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County likely to give YMCA four acres

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County commissioners gave preliminary approval Monday to donate four acres adjacent to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln in Lincolnton to the Lincoln County Family YMCA. The undeveloped land next to the hospital parking lot on Gamble Drive would serve as an expansion of the Lincolnton YMCA facility. If approved, the site would…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Chamber networking lunch The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7 at the East Lincoln Community Center. Speakers will include Department of Transportation officials Mike Holder and Jackie McSwain. Cost is $11 for members and guests and…

Festival begins Friday

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The 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner. “The festival is always a lot of fun for everyone in this community,” said Diana Beam, assistant director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce. “We had over 10,000 people attend last year.” The two-day event will have music, games,…

Coming Up…

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n Vote early! East Lincoln County residents can vote early for the first time without trekking to Lincolnton. Voting will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for the May 6 primaries at the East Lincoln Community/Recreation Center (8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver). It will also be available…

Lincolnton High presents Broadway musical Friday

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At Lincolnton High School, “‘Grease’ is the word,” and the work of several weeks will culminate in four performances of the hit Broadway musical beginning Friday. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday in the performance hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Ribbons stylists have decades of doing hair

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If you are looking for a trendy new cut, Ribbons Hair Salon will make you feel like a star. Sisters Kathi Mauney and Katrina Burch have been serving customers in the Cherryville area for more 20 years. Mauney says that she “has always enjoyed styling hair” but decided to pursue…

Around Town 4/21/2008

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CONSTITUENT DAY Sen. Elizabeth Dole will send a representative from her western office to meet with her Lincoln County constituents from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday in the Commissioners’ Room on the third floor of the Citizens Center. Constituents are invited to hold individual meetings to discuss concerns with…

Egg-cellent

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Rising Sun’s Mugathon is Tuesday

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Rising Sun Pottery will be selling mugs for mutts and cups for cats 5 p.m. Tuesday at the studio on South Academy Street in Lincolnton. For $10, customers at the 11th annual Mugathon will get a free drink and homemade dessert and the mug or cup of their choice. Fifty…

800 participate in InAsMuch

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At least 800 people participated in Saturday’s Operation InAsMuch, a community outreach program that had people helping others through such activities as mowing lawns, painting houses, feeding inmates and visiting nursing homes. Individuals ages 18 months to 92 years took part in the event, which was held statewide for the…