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Bobcats communications chief talks with DABA

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A Charlotte Bobcats representative updated the community on the team at the Denver Area Business Association’s (DABA) Mega Networking Luncheon. Michael Thompson, director of corporate communications for the Bobcats, spoke at the luncheon last Tuesday. He said the National Basketball Association (NBA) team had gone through some down times, but…

Around Town 9/20/2010

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CRIME SURVEY Juvenile Justice and Law Enforcement agencies in Cleveland and Lincoln Counties are implementing strategies aimed at proactively dealing with potential gang problems in local schools and communities. The publics input is needed and would contribute to the overall assessment and program initiatives. To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MKGSWLB…

Parent University

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Engagement: Pennington, Henderson

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Brittany Rae Pennington and Joseph Colt Henderson announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Brittany is the daughter of Donald and Lori Pennington of Lincolnton. She is a 2008 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a 2010 graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary. Colt is…

Church Activities

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CONCERT New Vision Ministries, 661 Clarks Creek Road, Lincolnton, will hold an Apologetix concert beginning 8 p.m. tonight. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (704) 736-0902 or visit www.apologetix.com. CROUSE UMC Crouse United Methodist Church, at old N.C. 150 and Pleasant Grove Road, will celebrate its homecoming beginning…

Around Town 9/17/2010

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LAST MAN’S CLUB A Last Man’s Club, for World War II veterans, is being formed in Lincoln County. All those who are interested in joining should see James at Leatherman’s Barber Shop, 210 S. Academy St., Lincolnton. HANDICAP PARKING The Lincoln County Apple Festival has a limited amount of reserved…

New owners take over downtown coffee shop

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Miriah Truluck and Jacob Rhodes are the new owners of Fausto Coffee in downtown Lincolnton. The couple took ownership of the coffee shop Sept. 1. The Lincolnton residents have both worked in coffee shops for several years. “We were thinking about where we wanted to move and this would be…

Dancers win national awards

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A pint-sized couple who took their hip hop duet all the way to nationals will perform at the Lincoln County Apple Festival Saturday. “It just comes naturally to me, and I like performing, and I like the audience cheering for me,” said Rylan Franklin, 11, a fifth-grade student at Pumpkin…

Local band The Basement Boys reuniting

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Nineteen years ago, The Basement Boys played their last show together at the Lincoln County Apple Festival — or so they thought. “Everybody aggravated us to get back together,” said Darrin Stroud, guitarist. “If the Eagles can do it, we can too.” The band will play 1:30 p.m. outside the…

Council creates quilt at festival

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County invites the community to visit its booth Saturday and help create a quilt. “We really do hope that the people of Lincoln County will come out,” said Shelly Johnston, executive director of the council. “We need participation to make the quilt. You don’t have…