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Sheriff’s Office, others back Special Olympics Polar Plunge

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Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter and other local public officials are gearing up for the Special Olympics’ first Lincoln County polar plunge to take place later this month. However, anyone from Lincoln County and Mecklenburg County can participate in the event. But according to Susan Doggett, the Southern Piedmont’s area…

Around Town 2/4/2011

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SOCCER SIGN-UPS Registration is under way for the 2011 Youth Spring Soccer League, sponsored by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation. Registration will be at the William Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. Players can register 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to…

Church Activities

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BETHEL BREAKFAST Bethel Baptist Church of 200 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton will host a breakfast 7-11 a.m. Saturday. The event is dine in or carry out. POOR MAN’S SUPPER Ivey Memorial Church, 1360 Ivey Church Road in Maiden, is hosting a supper 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, with proceeds going to…

Vets open boarding, grooming service

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Ironton Animal Hospital is expanding its services by opening Ironton Boarding & Grooming in Iron Station. The boarding and grooming facility opened in December and is only a short distance from the veterinary hospital, owned by Drs. Tony and Kristen Levine. “We get a lot of calls from people every…

HorseFeathers completes renovations

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HorseFeathers Roadhouse in Sherrills Ford has undergone major renovations to meet the demands of its growing clientele. “We were overloading in the bar area,” said HorseFeathers owner Tim Anderton. “We had live music. We had dancing. We had people shooting pool. We had the bar activity.” Anderton opened the restaurant…

Cooperative Extension weight-loss program back by popular demand

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The weight-loss program Eat Smart, Move More proved so effective for some participants, they refused to give it up. Instead, they lobbied Melinda Houser with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension to lead another series of classes. “They lost weight, and they believe in the program, and they saw positive results,”…

Building dedication

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91st birthday

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Frank Love Orchestra set to perform at Citizens Center

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Frank Love of the Frank Love Orchestra may be pushing 90, but he’s still able to get people up and dancing to timeless tunes. “I told him he’s an inspiration to me — keep doing something you love, and you’ll keep putting on foot in front of the other,” said…

2011-12 kindergarten registration begins

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Registration for children entering kindergarten will begin Feb. 14 and will continue through March 14. Children who will turn five years old on or before Aug. 31 will need to be registered between those dates. Parents must register their child or children at the school they will attend. Registration for…