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Raised beds an easy way to garden

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension has held two workshops on raised bed gardening with maximum attendance. For those who couldn’t get a spot in either workshop, a third is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The event is free. “I think partly it’s…

Puddingstone to perform at Lincoln Cultural Center

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Puddingstone will bring its unique mixture of music to the Lincoln Cultural March 6. “We have all the way from Renaissance music to Americana, Celtic, folk, classical – it’s a mixed bag,” said Denise Yoder, a member of Puddingstone who lives in Lincolnton. “That’s really kind of why we think…

Apple Festival T-shirt competition

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival is holding a contest to select the design for the official 2010 Apple Festival T-shirt. The top designer will receive a $200 prize and their design will be featured on the shirt. The second place artist will receive a $100 prize and the third place…

Optimistic Quilters

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Learning center offers education supplement

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Does your child need help with college entrance exams, or perhaps, having a tough time grasping a particular subject? Could those homework skills be improved? If you answered yes to any of these questions, NewPoint Learning Center, a supplementary education school, may be able to help. “The first thing we…

Yarbrough continues family racing tradition

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Adam Yarbrough grew up watching his father race cars. Now, he is carrying on the tradition. Last year, Yarbrough performed his best, winning 18 out of 40 races in North Carolina and South Carolina. The 24-year-old expected to win more races, but did have some car problems, such as a…

Club News

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4-H Lincoln County 4-H Council members met recently to plan for the year’s citizenship and community service projects and share upcoming 4-H events offered locally as well as statewide. While creating pink bunnies to encourage women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, they planned their next project. These 4-H…

Around Town 2/24/2010

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4-H WORKSHOP Today is the last day to register for the Lincoln County 4-H presentation workshop, scheduled for 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Office at (604) 736-8558. HORTICULTURE Youth ages 13-18 are invited to participate in a horticulture judging workshop held 5 p.m. on…

Five generations

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Pondering the mystery of the abandoned shoe

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Growing up, there were all sorts of mysteries I wanted solved. I remember riding in the back seat late at night wondering how the moon goes so fast. How could it possibly be keeping up with our car? I also wanted to know how Santa Claus could give presents to…