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Around Town 11/13/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. REUNION The Fred T. Foard Class of 1969 will hold its 40th…

Principal receives top county honor

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Kirby Oldham, Lincoln County’s 2009 Principal of the Year, went into a career in education for one reason — he liked children. “I like the spontaneity of them, the excitement they have for everything, how much they appreciate the things we do and the things we say to them,” Oldham…

Going green a smart financial choice

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John Masiello of Denver is in the process of building an energy-efficient house, but his focus on being “green” isn’t environmental.. “I believe it will keep people’s wallets green,” he said of homes like his. The house is located on a country road in Lincolnton, and everything from its materials…

Lincolnton Flea Market hosts craft show

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It may be weeks away from Thanksgiving, but the Lincolnton Flea Market is already hoping to help you prepare for the Christmas season. The Second Annual Christmas Craft Show will take place 9 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Lincolnton Flea Market, located at 610 Wilma Sigmon Road. “You can find…

School in need of track

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When Pumpkin Center Elementary School split into Pumpkin Center Primary and Pumpkin Center Intermediate, the latter lost its walking track. Members of Pumpkin Center Intermediate’s Parent Teacher Organization are now attempting to raise more than $10,000 to get a track of their own. “We are now third, fourth and fifth…

Extension Christmas workshops scheduled

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The Extension Community Association has two workshops planned to put participants in the holiday spirit. The first teaches German paper cutting. It will take place at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Citizens Center. The cost is $3 and includes all supplies except sharp cuticle scissors. Those in the class…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of possession of cocaine. Male,…

Beta Club induction

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Helping Habitat

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Denver Rotary plans art auction

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The Denver Lake Norman Rotary is gearing up for its seventh annual Art and More Auction Saturday. The fundraiser will go toward the East Lincoln Rescue Park, a public park that will be built on Galway Lane. The park is a joint effort between the East Lincoln Rescue Squad, Lincoln…