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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.…

Exhibit shows life during Great Depression

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Photographs of North Carolinians living through the Great Depression have filled the Lincoln Cultural Center. The traveling exhibit, “In Search of a New Deal: Images of North Carolina 1935-1941” is on loan to the Lincoln County Historical Association from the Historic View County Park staff in Raleigh. It features sixty…

Derby winners

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Literary competition winners named

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has announced the winners of the Flo Robinson Literary Competition. Winners read their submissions at a ceremony held Tuesday. Elementary school winners: Prose First place – Cole Warlick, Union Elementary School Second place – Ian Yount, Pumpkin Center Intermediate School Third place – Wyatt…

Step taken for new sanctuary

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The members of Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church have waited a long time for a new sanctuary. And this Sunday, they’ll be one step closer to making that dream a reality. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the church on Buffalo Shoals Road. According to James McClain, a…

Festival story contested

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In an April 9 story published in the Lincoln Times-News, Mike Singleton, who rents property at 1100 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, said he never told Nancy Leedy and Joanie Beasley they could hold a music festival on the property. Now, a friend of the two women says that isn’t…

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…

Green space protection expands

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By 2030, half of all Lincoln County’s open space will be gone. And nowhere is that land loss expected to spread faster than in eastern Lincoln County. Roughly four to seven acres a day are forecast for development countywide during the next 22 years, according to growth models by the…