Home » Archives by category » Local News (Page 960)

Elementary schools grow

Share This Post

Lincoln County Schools announced Thursday that all of its elementary schools achieved high academic growth during the 2007-08 school year. The ABCs of Public Education were developed by the State Board of Education to “allow public schools to focus more on basic skills, higher accountability and more local control over…

QUESTION of the WEEK

Share This Post

“Should there be speed limits for boats on Lake Norman?” Don Blackwell, Denver: “For pontoon boats, I think they set their own speed limits. I think 60 mph on the water in uncontrolled lanes can be an issue though.” Jean Murray, Denver: “Definitely. There are too many boats out there…

Junior Miss N.C.

Share This Post

Community Calendar

Share This Post

CLUBS, GROUPS Friends of library presentation The Friends of the Library group will host a presentation on the non-profit LifeSpan organization and its business, Just Plain Country, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Shanklin Library in Denver. Pizza will be served. For more information, call…

Denver man organizes two benefits

Share This Post

Last August, John Cutchin, a Denver resident who practices law in Newton, heard about a tragic event in which a woman lost her life due to domestic violence. This August, Cutchin has arranged two benefit concerts to raise money for a couple of groups dedicated to helping end domestic violence.…

DSS board elects Patton chairman

Share This Post

Members of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board of directors unanimously elected Alex Patton to a second term as chairman Tuesday. “There will be times in the coming year that I will not be here,” Patton said before voting took place. The county commissioner is running for re-election…

Sassy Cuts owner doing benefit for 2

Share This Post

Lynn Causby, a western Lincoln County resident and the owner of Sassy Cuts in Dallas, is making a sacrifice to help two people in need. And one of them is someone she’s never even met. On Saturday, Causby will donate 100 percent of her salon’s profits to individuals with cancer.…

Camp Meeting rolling along toward Sunday’s closing prayer

Share This Post

Friday night at Rock Springs Campground found Bo Moore slaving over a hot grill. “I’ve got at least right at 20-some pounds of country ham for tonight,” Moore said. It was “Little Friday,” the first official night of the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting, which kicked off last week with…

Lake living is nice but price is not

Share This Post

Living on the lake in Lincoln County now comes at a higher price. Lakefront homeowners will pay $1,663.63 more this year in property taxes on average compared to 2007 after undergoing the first countywide reassessment in four years, according to the county tax administrator’s office. Nearly 1,500 property owners on…

Middle-schooler takes advantage of sports camps

Share This Post

Eleven-year-old East Lincoln middle-schooler Chris Tomberlin loves sports. He loves them so much that he went to all three of East Lincoln High School’s sports camps. The Mustangs put on a basketball, baseball and most recently a football camp to help children learn the fundamentals of each sport. Tomberlin said…