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LCS organizes first foreign trip

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High school students at Lincoln Charter School traveled out of the country for the first time this spring break, but it won’t be the school’s last foreign excursion. “It was really fun,” said Michelle Gavel, a sophomore who lives in Denver. “I didn’t really know anyone well on the trip,…

Rotary Auction passes last year’s mark as money count continues

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The 2010 Rotary Auction for Education has already raised more than last year’s event, and money is still being counted. “It’s looking great,” said Gaye Howard, CEO of the Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund. So far, an estimated $120,000 has been raised, which is $7,000 more than the 2009…

Coalition Against Child Abuse honors volunteers

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The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse recognized its most important volunteers and promoted the power of play at its annual banquet held Thursday at the Citizens Center. “Play is not only good for us, it’s essential for us,” said Lynn James-Smith, a counselor and keynote speaker at the banquet.…

Second suspect charged in abuse of infant

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A second person in connection with a child abuse case was taken into custody and detectives say he is facing felony charges. On Sunday, a Lincolnton woman brought her 2-month-old baby to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln with the complaint of a hurt leg, Sheriff’s Detective Seth Bailey said. The child was…

Habit takes plea deal in hold-up

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A Lincolnton man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in August 2009 took a plea deal Monday in Lincoln County Superior Court. Michael David Habit, 54, of 427 McDaniel Springs Road, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to court officials. He was sentenced…

Around Town 4/23/2010

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BREAKFAST Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will hold a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. For more information, call the Rev. Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 or e-mail trbostjr@charter.net. MOTHER’S DAY New Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway in…

Around Town 4/23/2010

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RELAY BENEFIT The Sports Clips Salon in Denver will hold a Cut-a-Thon on today and Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from each cut will benefit the American Cancer Society. BARBECUE SALE The First Wesleyan Church, located on 115 Bonview Ave., in Lincolnton, will hold a barbecue sale until 6…

Quiznos in Lincolnton reopens under new owner

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Quiznos of Lincolnton has reopened under new ownership, who say they aim to provide customers with top-notch service and quality products. “We are here to give the people the best in Lincolnton,” said new owner Saeed Geranmayeh. The Lincolnton restaurant had been open for four years, but closed briefly for…

Bike ride benefits Hesed House

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Supporters of Hesed House of Hope will break out their bicycles Saturday for The Assault on Hog Hill. “Last year’s event was a huge success, and we decided to repeat it and make it an ongoing event,” said Cathy Davis, president of Hesed House of Hope, Lincolnton’s homeless shelter. The…

Dollar General rezoning gets 3-2 OK from county

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Denver may be getting a new Dollar General on N.C. 16 after all. County commissioners Monday overruled an earlier 6-3 recommendation from the County Planning Board to deny a developer’s request for a conditional use rezoning on the site in northeastern Lincoln County. Commissioners disagreed sharply among themselves over the…