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DDA gets grant for $25,000

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The Downtown Development Association and the City of Lincolnton recently received a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the North Carolina Rural Center Building Reuse and Restoration Grant Program. The funds will be used to develop architectural and engineering drawings and a National Register nomination for the building DDA…

Summer camps packing them in

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The Heartland District’s Cub Scout Day Camp broke records this year with 82 campers. The district includes Scout dens from Cherryville, Mount Holly, Stanley and all of Lincoln County. “It’s an effort of the whole district,” Debbie Heafner, co-director, said. “We have a lot of leaders who have come out…

County sets full slate of programs

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For the children of Lincoln County, summer doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of the TV all day. Lincoln County Parks and Recreation offers a Summer Playground Program full of activities to keep kids from turning into couch potatoes. “It’s a weekly-based program,” Lindsay Ross, a program coordinator for…

Archaeology camp has openings

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Eighth- and ninth-grade students will have the opportunity to work alongside archaeologist January Porter during Lincoln County’s first archaeological camp. “We’ve wanted to do a camp like this for several years,” Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Museum of History said. “The students will learn the different methods…

Fish Fry

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Around Town 6/20/2008

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PEELER REUNION The Peeler family reunion will be after church Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road, Vale. For more information, contact Michelle Peeler at (828) 327-3812. RED CROSS MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting at…

Pet store opens in Lincoln center

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Once, when Paula Kowalczyk was visiting Lincolnton, her puppy chewed through his leash, and she asked where she could find a pet center to buy him a new one. The answer: Hickory or Gastonia. That’s what prompted Kowalczyk to open Otto’s Pet Center, located in the Lincoln Center shopping center.…

Retail, business hub considered

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The developers who built Birkdale Village in Huntersville are eyeing 90 acres for a future retail and business hub near Denver. Executives for Charlotte-based Crosland LLC confirmed Thursday they hope to close on a deal for land in Lincoln and Catawba counties at the intersection of N.C. 150 and the…

Heartfelt grief evident at Westport Marina

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First came the deafening boom and then thick, black smoke rose into the air. Westport Marina owner Lowry Hobbs ran from his sales office two blocks away. His worst fears were soon realized when he saw one of the most horrific scenes in his 59 years. The 80-foot yacht was…

Around Town 6/18/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26. FALL REGISTRATION Students returning to Gaston College may register for fall classes through Thursday. Course listings are available at www.gaston.edu. BOARD MEETING The Board of Directors for Lincoln Charter School…