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ELPAC aims to be force in elections

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Credited with helping push a political sea change in 2006, East Lincoln Political Action Committee’s small but influential membership is again hoping to be a force in this year’s countywide elections. The largest and most active independent political group in the Lincoln County, the PAC raises funds, advertises and backs…

ShoreLine: Design firm grows after meager start

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Husband and wife Ray and Julia Campbell have always shared a love for design. He designs the buildings, she decorates them. In 1998, Ray began his business, Campbell Design, a company specializing in commercial architecture and interior designs, with one client. “We moved our business from Conover to Denver because…

Students learn about Holocaust, and recycling

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Students at Catawba Springs Elementary are using a recycling project to learn about and prevent genocide. Unrelated topics? Not for the fifth-graders in Kristin Ressler and Amanda Vander Haar’s classes. When they discussed the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust in social studies, the students were horrified, and…

ShoreLine: DABA president seeks more exposure

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Increasing the exposure of eastern Lincoln County businesses will be the focus of Denver Area Business Association’s new president. Marta Carlson was elected the group’s new president in December for a term of one year. “The biggest thing about DABA is it is the only group out here that exclusively…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Do you think state Rep. Joe Kiser’s (R-97th) service in the state Legislature was good for eastern Lincoln County? Johanna McCloskey, Denver: “I’ve been here 19 years and never heard the name … but I know what Kiser means. I am German, so I know this.” Gwen Zinn, Denver: “Yes.…

Around Town 1/30/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115. W. Main St. The public hearing will consider a request to…

Shriners give to hospital

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Battle of Cowan’s Ford remembered

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Kenneth Patterson (foreground) of the Nathaniel Green Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, pays his respects at the gravesite of Patriot Gen. William Lee Davidson, who was killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford Feb. 1, 1781. The battle was remembered Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church where Davidson is…

Betty G. Ross Park offers year-round walking program

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There’s something new at Betty G. Ross Park, and it’s all about helping folks get healthy. “Let’s Get Moving Lincolnton,” a walking program in the W.M. Lentz Gym, started last November. “We used to do a walking program in the Block Smith Gym,” said Nathan Eurey, recreation program coordinator for…

500-600 participate in Lincoln County’s Vial of Life program

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It has been two years since the “Vial of Life” program was introduced to Lincoln County. “The program itself has been around for a very long time,” said Ronald Rombs, director of Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services. “We now have between 500 and 600 people who are enrolled.” The “Vial…