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Rain response sparks anger over Denver Days

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Even if the weather got ugly later, folks who showed up to Denver Days before the rain appeared to be having a good time. Above, 10-year-old Tabitha Tarleton and her 9-year-old brother Andrew take a spin on the Catch-N-Air amusement ride on Friday. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Craig Woolard…

Wendy’s opens new store on N.C. 16 in Denver

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Wendy’s, one of the world’s largest hamburger fast food chains, has opened in Denver. The restaurant, known for its chili, baked potatoes, milkshakes and square hamburgers, opened Sept. 23. Wendy’s, founded by Dave Thomas in 1969, has more than 6,600 restaurants in the United States with 1,400 operated by Wendy’s…

50th wedding anniversary

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Rodney and Joyce Burgin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 2. They were married in 1959 in Gaffney, S.C. A surprise party was thrown for them by family and friends Sept. 19 at Glen Oaks Country Club. They are the parents of Sherry Cottingham of Indian Trail, Shelia and…

Five generations

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Around Town 9/28/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB The Lincoln Photography…

Cheers N’ Wings is latest venture for partners

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Lucy Dorantes has stepped out of her culinary comfort zone. For the past seven years, Dorantes has owned Taco Y Tequila, a popular Mexican eatery in Lincolnton. But now, she and business partner, Monica Palacios are the owners of Cheers N’ Wings Bar & Grill, a restaurant and bar that…

Church Briefs

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BREAKFAST BUFFET Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3290 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will have a breakfast buffet from 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall. The cost is $6 and all proceeds will benefit the fellowship hall building fund. For more information, call Vicky Lewis at (704) 735-7468 or…

Hands-on learning at Field Day

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Sixth-grade students from North Lincoln Middle School crowded around a Conservation Field Day station at Betty G. Ross Park Wednesday and asked: “Is that mud?” “It’s actually soil,” responded Jonathan Harris, an environmental health specialist. All Lincoln County Schools sixth-grade students visited the Lincolnton park to learn about soil and…

Team racing for a cure

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Members of the Lincoln County Health Department will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure. The five-mile race will take place Oct. 3 in Charlotte. “They’ve been training. They’ve been going out on their lunch hour,” said Donna Norwood, adult health and…

Quilts on display at First Baptist

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Members of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild say they love the craft for the calmness it brings them. “You’re concentrating on what you’re doing so it takes you out of your problems, eases your tension,” said Charlene Bovard, a member of the guild. The results of all that concentration can be…