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Around Town 12/5/2007

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CONGRESSMAN McHENRY’S STAFF HOLD MEETING WITH PUBLIC A representative for Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-10th District) will meet with constituents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at 115 W. Main Street in the county commissioners’ chambers of the James Warren Lincoln County Citizens Center. Josh Stapleton, Regional Staff Assistant…

Around Town 12/3/2007

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BAND CONCERT The Lincoln County Home School Educators will present a band concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Covenant Bible Church. The concert will be directed by David Parsons and will be presented free of charge. NAACP MEETING The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP will have its final meeting…

Fire department gets grant

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Leaders to collect money for children

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Accidents leave 2 injured

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Two people were sent to the hospital in separate accidents this weekend. According to police, one accident occurred Saturday in front of the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center on West Main Street. Around 11 a.m., Evelyn Alderholt, Crouse, crashed into the left side of Betty Byrd’s vehicle. Alderholt drove off…

Amy’s House fund raiser brings in $8,000 at gala

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Supporters of Amy’s House dressed up in formal attire to eat, drink and make merry at a fund raiser gala on Saturday night. The $50-a-ticket, invite-only event took place at the Crow House in Pumpkin Center. Approximately 100 people attended and $8,000 was raised. “We get no tax dollars. We…

Lincoln students receive titles, represent schools at pageant

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For four young ladies in Lincoln County, the common little girls’ dream of being a princess is, nominally at least, a reality. McKenzie Canaday, Anna Jackson, Lori Mauney and Neely Reid were named Carrousel Princesses of Lincolnton, North Lincoln, West Lincoln and East Lincoln High Schools, respectively. The girls responsibilities…

Cookbook autthor’s advice: Don’t let it scare you

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Brenda Roberts wasn’t born a cook. But that didn’t stop her from becoming one – and trying to help others do the same. The Fallston native, who has lived in Lincoln County since 1965, wrote and published a cookbook entitled “From My House to Yours” after her husband died in…

At age 77, evangelical pastor not about to slow down

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Lindbergh Byers was at a meeting of evangelical pastors in Cleveland, Tenn., when another pastor invited Byers to visit his village – in Kenya. Now 77 years old, Byers doesn’t look like he’s been to Africa four times in the past five years, but he doesn’t plan to stop traveling…

Local band’s shaggin’ song released

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Some people probably dream of bringing a piece of Myrtle Beach home to Lincoln County. But there’s a group of guys who’ve taken a bit of Lincoln County to Myrtle Beach. The Ocean Blvd. Band, whose members hail from both Lincoln and Cleveland counties, recently released an original song entitled…