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Lincoln County 2007 Graduates

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East Lincoln High School Krista Michele Abernathy, Kaylie Samantha Acton, John Cavin Alden, Cruz Logan Alexander, David Roy Alexander, Dustin Ray Alexander, Alyssa Elaine Allder, Sherika Nicole Anderson, Luke Winchester Barker, Casey Devin Bartholomew, Derek Thomas Beck, Shawn Ryan Belardino, David Nickolus Bell, Kathleen Allison Belvin, Raymond Tyler Berry, Jonathan…

Search no more if looking for “something unique”

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(From top) “Froggy went-a mowin’, uh-huh. Leslie Brinkley (second photo), whos husband, Andy, crafted the frog, owns Jacob Fork Gallery and Garden enjoys spending time in her garden as often as possible. One of the more interesting pieces of sculpture gracing the garden is (third photo) a colorful daisy. (Bottom…

His family eagerly awaits loved one’s return from Iraq

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It’s one thing to hear people with no connection to the war in Iraq voice their opinions on the subject. It’s something else entirely to hear from a mother whose son is actually over there risking his life everyday. That is the reality for Lincolnton mother Connie Sylva, whose son…

Still a topic of conversation

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Although it’s been more than a week since the Lincolnton Sportsman Club hosted its annual 4-H Fishing tournament, people continue to talk about what a wonderful time the children had. For many of the children, it was the first time they ever fished. (Above) Crystal Gates takes a look at…

Grand opening

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Online college-level courses for Lincoln County Schools high school students?

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Lincoln County Schools students may soon see their class options expand to the virtual world. The Board of Education is considering partnerships with the North Carolina Virtual Public School, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the NC Community College System to offer online college and high school classes next…

Grand opening

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Beloved minister retires at 70

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The Rev. Fred Falls became a minister for a very simple reason. “I was called,” he said. A minister since 1962, Falls retired this month for an equally simple reason. “At age 70, it’s mandatory,” he said. His congregations at two churches – Crouse United Methodist Church and Pleasant Grove…

Ministry celebrates its 30th year of service

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(This is the first story in a series celebrating Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s 30th anniversary.) Through 30 years and three different locations, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County has maintained its original mission – to help the less fortunate. “Christian Ministry is God’s ministry,” said Susan Brymer, executive director. The…

Descendents try to save cemetery

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Plonk family descendents have found preserving the past a difficult task. The extended Plonk family hopes to raise $25,000 to purchase land surrounding a Crouse cemetery where their ancestors were buried. “We want to keep the cemetery in more or less the condition it’s been in for 200 years,” said…