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Around Town 1/30/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115. W. Main St. The public hearing will consider a request to…

Wright knows score when it comes to life

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Lindsy Wright learned the hard way not to take basketball for granted. Last year, as a standout volleyball player, Wright tore her patella tendon, forcing her to miss all of basketball season. Although it was no fun at the time, the game she loves being ripped away from her taught…

Natural world interests photographer

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Rick Kaufman’s favorite photographic subjects are the kind that don’t talk back. He loves horses, butterflies and plant life – especially flowers. “Flowers don’t complain, and they’ll stay there all day long,” he said. He’s also a big fan of birds. Last year, a picture of bluebirds earned him first…

Denver Middle School students explore their character traits

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Denver middle school students are learning about character traits in unique ways. Both East Lincoln Middle School and North Lincoln Middle School have put strong emphasis on their character education programs and have created projects to involve students personally. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School found an original way to…

Traffic check results in 27 arrests by sheriff

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Twenty-seven people were arrested as a result of violations uncovered in a Friday traffic stop. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a checkpoint at the intersection of Maiden Highway, Bethel Church Road, and Clarks Creek Road, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. “Deputies filed 57…

E. Lincoln Christian Ministry raises money to feed the hungry

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There’s a lot going on at East Lincoln Christian Ministry, and it’s all geared toward helping the people of eastern Lincoln County. “We try to do what we’re supposed to do for the folks in east Lincoln County,” Al Lovin, president of the group, said. The organization, which is not…

Firefighters battle Denver mulch fire

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For nearly 12 hours Tuesday, Lincoln County firefighters tackled a massive mulch fire in Denver. The fire began around 10:56 a.m. at a stump dump site on Kidville Road. When firefighters first arrived, the owner of the stump dump was using machinery and water sources to eliminate the hot spots…

His job is patrolling the shore

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Nearly 10 months after assuming lake patrol duties, Sheriff Deputy Jason Hutchinson says he’s beginning to find the footing on his new beat. “I’ve had to change my entire style of policing,” Hutchinson reflected. “It’s a totally different world when you go from dry land to a boat. It’s a…

Honoring years of service

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WINNING NIGHT

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Photos by Ron McCann – Lincoln Times-News East Lincoln senior and Navy signee Alex Newsome, who is closing in on 1,000 points for his prep career, battles Cherryville’s Phillip Johnson for a loose ball in a matchup that featured the Southern Piedmont’s top two teams. Newsome and the Mustangs had…