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Verizon Wireless opens new Lincolnton store

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Verizon Wireless has opened a new store in Lincolnton. Verizon is the largest wireless carrier in the United States with 86.6 million customers. The Lincolnton store carries more than 30 phones, a variety of calling plans and phone accessories. Spanish-speaking employees work at the store. Customers can pay their bills…

NC DOT gives green light to new stoplight

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Drivers may eventually see some relief at the intersection of St. James Church Road and N.C. 16. Bo Moore, chairman of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee, has announced that the N.C. Department of Transportation, or DOT, is in the process of developing a turn lane and possible…

Slight delay for opening of NC 16 leg

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The opening of the first section of the new N.C. 16 — from N.C. 73 to Optimist Club Road — will be delayed one more week. Blythe Construction, based out of Charlotte, is overseeing the $28.8 million project that will run all the way into Catawba County. Communications manager Sandy…

Denver prepares for national jet-ski event

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Jet-ski racers will be hitting the waves this weekend in Lincoln County. More than 1,000 people, including 200 racers, are expected to descend onto Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver for the American Power Boat Association’s fifth stop of the 2009 Hydro-Turf Watercross National Tour, a six-event, 11-race series that kicked…

Around Town 7/20/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…

50th anniversary

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Sandra and Gary Taylor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family June 27. They are the parents of Cindy Bradley of Lincolnton, Brad Taylor of Vale and Brentley Taylor of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. They have three grandchildren, Hollan and Kendal Bradley and Nathan Taylor. Contributed Photo…

70th anniversary

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Church Briefs

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DAY CAMP Unity Baptist Church, 326 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will have a free day camp for children in kindergarten to 5th grade. The camp will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Monday in July. There will be Bible stories, music, crafts, outdoor play and movies. Lunch will…

Around Town 7/17/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. FAMILY REUNION…

Names sought for anonymous children

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The little girl staring out the window has no name and a very short story. At 10 years old, she had been working at Rhodes Manufacturing Company for more than a year in Lincolnton. The photo was taken in November of 1908 by Lewis Hine. “This girl has been anonymous…