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Child in need of help

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Lyric Rikard was born with an epi gastric hernia, which doctors said would close up as he grew older. Now one, the hernia is still there, and Lyric is in need of surgery. Unfortunately, his father has been laid off, his mother in employed part time and the family doesn’t…

New book tells tales of America’s first ghosts

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Dan Barefoot spent the Halloween season traveling around the state telling haunted histories. He makes his first stop in Lincolnton to promote his new book Spirits of ’76 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. It focuses on Revolutionary War ghosts. “It was the birth of the American republic…

Documentary examines supernatural sightings

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Josh Timothy Snipes is not afraid of ghosts. In fact, he spent Halloween night in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s cemetery searching for them. “Anything can happen on Halloween, I believe that now,” he said. Snipes has been searching for – and, he says, finding – ghosts since he was a…

Skins and skulls

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5K run-walk to benefit Red Cross

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Supporters of Upwards Basketball and Cheerleading and the Lincoln County Red Cross are asked to take to the pavement for the Change a Life, Save a Life 5K. “We just decided to combine forces and make it easier and not have too many runs out there,” Chris Rhyne, who is…

City Council Notebook

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The following are some of the issues discussed during Thursday’s Lincolnton City Council meeting. n The City Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning map amendment to rezone three parcels of land totaling 2.1 acres from Residential-25 to Office and Institutional. The property on N.C. 150 in Boger City is…

Around Town 11/4/2009

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COAT DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church will have a coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center, located at 114-B E. Main St., in Lincolnton. Coat and sweater donations may be dropped off at SAM’s from 10 a.m. to…

Motorcycle event to aid family whose son died in Sept. crash

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After losing his son to a tragic motorcycle accident, Vernon Polson said he couldn’t be more thankful for the kindness of the community. “The people of this community have really stepped in when times have gotten hard,” he said. On Sept. 3, Vernon Polson received a call that forever changed…

Senior crafts

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Japanese marimbist performs

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