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Church, school team up to share food

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As they are for many others, times are tough for Misty Sletcher. In September, the mother of two kids lost her job at Denver dog boarding and grooming business, a casualty of the tough economy. While the bills still pile up, there is at least one bright spot. She knows…

Next generation in a family’s military tradition

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Before, it was father to son. Now it’s soldier to soldier. That’s how Denver resident and soon-to-be Lt. Col. in the North Carolina National Guard, Joe DiPento, describes his redefined relationship with stepson Eddie Guzman, after swearing in the 19-year-old last Saturday in Ft. Jackson, S.C. Guzman, a freshman at…

What if Carolina Ridge is a lost cause?

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As the future of the largest subdivision ever proposed locally looks increasingly doubtful, a wide swath of the east Lincoln County community is watching what happens next for Carolina Ridge. From school and fire officials, to business owners and residents, many said they would feel some ripple effects if national…

Therapist’s clinic begins operating in Denver

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After opening her counseling center in eastern Lincoln County, Annie Fongheiser said she is happy with the response she has gotten from the community. “Denver is a really nice area. Everyone has been friendly and very welcoming,” she said. “I really want to get to know Lincoln County and uncover…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Wexford locks of love event The Wexford House is holding a hair cut and donation event, Locks of Love, from 8 a.m. until noon Friday at their facility, 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver. Hair must be clean and the minimum length must be 10 inches long. Call (704)…

Soil and Water essay winners honored

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The Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors an annual essay contest among sixth-grade students. Writing on the theme “Soil & Water —Yours for Life,” this year’s winners were recently honored by the Lincolnton Rotary club. In first place was Mikayla McDowell, who is in Stacy Pruitt’s class at…

Around Town 2/9/2009

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SCHOOL MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet 6 p.m. this evening at the Lincolnton Campus. HEALTH DEPARTMENT The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold a special-called meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department for the sole purpose of reviewing the…

100th anniversary

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Around Town 2/6/2009

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AUDITIONS The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold auditions for an April production of Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible. Parts are available for men and women 15 and older. Auditions will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, 1-3 p.m. Saturday and 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 402 E. Main St.,…

Church Briefs

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YARD SALE Boger City United Methodist Church’s indoor yard sale will be 8-11 a.m. Saturday. MEN IN MISSION Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Road, Lincolnton, will host the statewide Lutheran Men in Mission gathering at 11 a.m. Saturday. The theme of the gathering, Mold Me, Shape Me, will feature speakers,…