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Bluegrass festival Saturday

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The CC Spring Fest Bluegrass Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary 11 a.m. Saturday at Cross Country Campground in Denver. For the past five years, the festival has taken place in Denver. This year, seven bands will be performing with an estimated 600 people attending. “It’s just good entertainment,”…

South Fork VFD gets grant for equipment

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The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department was recently awarded a $250 grant through the Firefighters Charitable Foundation of New York. The Firefighters Charitable Foundation is national organization dedicated to supporting volunteer fire departments and assisting disaster victims, according to its Web site. The grant will be used to purchase audio…

Copper wire thefts being investigated

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Authorities are seeking information after three heating and air units were stripped of copper late last month. Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives say that sometime between March 20 and March 23 copper was stripped from two units on Forney Hill in Denver. In an unrelated case, copper was also taken from…

School Board moves to shore up finances

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The Lincoln County Board of Education made moves to raise money and save money at its April meeting Wednesday night. The board approved a 90-day non-binding agreement with Power Partners Mastec/ American Solar Integrators. The company is interested in leasing school space for the production of solar power. If the…

Flurry of events slated to support Relay for Life

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East Lincoln Relay for Life has a flurry of events coming up to benefit the American Cancer Society. Mike Bradshaw, co-captain of Team Fishing for a Cure, said East Lincoln Relay wants to raise $175,000 for the American Cancer Society. “People are stepping up to do the right thing,” Bradshaw…

Around Town 4/14/2010

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RAFFLE The Commandment Keepers Church of the Living God is holding a “Sowing of the Seeds” fundraiser raffle. For more information or tickets, call Pamela Boston at (704) 240-8146. AARP MEETING The Lincoln County AARP Chapter 3682 will meet 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Center, located on South Aspen…

ECA offering $4,000 in scholarships

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Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to High School seniors in each of the four local high schools. Forms are available from the guidance counselors at each high school or from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton. The deadline…

The odyssey of Illiad the cat

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Illiad has had more health problems than most of the other cats Heather Coleman rescued throughout the years. At only 1-years-old, Illiad, a black cat with a dusting of white on his belly, has beat upper respiratory and stomach infections and ringworm. In January, Coleman, who is fostering Illiad through…

2nd suspect charged in cashing of stolen checks

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Sheriff’s detectives have made a second arrest in a stolen checks case reported last month. Denise Page Whitesides, 36, of 1577 Arden Road in Lincolnton, was arrested Monday on five felony counts of forgery of an endorsement and one count of larceny. The alleged victim filed a report on March…

Denver toddler drowns in family swimming pool

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A three-year-old Denver boy has died after his father found him face down in the family swimming pool, Monday afternoon. Drew Michael Williams was dangling his feet in the water while his father was doing yard work at their Smith Cove Road residence. When his father saw Drew near the…