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Living Ladies Ministry helps others

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The Living Ladies Ministry is an organization dedicated to helping those in need. “We basically are a ministry that reaches out to people in hard times,” said Dana Gasperson, founder and executive director of the non-profit group. Gasperson says the group provides Bible-based counseling, does benevolence work and simply offers…

Mistake adds to expense of water pipe replacement

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More than $200,000 will be added to the cost of a water pipe replacement project at Lincoln County’s busiest intersection because of a costly oversight by the county’s Public Works Department. County Public Works Director Steve Gilbert said his department failed to replace pipes at the intersection before a road-widening…

Planners approve 23-lot park for industry

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The Lincoln County Planning Board approved a new industrial park and a 50- home subdivision Monday, clearing the way for the projects to begin construction in east Lincoln County. The 23-lot Lake Norman Industrial Park will be located one mile north of Old Plank Road on the west side of…

Local Bojangles ranks first out of 50 in Charlotte area

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Lincolnton’s Bojangles’ is the largest Bojangles’ restaurant in existence, in both building and site size. And the restaurant is No. 1 in sales out of more than 50 stores in the Charlotte area. Local franchisee and operator Kevin Archer says it blows his mind. “It blows corporate Bojangles’ mind, too,”…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours cruise The Denver Area Business Association will hold a special after hours with a yacht charter on Lake Norman. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 12 and will feature music, heavy snacks and two drinks followed by a cash bar.…

Around Town 6/4/2008

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RODEO SATURDAY Southern Extreme Bull-riding will make its way to Price’s area in Dallas 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Davis Rodeo Stockdale Company based out of Archdale, N.C., will provide the bulls for the competition, some of which have been featured on television. Lakota the bull, which was raised…

Fire training facility planned

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Lincoln County firefighters and emergency officials in partnership with Gaston College are moving forward with plans to possibly build what would be the first fire-training facility in county history. The Lincoln County Fire and Rescue Association Monday presented a sketch of the two-story structure to the County Commission. The 2,400-square-foot…

Geology graduate student studying Lincoln County

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A University of Tennessee graduate student is putting western Lincoln County on the map. Heather Byars, 23, originally from Morganfield, Ky., is taking part in a geologic mapping research project in western Lincoln County. Byars is studying geology and working on the mapping project for her master’s degree thesis. “I…

Questions raised on new N.C. 16

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There could be an impasse in the road ahead for Denver’s new highway. The chairman of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce transportation committee said Monday he has “major concerns” about the design for two key interchanges unveiled last month by state transportation officials on the yet-to-be built N.C. 16.…

99th Birthday

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