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Delay in opening next NC 16 leg

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The opening of N.C. 16, from Optimist Club Road to St. James Church Road, has been delayed, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Originally, DOT was supposed to open that section of road last month. But now, officials want to develop a turn lane and possible traffic signal at…

Lady Knights cross country team succeeds in quest to progress

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Maybe bigger is better, well at least in the terms of quantity and not quality. North Lincoln head cross country Matt Reep would perhaps argue that he got both quality through quantity with the Lady Knights cross country team. “When I first looked at the team in…

East Lincoln Betterment Assoc. picks new leaders

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East Lincoln Betterment Association, or ELBA, president Maeneen Klein has resigned due to health reasons. According to a news release, Klein stepped down Oct. 10 at the advice of her physician. She recently learned of an unexpected complication that required her to reduce her workload. Klein is no longer an…

Turner, Strange Engagement

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Kay Boyles of Lincolnton and Rodney Turner and Margaret- Ann Turner of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, S. Jannett Turner of Lincolnton, to Christopher Lee Strange of Lincolnton. The bride elect is a 2002 graduate of West Lincoln High School and plans to graduate from the School of…

LHS ‘Not Yet 60’ celebration

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Tobacco thieves at large

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Authorities are on the lookout for four people accused of taking a large amount of tobacco products from the Maiden Highway One Stop. On Oct. 31 three women and a man entered the convenience store and took 80 cans of Skoal and Copenhagen tobacco products and a case of Goody…

Around Town 11/16/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. SHOE BOX GIFTS The Samaritans Purse will be collecting shoe box gifts…

Around Town 11/13/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. REUNION The Fred T. Foard Class of 1969 will hold its 40th…

Principal receives top county honor

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Kirby Oldham, Lincoln County’s 2009 Principal of the Year, went into a career in education for one reason — he liked children. “I like the spontaneity of them, the excitement they have for everything, how much they appreciate the things we do and the things we say to them,” Oldham…

Going green a smart financial choice

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John Masiello of Denver is in the process of building an energy-efficient house, but his focus on being “green” isn’t environmental.. “I believe it will keep people’s wallets green,” he said of homes like his. The house is located on a country road in Lincolnton, and everything from its materials…