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Essay winner to receive college scholarship

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The Lincoln County chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is seeking entries in its annual essay contest. Seniors from all Lincoln County high schools are encouraged to participate. “We’re looking for anything on North Carolina or their family on the War Between the States,” said Harmon Lackey, adjutant of…

Free tours offered to teens

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Thomas Tipps knows the importance of having an education – he’s spent most of his life without a high school diploma. “I’m one of the people that you meet that knew everything when I was in high school,” he said. “I quit high school, and I thought I had it…

Blueberry plants for sale now

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The Foothills Fresh New Growers Institute will take place Jan. 28 at the Burke County Extension Center. The date was listed wrong in last week’s column. For more information, call (704) 736-8452. Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is beginning its annual plant sale. Blueberry plants are always our most popular item…

TRU clubs coming to schools

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The statewide youth tobacco campaign Tobacco Reality Unfiltered has come to Lincoln County, and organizers hope it results in a decrease in teen smoking. “The TRU program promotes more than just advocacy against tobacco use,” said Lena Allen, teen tobacco prevention coordinator with the Lincoln County Health Department. “It allows…

Narrow roads pose cause for concern

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Jerry Haney is sometimes scared to death to drive on Unity Church Road in Denver. “You have got an awful combination of boats and trailers, pedestrians, runners, joggers and cyclists,” he said. “It’s kind of like you are dodging things because there is no place to walk on this road.…

Complete RV expands with camping center

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The rising popularity of recreational vehicles, or RVs, is one of the reasons a Denver-based business is expanding its product line. Kevin and Maria Dunn, owners of Complete RV, are adding a camping center to their business. The store will sell RV parts, including windshield wipers and bulbs, towing and…

Around Town 1/13/2010

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STORY TIME The Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library will offer a weekly story time 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Cherryville and Florence Shoule Shanklin Branches, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Charles R. Jonas Branch Library in Lincolnton and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the West Lincoln Branch Library. MEN IN MISSION The Daniels…

North 321 Fireman of the Year

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New officers named

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Deacon installed

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