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Golf buddies team up at Verdict Ridge

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Verdict Ridge is known for its beauty and challenging play, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s the place to be for a regular group of 10 to 15 golfing buddies. “The majority are retired and we see them four or five times a week. There’s usually about 12 to 15…

Carolina Eye Care grand opening

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should rules be changed on Lake Norman requiring large charter boats to unload all unnecessary passengers and personnel while refueling? Brian Harris, Denver: “I would think so. Just because when the yacht exploded, even though it was tragic, it was lucky it was only one person that was killed.” Morrie…

Ready for kindergarten

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Coming Up

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n Red, White, Blue bash: There will be the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air at the Denver Area Business Association’s eighth annual Independence Day celebration on July 5. Gates open at 8:30 p.m. at East Lincoln High School. Parking is free. n Pigskin and pom-poms: Have a…

Ham radio operators to show off equipment

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Thousands of participants will be showing off their ham radios this weekend as a part of Amateur Radio Week. This annual event, called Field Day, will take place across the nation, giving the public a chance to meet and talk with amateur radio operators. Using only emergency power supplies, the…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for Business N.C. 16 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will…

Community Foundation awards grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation recently awarded $4,000 in grants to four non-profit organizations in Lincolnton. The foundation, established in 2001, makes charitable gifts to the community with the help of donors. Affiliated with the Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, the Lincoln County Community Foundation instills philanthropy, increases charitable giving…

Ocean Blvd. plays Thursday

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Last week, Ocean Blvd. Band’s original song, “Let’s Go Shaggin’ Tonight,” hit No. 1 on the charts at Myrtle Beach’s 94.9 The Surf for the second time. Soon, folks in Lincolnton will get a chance to hear the song live, as Ocean Blvd. Band is scheduled to perform Thursday at…

Around Town 6/23/2008

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PEELER REUNION The Peeler family reunion will be after church Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road, Vale. For more information, contact Michelle Peeler at (828) 327-3812. RED CROSS MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting noon…