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Concert raises $2,377

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The Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours benefit concert, held Aug. 8, at North Lincoln High School, raised $2,377 for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. According to attorney John Cutchin, who organized the fundraiser, local attorneys and judges were asked to donate funds at one of three…

Hardship story aids in woman’s plight

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The Lincoln-Times Shoreline staff has received numerous calls in response to the article published Aug. 20, “Poor find living even tougher.” The story focused on how people suffering economic hardship in east Lincoln County face a unique set of problems including higher taxes, fewer opportunities for affordable housing and a…

Taking a swing

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Do you think east Lincoln County needs to have a permanent office for social services?” Kristen Sorrento, Denver: “I don’t know. I don’t know of any services here. I guess it would be good. I’m not really aware of the need for that here, but I wouldn’t want to voice…

Constitution Week

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Denver days talent show Denver Days Fall Festival organizers are holding their first-ever talent show at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver. Admission is $5. Kids under 3 years old get in free. All entries must be received by Sept. 4. For…

Benefit to help sarcoidosis patient

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Even the simple tasks make Charlene Travis tired. The 49-year-old Denver resident has been living since 1998 with sarcoidosis, an immune system disorder that produces clumps of cells affecting organ function, most commonly in the lungs. The disease has spread to her liver and now she is awaiting a liver…

Vale women wins ‘dreams’ contest

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Kathryn Shidal of Vale said she “couldn’t believe” she won Fifth Third Bank’s “Fulfill Your Dreams” sweepstakes out of thousands of entries in North Carolina. “ … This is the first time I’ve won anything, well, besides [my husband],” the 81-year-old said. “I’m still shaking. I just can’t believe it…

Around Town 8/27/2008

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CRAFT SALE Calvary Baptist Church will hold a craft sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2093 Boy Scout Road, Lincolnton. The sale will benefit a medical missions trip to Honduras. Items featured will include fall, winter and Christmas decor in country and primitive styles, collectible, pottery and…

County works to clear air

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It’s a plastic barrel the size of a small shack, jet-black and packed with patented chemical pellets that are designed to mask noxious septic fumes. Called the Peacemaker 6000, county officials and residents alike are crossing their fingers the Syneco Systems-manufactured device will live up to its name. Installed two…