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Cancer fundraiser

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Candidates address Lincoln Democratic Convention

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Patsy Black opened the Lincoln County Democratic Convention saying that 2008 is an exciting year for Democrats and eliciting help from attendees. All candidates in the Democratic primary were allowed to address the crowd and introduce themselves briefly. Gary Eudy and Leroy Buff, both candidates for the Lincoln County Board…

Only 2 schools won’t get money from school bond

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Funds from the school bond referendum would benefit almost every school in the county if the referendum passes on May 6. Norris S. Childers Elementary, which was built with funds from the 2004 school bond, and St. James Elementary, which is also a relatively new school, are the only schools…

CHARACTER DAY

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Colton Gilbert, a kindergartner in Jennifer Gimberling’s class at Iron Station Elementary School, gives a speech about his character. Colton was Puff the Magic Dragon. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Reese Bowser participates in her kindergarten class’ “Living Bookstore.” Reese dressed as the character “Kitty” from the book “Three Little…

Camera’s lens doesn’t miss Cherryville

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Cherryville isn’t Hollywood, but, in this area, it may be the next best thing. Some may remember a 2006 Hamburger Helper commercial featuring a Cherryville family. Others may recall a Toyota commercial filmed in downtown Cherryville. And now, there’s the possibility that more camera crews might descend upon the northwest…

Rotary Club gives defibrillators for area law enforcement vehicles

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When seconds count, Lincoln County law enforcement will now have the right equipment to jump-start a stalled heart in an emergency. The Lake Norman-Denver Rotary Club presented a $16,500 check to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department that will be used to install the first set of heart defibrillators in patrol…

Around Town 4/18/2008

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RELAY FOR LIFE Salem Lutheran Church and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton, will host a Relay for Life Barbecue and Auction with dinner at 5 p.m. and the auction beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted for dinner. Items to be auctioned include Carolina Panthers…

Church Activities

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POKER RUN Reach Out Orphanage Ministries will have a Reach Out Poker Run beginning 10 a.m. Saturday. Registration will be at Carolina Harley-Davidson in Gastonia, with other stops including Zipper’s in Lincolnton and Iron Thunder Saloon in Hickory. The cost is $15 per person/per poker hand. Those who pre-register by…

Family meets organ recipient year after daughter’s death

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The family of Sadie Redding, who died in a car wreck at the age of 16, received an unexpected gift the week of the one-year anniversary of her death. Through coincidence or, in the Reddings’ opinion, divine intervention, they were able to meet one of the people who received Sadie’s…

‘Li’l Abner’ opens Friday

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The funny papers come to life in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s musical production of “Li’l Abner.” “All the characters from the comic strip are in there, plus some extra ones,” said Dara Brewton, the show’s director. The musical comedy will be performed 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.…