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Names sought for anonymous children

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The little girl staring out the window has no name and a very short story. At 10 years old, she had been working at Rhodes Manufacturing Company for more than a year in Lincolnton. The photo was taken in November of 1908 by Lewis Hine. “This girl has been anonymous…

Ailing veteran visits World War II Memorial

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Jack. Earle, 87, had planned to visit the World War II Memorial with fellow veterans earlier this year, but his health made it impossible. After being diagnosed with lung cancer, his doctors told him he couldn’t participate in the Honor Air program, which flew veterans to the memorial. His grandson,…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Oscar Raga Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on absconding probation supervision on a previous…

Project to bring disc golf to county park

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A recent North Lincoln High School graduate is building a disc golf course at Beatty’s Ford Park. Sarah Dummer, a member of Girl Scout Troop 239, is building the course to earn her gold award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive. The project requires at least 50 hours…

Basketball camp gives young Mustangs experience

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One Lincoln County team has had consistent success with its boys basketball program over the years, thanks to a 14-year-old secret — its summer basketball camp. Not really a secret anymore, the Mustangs basketball camp has had a continual impact on not only East Lincoln’s program but Lincoln County in…

Murphy Express now pumps gas on N.C. 73

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Murphy Express, a gas station and convenience store, has opened in Denver. Customers will find fresh, gourmet coffee, fountain and frozen drinks, an automatic teller machine, alcoholic beverages, snacks, cigarettes and lottery tickets. “We do have premade sandwiches and prepaid wireless services for prepaid cellular telephones,” said Brian Ledford, district…

JMC Racing settling in after expansion

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Bill Keuler loves his job. For the past four years, he has been a crew chief for JMC Brumos Racing, a professional racing team that moved from Florida to Denver. Keuler, who grew up in the racing industry, originally wanted to be a racer, but changed his mind after learning…

Around Town 7/15/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…

Triad Corrugated Metal opens Lincolnton office

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Triad Corrugated Metal, a leading North Carolina metal roofing and building system manufacturer, has opened an office in Lincolnton. “We see consistent, aggressive growth as part of our commitment to a superior customer experience,” company president Patrick Smith stated in a news release. “Customers in our new Lincolnton store will…

50th Anniversary

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