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Guarding: more than a ‘cool job’

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There’s more to it than it just being a “cool job,” sitting up on the stand and getting a good suntan, according to lifeguards at Betty G. Ross Park. On a daily basis, these lifeguards are faced with numerous duties, challenges and responsibilities. “The pool is very crowded at times…

Lincolnton has an impressive recording studio

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Lincolnton isn’t exactly Nashville, but many may be surprised to know it does boast a recording studio, and an impressive one at that. Located near town, Threshing Floor Audio is up and running, yet under construction at the same time. “We’re still working the kinks out,” said owner Elijah Mosely.…

Kid’s Kingdom campers all favor creek stomping

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If you are a parent still looking for a place to send your kids this summer – or a kid looking for something fun to do before school starts up again – there’s a place that may be just what you’re looking for. Kid’s Kingdom, a camp put on by…

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Christmas comes but once a year – unless you go to the East Lincoln Christian Ministry. The ministry’s Christmas in July sale kicked off this week with hundreds of festive, wintry items available. “There are some very unique and interesting items at very affordable prices,” said Pat Tryson, a volunteer.…

Around Town 7/4/2007

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NEW PASTOR AND TIME CHANGES Rev. Jerry Evans is the new pastor for the Crouse United Methodist Charge (Crouse UMC and Pleasant Grove UMC) Pleasant Grove UMC services are: worship at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school following. Crouse UMC services are: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. with the worship service…

Lincoln scouts honor the Red, White and Blue

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Ed House (above) plays taps when the Disabled American Veterans held a Flag Day ceremony at Cardinal Care Health Center. Scouts Tommy Harkey, Hannah McGirt, Makalah Gantt and Trinity Deon (below) raise the flag during the ceremony. Chris Dean / LTN Photos Scouts from Brownie Troop 18, Junior Girl Scout…

County official helps win award

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A mapping official with the Lincoln County Tax Department helped win an annual award for the State of North Carolina through her professionalism and continuing education. Janet Spears received a designation, making her the eighth person to receive a qualification in the state. North Carolina had the highest number of…

Officials enter warrant, boy ‘flees’ to Costa Rica

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A detective with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has entered a 16-year-old wanted on the national registry for sex offenses. Officials believe the wanted suspect fled to Costa Rica. Detective Don Mauldin said he received the report from the Department of Social Services about the alleged sex offense on June…

Wexford House Luau

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Vacation Bible School brings the children to church

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SHERRILLS FORD — Most of the time, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church is a typical church: sanctuary, Sunday school classrooms, Christian life center. But last week, it was transformed into “Galilee by the Sea,” complete with a Biblical marketplace and tents to house the 12 tribes of Israel. “It’s different…