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Free tours offered to teens

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Thomas Tipps knows the importance of having an education – he’s spent most of his life without a high school diploma. “I’m one of the people that you meet that knew everything when I was in high school,” he said. “I quit high school, and I thought I had it…

Blythe Construction wins contract for local road projects

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The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $3 million contract to Blythe Construction for several Lincoln County road projects. The Charlotte-based company can begin milling, resurfacing and reconstructing shoulders along 25.7 miles of roads as early as Feb. 1. The project, which will wrap up by Aug. 31,…

Stand-up paddling gains popularity

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Participants in last month’s stand-up paddle boat race event brave frigid temperatures on Lake Norman. Contributed It is like walking on water. That is how Travis Bowers describes stand-up paddling, a sport that is similar to traditional surfing. Paddlers stand up on the boards, typically 12 feet long and 30-32…

Narrow roads pose cause for concern

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Jerry Haney is sometimes scared to death to drive on Unity Church Road in Denver. “You have got an awful combination of boats and trailers, pedestrians, runners, joggers and cyclists,” he said. “It’s kind of like you are dodging things because there is no place to walk on this road.…

Complete RV expands with camping center

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The rising popularity of recreational vehicles, or RVs, is one of the reasons a Denver-based business is expanding its product line. Kevin and Maria Dunn, owners of Complete RV, are adding a camping center to their business. The store will sell RV parts, including windshield wipers and bulbs, towing and…

Around Town 1/13/2010

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STORY TIME The Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library will offer a weekly story time 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Cherryville and Florence Shoule Shanklin Branches, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Charles R. Jonas Branch Library in Lincolnton and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the West Lincoln Branch Library. MEN IN MISSION The Daniels…

North 321 Fireman of the Year

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New officers named

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Deacon installed

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Deputies seek tips on thefts

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Authorities are offering a reward for any information that can lead to an arrest of a person or persons who took items in separate incidents last month. On Dec. 24, a red Toro tiller, Chevy turbo 400 transmission and two car spray paint cans were reported missing from a residence…