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Around Town 6/6/2007

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Vacation Bible School at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville runs June 18-22 from 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. Call (704) 435-9605. GOSPEL SINGING There will be a gospel singing 6 p.m. Saturday at Iron Station Missionary Church, corner of Will Schronce and Hovis roads.…

Volunteers keep Shanklin library grounds sparkling

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Keeping the grounds of the Florence S. Shanklin library in east Lincoln tidy and beautiful takes an entire community’s green thumb. Every Thursday morning a group of volunteers — both Master Gardeners and amateurs — gather to plant, rake and keep up the memorial garden and walking trail dedicated to…

What happens in ‘Vegas’ stays in…

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Last Thursday night, members and friends of the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) took to the waters of Lake Norman for food, fun and a little taste of Vegas. The third annual Stakeholder’s Event, held on a three-level yacht, was a way for LEDA to thank those in the community…

Couple finds joy in sponsoring children

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As sponsors of Lincolnton Optimist teams, Bobby and Carolyn Beam go the extra mile for their players. They’ve taken children to Hickory Crawdads baseball games and had them picked up in limousines after their last game. No matter what, they make sure the players have a good time playing and…

Around Town 6/4/2007

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REVIVAL Howards Creek Baptist Church, N.C. 27 West, will hold revival 7 p.m. Wednesday – Friday with a guest speaker each day. Visitors welcome. DEMOCRATIC EXEC. COMMITTEE MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic executive committee meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at headquarters. Call (704) 483-3908. HOSPICE CAREGIVERS SUPPORT MEETING Hospice of Lincoln…

Around Town 6/1/2007

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FUNDRAISER A fundraiser for Clay Truesdale, who is in need of a kidney transplant, will be held starting 8 a.m. Saturday at the old Iron Station schoolhouse, N.C. 27. A little bit of everything will be on sale. BARBECUE A benefit barbecue for Debbie Ewing will be held June 8…

More than 40 years of riding

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Larry Leonhardt, 60, has always loved to ride. When he was 5-years-old, his parents propped him up on a motorcycle and took his picture at Chimney Rock. “Ever since then, I wanted one,” he said. At the age of 19, he made his wish come true. Back in the 60s,…

Pint-sized graduates

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Art Camp expanded

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This summer, students in all parts of Lincoln County can explore the world of art in a convenient location. The Arts Council of Lincoln County will have camps at Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver, the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton and Northbrook Elementary School in west Lincoln. “Lincoln County…

Big Cart makes appearance at Denver farmers market

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Sure the Denver Farmers Market is best known for providing plants and fresh produce, but Saturday morning it had something extra – a giant shopping cart. “This is just complete and utter… I can’t even explain it,” said Jim Baney, a farmers market customer. The big cart was 14 feet…