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New owners take over downtown coffee shop

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Miriah Truluck and Jacob Rhodes are the new owners of Fausto Coffee in downtown Lincolnton. The couple took ownership of the coffee shop Sept. 1. The Lincolnton residents have both worked in coffee shops for several years. “We were thinking about where we wanted to move and this would be…

Dancers win national awards

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A pint-sized couple who took their hip hop duet all the way to nationals will perform at the Lincoln County Apple Festival Saturday. “It just comes naturally to me, and I like performing, and I like the audience cheering for me,” said Rylan Franklin, 11, a fifth-grade student at Pumpkin…

Local band The Basement Boys reuniting

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Nineteen years ago, The Basement Boys played their last show together at the Lincoln County Apple Festival — or so they thought. “Everybody aggravated us to get back together,” said Darrin Stroud, guitarist. “If the Eagles can do it, we can too.” The band will play 1:30 p.m. outside the…

Council creates quilt at festival

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County invites the community to visit its booth Saturday and help create a quilt. “We really do hope that the people of Lincoln County will come out,” said Shelly Johnston, executive director of the council. “We need participation to make the quilt. You don’t have…

Lincoln native to host open mic night

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As a child, Levi Ussery Jr. walked dirt roads in west Lincoln singing to himself. “I would just make up things and sing all day long,” he said. Now an adult, he’s a professional singer with the stage name Levi Jones. He never hit it big, but he has been…

One swell sweet potato

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Bobcats exec to address DABA

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A Charlotte Bobcats representative will be the guest speaker for the Denver Area Business Association’s (DABA) Mega Networking Luncheon on Thursday. Michael Thompson, director of corporate communications for the Bobcats, will be speaking on a subject that is hitting close to home for many people in today’s struggling economy. “His…

SailView hosting footrace Saturday

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SailView, a Denver neighborhood, will host a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Sally’s Y on Saturday. Steve Tucker and Krista Heavner, who both live in SailView, are coordinating the race. The neighborhood has done fundraisers for Sally’s Y in the past with a strong turnout. About 60 people have registered for…

Shop Automotive opens to fix cars in East Lincoln

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The Shop Automotive & More can fix just about any mode of transportation, from a car to a boat to a forklift. Chip Cassidy is the owner of the Denver-based business. He also owns The Tool Dude, a mobile tool truck. Cassidy said The Tool Dude, which he founded three…

Around Town 9/15/2010

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LAST MAN’S CLUB A Last Man’s Club, for World War II veterans, is being formed in Lincoln County. All those who are interested in joining should see James at Leatherman’s Barber Shop, 210 S. Academy St., Lincolnton. APPLE PIES The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will be selling apple…