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Barefoot coaches collecting shoes

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East Lincoln Optimist Club Youth Basketball League is collecting new shoes for impoverished children in Lincoln County. The shoe drive is being held in partnership with Unity Presbyterian Church and Samaritan’s Feet, a humanitarian aid organization that provides new shoes to children around the world. Chris Easterling, a coach with…

Making a rain garden

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LTN wins two press awards

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The North Carolina Press Association recently honored outstanding work in journalism, handing out awards to newspapers across the state. The Lincoln Times-News received accolades in two categories at a ceremony last week in Chapel Hill, competing in the circulation division with the largest non-daily newspapers in the state. Lincoln County’s…

Around Town 2/21/2011

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COUNTY COMMISSION The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 tonight on the third floor of the Citizens Center. This meeting is open to the public. DRINKING WATER A free workshop on protecting drinking water rights will be 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Senior Center at…

Carpenter, Howell Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carpenter, Sr. of Stone Mountain, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Victoria to Mr. Brian Wilburn Howell of Woodstock, Ga. Courtney is the granddaughter of Mrs. Winferd Willis and the late Mr. Willis and Mrs. Ernest Carpenter and the late Mr.…

Cozort, Spears Engagement

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Sandra Marie Cozort and Dustin Phillip Spears announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Sandra is the daughter of Donnie and Cynthia Cozort of Lenoir. She is attending Southwestern Community College. Dustin is the son of Doug and Janet Spears of Maiden. He is attending Western Carolina University and is currently…

Notable News

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Daughters of the American Revolution Jacob Forney Chapter have announced the following American History Contests Winners: Union Elementary student Carson A. Warlick, daughter of Mike and Donna Warlick, Lincolnton Middle School student Patrick Hance, son of Mike and Patti Hance, Lincolnton Middle School student Andrew W. Cromer, son of John…

Mathcounts winners

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East Lincoln Middle school`s Mathcounts Team finished first place in the Regional Mathcounts Competition Feb. 8 in Hickory. There were 217 individual students participating. East Lincoln Middle had five members finish in the top 20. Brett Shanklin ranked 18th, Jaxson Floberg ranked 11th, Addie Ballard ranked 8th, Bryce Rolles ranked…

Fritts brings alphabetical photos to LEDA display

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Framed photos of the words “Explore, Discover, Learn” and “Live, Work Play” hang on the walls of Lincoln Economic Development Association. Look a little closer, and you’ll see the letters are created from dandelion puffs, benches, ladders, barbed wire and more. “That’s the whole purpose of it — look at…