55 years of age and…

Zumba Gold geared toward seniors

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Twice a week, you will find about 30 people, mostly senior citizens, participating in Zumba Gold classes at Sally’s YMCA in Denver. “It is like you are at a party and dancing,” said Marquia Price, fitness coor-dinator for Sally’s. “The en-ergy in this class is amazing. You can feel it…

Zumba Gold geared toward seniors

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Twice a week, you will find about 30 people, mostly senior citizens, participating in Zumba Gold classes at Sally’s YMCA in Denver. “It is like you are at a party and dancing,” said Marquia Price, fitness coor-dinator for Sally’s. “The en-ergy in this class is amazing. You can feel it…

Keeping in shape with the Senior Games

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Richard Olson, and his wife, Nonna, may be in their 60s, but that does not stop them from being active in the Gaston County Senior Games. “Some people think they are going to come out here and other people are going to show them up, but that really isn’t the…

New fitness room at center

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The Lincoln County Senior Center offers free use of its gym to anyone over the age of 65. “You’ve got to be active because if you don’t use it, you lose it,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. The Senior Center’s fitness room is open 8:30 a.m.…

Trantham, Fortenberry Engagement

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Sandie Renee Trantham of Gastonia and David Justin Fortenberry of Stanley announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Sandie is the daughter of Greg and Dena Trantham of Lincolnton. She is a 1999 graduate of East Lincoln High School and a 2003 Mars Hill College graduate with a B.A. in Business…