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Goodwill offers more than bargains

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For those who are busy spring cleaning, officials at Goodwill Industries have a suggestion of where to donate unwanted goods. “Donations are needed,” said Armando Barragan, spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “We’re hoping that people will think about Goodwill when they’re cleaning out their closets.” Money raised…

One-man band a crowd pleaser

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The 36th Street Bakery on Courtsquare in Lincolnton will be home to a one-man band on Friday nights. Barrie Howard will be playing upbeat tunes for everyone willing to listen. “So many folk singers do these things – ‘I’m down by the river, and she left me last week.’ Heavy…

N.C. 16 next leg on target for opening

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The next leg of the new N.C. 16 up to Optimist Club Road remains on track to open by July 24, according to engineers with the construction firm overseeing the nearly $30 million highway project. “It’s an aggressive schedule, but we feel comfortable with it,” Bobby Eaves, construction manager for…

Lowesville church plans new sanctuary

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After 150 years of offering spiritual shelter, Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville will soon have a new sanctuary to help in that mission. The church off N.C. 16 in southeastern Lincoln County is launching a capital campaign this month to support a $1.8 million building and renovation project…

Mustangs’ Johnson showing maturity as senior year starts

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DENVER — Rewind four years ago and Ethan Johnson was a freshman playing varsity for the East Lincoln baseball team. Fast forward to last season and Johnson sat out a year as he injured his shoulder. Pause to this season and watch Johnson unfold a stellar start to his senior…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Spring Break Camp Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is hosting a spring break camp for kids grade K — 6th from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center on Optimist Club Road. The fee is $85 and registration ends Thursday. Call Lindsay at (704)…

Around Town 4/1/2009

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QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until noon today in the Senior Center at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 S. Aspen St. Joyce Reid will present a program on Felting and Embellishments. Guild members will also meet April 15 to work on…

Economy is still golden for one Denver merchant

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While some businesses are struggling to survive in this economy, Raeia Lail says business is booming for companies buying gold. Lail, who co-owns the Gold and Silver Assay Company, expanded into Denver to open its second location in November 2008. The business, located at 278-C N.C. 16 in Denver, previously…

Derby winners

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.Around Town

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SPRING REVIVAL Piney Grove Baptist Church will have a Spring Revival 7 p.m. this evening and Tuesday. The Rev. Marcus will at tonight’s service and the Rev. Jimmy Buress will speak Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to attend. REVIVAL Bethel Baptist Church will have a revival 7 p.m. this evening through…