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Thousands of fish die in Lake Norman

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — Thousands of fish have died in North Carolina’s largest manmade lake. The Charlotte Observer reports Wednesday that 7,000 striped bass have been found floating on Lake Norman since July. It is the third time in seven years the game fish have died en masse in the lake.…

Guns, laptop, power tools taken in recent break-ins

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information following two reported break-ins in Lincolnton last week. On Aug. 4, a large amount of firearms, jewelry and a Hewlett Packard laptop computer were taken from a home in the 1600 block of Maple Lane, authorities said. A possible suspect vehicle…

Pool store expands with new pool park

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Lake Norman Pool and Spa has added a pool park to showcase its different varieties of in-ground and above-ground pools. Bob and Dedie Dooley own the Denver store, along with locations in Statesville and Cornelius. The Denver store is the only one with a pool park since it is the…

DABA hosts after hours block party

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The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) will hold a Business After Hours Block Park Thursday. The social event will take place at the Denver Professional Building from 5:30 till 8:30. The shopping center is at 3738 Hwy. 16 N. Kym & Co. Salon, The Bakers Apron, Pack & Ship, Giovanni’s…

Engagement: Moore, Walker

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Emily Lauren Moore and Justin Lee Walker announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Emily is the daughter of Jimmy and Sandra Moore of Lincolnton. She is a 2006 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a 2009 graduate of Gaston College with an Associate of Applied Science degree. She is…

Heavner honored

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Deputies hope for tips on bike theft

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information in the theft of a racing dirt bike last month. On July 21, a racing dirt bike was taken from a home in the 4000 block of King Wilkinson Road, authorities said. The bike is described as a green 2006 Kawasaki…

Around Town 8/9/2010

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REEPSVILLE VBS Reepsville Baptist Church will hold a Vacation Bible School for ages birth-18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight-Wednesday. HOWARDS CREEK FD The Ladies Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. tonight at the Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department. NARFE MEETING The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday…

Renovated barn becomes a business

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Glenda Miller’s four-year-long project to renovate her barn is finally wrapping up. Miller is the owner of Red Bone Willy’s Trading Co. and De Starte Bed and Breakfast Inn, both near the intersection of N.C. 18 and N.C. 27 on the western edge of Lincoln County. She has been renovating…

Children helping children

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