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Talon Challenge in spirit of Jimmy V

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DENVER — “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Those infamous words were spoke by the late Jim Valvano, a former NC State coach who lived his dream and coached the Wolfpack to a 1983 NCAA basketball championship title. Cancer affects us all but rival charter schools, Thomas Jefferson Classical…

Around Town 12/16/2009

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COAT/SWEATER DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church are accepting donations for their coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. New or lightly used clothing may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Friday at SAM’S Outreach, located at 114-B…

50th anniversary

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Louis and Barbara McConnell of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Oct. 18 at Boger City Baptist Church. They are the parents of Julie Spake of Lincolnton and the late Todd McConnell and wife Darlene. Grandchildren are Lauren Putnam and her husband Bradley and Andrea McConnell. Great-grandchild is Kirsten Leigh Putnam.…

Around Town 12/14/2009

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ELFD DONATIONS The East Lincoln Fire Department is collecting money for children who are less fortunate in an area school. The firefighters would like to take the children Christmas shopping and out to dinner. Donations may be dropped off at the fire department, located on South Pilot Knob Road in…

Business Center offers services, snacks, games

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Freddie Smith has recently opened Lincoln’s Business Center, in Lincolnton. Customers can send and receive faxes, make copies and automatic teller machine (ATM) transactions. They can also use the computers to surf the Internet, check e-mail or play games. Snacks and beverages are available for customers too. To play the…

Willow Creek wins first place

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High Shoals man set for trial in slaying of his girlfriend

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HIGH SHOALS (AP) — A High Shoals man charged with killing his girlfriend in their home two years ago while six children were inside is going to trial. The Gaston Gazette reports jury selection was set to begin this morning in the murder case against 33-year-old Lindsey Morgan. The High…

Woman injured in wreck

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A Lincoln Times-News employee was injured after a car ran through a stop sign and struck her vehicle at the intersection of West Church and South Government streets. Michael Eugene Helms, 32, of Lincolnton, is accused of running a stop sign just before Noon Friday and striking a vehicle driven…

Carved pieces on display at Cultural Center

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Raine Middleton developed an interest in pottery young. “Like every other kid in west Lincoln, we made little pieces from the creek and let them dry,” she said. Her interest in art, however, did not last long into her childhood. “I decided in first grade I couldn’t draw,” she said.…

Beading workshop planned

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is hosting a seed beading class from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 19. The two-hour class will be taught by Kathryn Berkowitz of Lincolnton. “I’m hoping that a lot of people in Lincolnton will explore the craft and find out if they like it…