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Around Town 2/16/2007

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COMMUNITY MEETING The Lincoln Horticulture Association will meet Monday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center demonstration kitchen at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish supper. The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m. YMCA The Lincoln County Family YMCA is looking for a part-time program registrar. Call (704) 716-4508…

Grand Opening

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Girl Scout creates a walking tour of Lincolnton, earns Gold Award

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Growing up in an old house within walking distance of downtown Lincolnton, Girl Scout Madison Lanier always had a passing interest in her city’s history. “I’ve lived in Lincolnton all my life, and people have stories all over the place,” Madison said. When Madison decided to pursue a Gold Award,…

Senior citizens put on dancing shoes

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Every Tuesday morning, the gym at Betty G. Ross Park turns into a dance hall and more than a dozen seniors shake their stuff. “Just get out there and wiggle around, we ain’t got no certain way,” said Wilma Dellinger, 80, of her and her friends’ dancing style. For the…

Area churches join together in song for `All Praise 2007`

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A total of 15 churches will join together this weekend for “All Praise 2007,” a musical celebration that will benefit Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. “This is a tough time of the year for the food bank, so I’m hoping this will really re-stock them,” said Charlie Tipton, organizer of…

90th Birthday

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Around Town 2/14/2007

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RELAY FOR LIFE BREAKFAST Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road will sponsor a Relay for Life breakfast 7 – 10 a.m. Saturday. WINTERFEST Iron Station Elementary School will celebrate Winterfest 5:30 – 8 p.m. Friday at the school with food, fun, prizes and games. Pizza, drinks and dessert…

Valentine`s Day a time to think about the heart

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People associate Feb. 14 with romance and red Valentine hearts, but the day is also devoted to another sort of heart – the organ. While the official Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day takes place every Feb. 14., West Lincoln Middle School student Jacob Jackson is aware of the condition every…

Poster solicitations continue over free posters

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Sue Knittel of Sweet Things in Denver was working in her shop one day when the telephone rang. After she looked on her caller identification, she answered the phone and began speaking to a woman who said she represented a company called Labor Law Compliance out of Florida. It’s a…

Historian talks of shared heritage

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It was a mixture of music, laughter and remembrance. The Timken Room at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library was packed Monday night for a program on East Lincoln’s African American history as part of the celebration of Black History Month. East Lincoln black historian Rudolph Young presented the program and…