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Westside Dollar General gets approval from county

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Lincoln County Commissioners approved a request that will bring Dollar General to Howard’s Creek Township. On Monday, Commissioners unanimously approved the request from Piedmont Companies of Lincolnton. The store 91,000-square-foot store will sit at the corner of West N.C. 27 and Cat Square Road. Piedmont will also purchase some additional…

Denver couple hosts Afghan girl during medical treatment

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A Denver couple is helping restore the life of an Afghan child fighting a deadly disease. Last summer, Khaleda Nader, now 11, lived with Amanda and Mike Assell through Solace for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and dental care to needy children in Afghanistan. Khaleda was living in…

East Lincoln Christian Ministry brings meals into residents’ homes

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Eva Sherrill got an early Valentine’s Day surprise. On Friday, East Lincoln Christian Ministry volunteer Joni Bloomquist delivered hot meals to Sherrill, 90, and her two children, who both have health problems. As an extra treat, Bloomquist handed Sherrill Valentine’s cards and baskets filled with candy. “They are always surprising…

Around Town 2/17/2010

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LENTEN SERVICES Daniels Lutheran Church will hold Lenten Services at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. CREATION SEMINAR Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 1139 Oak Grove Church Road, will hold a creation seminar at 7 p.m. tonight. For more information, call (704) 735-9069. ASH WEDNESDAY Asbury…

Lowder students get nutrition boost through federal grant

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The students at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School have been enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables all year and have recently added a universal breakfast to their nutritious schedules. “Research shows that children who have nourishing food throughout the day can focus better,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent. “So we…

Kaplan opens Sweet Melodies in Denver

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Glenna Kaplan used to make homemade candy with her father as a child. Now, she has turned that hobby into a business with her daughter, Meggan. The duo has opened Sweet Melodies, an old-fashioned candy shop with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies and music accessories. “We have been tossing around having…

Around Town 2/15/2010

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NUTRITION PROGRAM Nancy Satterwhite, an RD at Carolina Medical Center – Lincoln will present the heart healthy program, “Healthy Diet doesn’t come in a Pill” from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the multi-cultural room of the East Lincoln Community Center. For more information, call (704) 736-8811. GRIEF WORKSHOP Hospice and Palliative…

Spantek celebrates move to Lincolnton

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Spantek, a certified metal manufacturer, kicked off its move to Lincolnton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Lincoln Economic Development Association. The event was last Monday at the facility, located in the former RSI Marble building off North General’s Boulevard. Headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., Spantek designs and manufactures custom-sized…

DAR winners

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Around Town 2/12/2010

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PREGNANCY CENTER The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lincoln County has moved to its new location at 621 Clarks Creek Road. Office hours are from 9-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. For more information, call (704) 732-3384. SCHOLARSHIP The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Association is accepting applications for a $750…