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DOT: Watch out for wildlife

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be more cautious on the roadways in the effort to reduce the number of wildlife-related crashes, especially in the fall months. Wildlife officials say that 90 percent of all animal-related crashes occurring in the last three years involved deer. Since…

Online store gets Main St. incarnation

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Brad Withers started his furniture business online, and now he has brought it to downtown Lincolnton. Withers originally started his business, King and Queen’s Furniture, about five years ago. He had storefronts in Lowell and Belmont, but closed them down and focused on marketing his business through the Internet. Withers…

New Tradition Turners Pottery Festival planned for WLMS

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The Burlon Craig Pottery Festival is gone, but organizers of Tradition Turners Pottery Festival hope to replace it. “The Craig family decided last year they were not going to hold their festival anymore,” said Olivia Mourglea, a Vale potter and organizer of the Tradition Turners Pottery Festival. “We still wanted…

Former members look after church

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Founded in 1805, Antioch United Methodist Church in Crouse closed in 1964. Ever since then, its former members have faithfully held an annual homecoming. “It’s so people can rejoice in seeing each other and help those who have just lost a loved one and share in that. They can talk…

Program focuses on fear of falling

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Two workshops will be offered in Lincolnton for seniors who have fallen or who have a fear of falling. “It’s something you can take control of and manage and still live your life the way in which you want to,” said Angela Schlottman with the Centralina Area Agency of Aging.…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST BUFFET Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, Lincolnton, will hold a breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. The meal will be available for dine-in or carry-out. SINGING AND DRAMA Southside Baptist Church, 1726 Southside Road, Lincolnton, will hold an outdoor singing and drama from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.…

Around Town 10/1/2010

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BAZAAR McKendree United Methodist Church, on Maiden Highway, will hold a bazaar that includes a yard sale, bake sale and craft sale, beginning 6:30 a.m. Saturday. YARD SALE Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2069 N.C. 182, Lincolnton, will hold a community yard sale 7 a.m. Saturday. POPLAR SPRINGS SALE Poplar…

Around Town 9/29/2010

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DEMOCRAT WOMEN The Lincoln County Democrat Women will not meet during the month of September. Meetings will resume in October. REVIVAL SERVICES Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St., Cherryville, will hold revival services 7 p.m. tonight. The Rev. Jerome Cash of Mull’s Memorial Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.…

Peeler takes over ownership of Century 21 Town and Country

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Janice Peeler has become the new owner of Century 21 Town and Country Realty in Lincolnton. The Lincolnton resident has worked for the franchise since 1989 under former owners Kathy and Jim Rhine and Thurman Anthony. “I want to keep the name that has been associated with Century 21,” Peeler…

Aspiring film maker sets up backyard set

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Denver resident Stephen Gibson has turned his backyard into a full-blown movie set, complete with a tribal village and stick tents. In a few weeks, Gibson will begin filming his first movie, “Fall of the Hunter’s Moon,” a fantasy epic that centers around character Raeford Brown. Brown has locked away…