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Businesses also hurt in wreck

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A head-on wreck that sent a local man and his two children to the hospital with serious injuries last week is taking a toll on the livelihoods of two Denver families. At the site of the morning rush hour accident, N.C. 16 near Forest Field Road, a shop called Candle…

Fire coverage plan told to residents

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Nearly 30 Sherrills Ford and Denver residents gathered Tuesday to hear details of a plan for Denver Fire Department to stop covering Catawba County next month after 50 years of service because of a funding dispute with that county. Many residents in affected areas asked questions and expressed frustration about…

Pageant set for Aug. 9

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Applications are being accepted for the 30th Annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Contestants must be a rising high school senior as of Fall 2008 and no older than 23. They must also be…

Drowning victim’s body retrieved in lake

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Rescue workers recovered the body of 62-year-old Sandy Garris of Iron Station Sunday, two days after his boat capsized at Mountain Island Lake. Susan Roscoe, emergency medical technician for the Lucia-Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department, said Garris left his residence around 10:30 a.m. Friday to go on a fishing trip. Family…

40 senior citizens attend national health, fitness day

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More than 40 senior citizens attended the National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday morning at the Lincoln County Senior Center. “This is our sixth year hosting the event, which promotes health and fitness among seniors,” Marti Hovis, program and services coordinator, said. The national event occurs the last Wednesday…

Mealtime Bible studies offered at St. John’s church

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Since the middle of April, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cherryville has been offering folks the chance to spend mealtimes feeding their souls at the same time they feed their bodies. According to the Rev. Ronald Fink, the Lunch Bunch Bible Study and Dinner Bunch Bible Study are both firsts…

Catawba planning fire substation

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A new $500,000 fire substation could come to Sherrills Ford in the wake of a funding dispute that led Denver Fire Department to say it will cut off service to Catawba County on June 30. Catawba County commissioners this week approved a contingency plan by Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue…

Public can comment on budget

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Members of the public will be able to weigh in Monday on what they think about the county’s proposed $157 million budget. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Public comments are scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m. Residents will…

Around Town 5/30/2008

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HOYLE REUNION The descendents of John Sidney and Isabelle Morrison Hoyle will have their reunion Sunday in the fellowship hall at Roseland Baptist Church, 1172 Rose Hill Drive, Lincolnton. A covered-dish lunch will be served around 1 p.m. Family and friends are invited. For more information, contact Margie Hoyle at…

Church Briefs

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MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton will host a movie night 7 p.m. June 7 in the fellowship hall. The film “Another Perfect Stranger” will be featured. BIBLE SCHOOL Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 4136 Mount Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford, will have vacation Bible…