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SAGA move into its own facility

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Martial arts brought Scott White, and his future wife, Janelle, together when they were just kids. Now, the couple is sharing that passion with the community through their business SAGA Combat Systems in Lincolnton. The couple recently moved their business out of The Rock Fitness to a separate location. “We…

Artist creates ‘Senior Chicks’

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Marge Crunkleton (above) stands in her new candy and ice cream store, The Yummy Shop, and shows off one of her Senior Chicks, which are one-of-a-kind dolls. Her creation Bunie (below) is a first-time bride. “She waited for Mr. Right to come along,” Crunkleton said. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

Apple Festival Board seeking T-shirt designs

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Each year, the Apple Festival Board of Directors selects a design for the official tee shirt. The design contest is open to anyone who is a resident of Lincoln County. Prizes are given to the top three entries ($200, $100 and $75). Winners are selected by an out-of-county group. Last…

Notable News

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Jessica Leigh Phillips has published a novel Testimony of a Rock Star: Fame, which is based on her battle with bone cancer. Phillips was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 27. She has also founded a nonprofit. To learn more, visit www.Bad-2-The-Bone.org…

Engagement: Brewer, Bandy

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Meredith Lynn Brewer and Kirk Harlan Bandy announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Meredith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Brewer, Jr. of Lincolnton. She is a 2001 graduate of East Lincoln High School, a 2006 graduate of UNCC with a BA in Sociology and received Paralegal…

Making beds

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Finger pointing over unfinished development

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The county’s quandary over what to do about the Burton Creek development in Denver has a lot to do with doubts about who is responsible. Fifth-Third Bank acquired the planned subdivision property after a foreclosure on the original developers in September. The wording in some county documents refers to a…

Kids getting creative

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Zach Muckler, 9, likes to build things, and at The Kidz Rock, he can build animals out of Lego products. Muckler said his favorite task was building an alligator out of Lego pieces. He experienced some technical difficulties with the project, but was proud of himself when he ultimately completed…

Around Town 3/9/2011

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SPAY/NEUTER Registration for the March low cost spay/neuter clinic will be 1 – 4 p.m. today and 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday at the Humane Society office. Call (704) 732-9022 for more information. SCHOOL BOARD The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Board of…

North Lincoln’s DECA Team wins Gold Award

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North Lincoln High School’s DECA team received the North Carolina DECA Chapter of Distinction Gold Award and was named All-Star Chapter for Membership and Second Largest Membership in State with single advisor. Individual and Team Results are as follows: David Jordan and Alyssa Fea — First Place Financial Services Team…