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Mock DWI drill set for LHS

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Lincolnton High School’s prom is just around the corner and several local agencies are doing their part to informing teens of the dangers of underage drinking. The Lincolnton Life Saving Crew will conduct a mock DWI drill 1 p.m. Friday on the high school football field. “It is our goal…

Deputies on lookout for robber with blade

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Sheriff’s investigators are on the lookout for a man accused of robbing a clerk at the Petro Express in Denver early Saturday morning. Detective Darrell Hutchens said that a man wearing a hoodie entered the store at 7404 N.C. 73 around 1 a.m. The robber pulled a knife on the…

Beatty’s Ford Park to open on Saturday

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Above: Howard Boger of Playworld Carolina assembles playground accessories at the Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver on Monday. Below: This equipment prepares the ground where large playground items will go. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Plastic slides and metallic yellow ladders for a children`s playground laid flat on the grass,…

East Lincoln bike path routes remain to be determined

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Bicyclists from across the region someday may be able safely to ride a series of paths encircling Lake Norman. However, where those paths may meander in east Lincoln County and what they look like exactly will depend in large part on the input of residents during forums like one being…

Recreation store marketing on three fronts

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Travis Bowers is the owner of Wind, Land and Water Sports. Above, he arranges Frisbee golf discs on display at his N.C. 16 location. Below, he places skateboard cruisers. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo After moving from Virginia Beach back to his home state of North Carolina, Travis Bowers thought…

Around Town 5/4/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2:30-7 p.m. this afternoon in the church fellowship hall. All donors can enter a drawing for a cruise. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis…

Science Fair winners

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Church Briefs

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TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis and the Rev. Shane Blair will speak 7 p.m. this evening through Monday at Reepsville Road near June Bug Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 263-1589 or (980) 429-6885. YARD SALE Spirit Life Praise and Worship Center, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Road, Lincolnton,…

Around Town 5/1/2009

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ECA TRIPS The Extension Community Association, an organization under the umbrella of Cooperative Extension, is sponsoring a bus tour May 11-13 to Charleston, S.C. The tour includes three plantations and gardens, a riverboat cruise, visit to the aquarium, a guided tour through Charleston and other specials. Tour cost includes bus,…

Survivor continues the fight

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Barbara Farnsworth, 61, received an unpleasant Christmas present in 2007. While she did her routine breast exam, she found something strange. “It was different than anything I had felt before,” Farnsworth said. She tried to put her worry from her mind. “A lot of it’s denial, I think,” Farnsworth said.…