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Church Briefs

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QUARTET The Chapel Grove Quartet will perform 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 200 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-7108. BAPTIST MEN’S DAY Faith Baptist Church, located at 5194 Old Plank Road in Iron Station, will have a Baptist Men’s Day beginning…

Arts Council announces winners of annual competition

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The winner of the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s 2010 Amateur Photography Competition didn’t pick up a camera until he was 65 years old. Now 74, he’s won his second Best in Show award for his photograph “Crab Tree Falls One.” “I bought the first (camera) off the Internet for…

Pastor preaches about near-death experience

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An avid hunter, 76-year-old Norman Lutz was sitting in a deer stand in the Virginia Mountains when he had a stroke that left half of his body paralyzed. The minister of Antioch Baptist Church in Lincolnton spent seven hours in that stand doing what came naturally to him. “I prayed,”…

Giving the gift of lunch

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People getting lunch at McDonalds in downtown Lincolnton Monday were met with a surprise. When they went to the pay window, the customers’ money was rejected, and they were given a card that stated “Your lunch is free. For 15 years, instead of exchanging gifts at Christmas, my relatives all…

Alcohol suspected in fatal car crash

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A Dallas man died Wednesday in a single-car accident near the Lincoln County line and troopers believe he had been drinking prior to the collision. Randy Gene Hayes, 43, of 1310 Mayberry Road, Dallas, was killed when his car hit a tree just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Hayes was traveling…

Police seeking tips on hold-up

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Lincolnton Police are asking for information leading to the arrest of a man who robbed a convenience store Wednesday night. Around 11:23 p.m., a man entered the Kingsway #18, located at 1316 N. Aspen St., and demanded money from the register, Officer R. Harrington reported. A witness told police the…

Around Town 1/29/2010

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RECYCLING PROGRAM Today is the last day to register for the Extension and Community Association’s program on recycling. The program will begin 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information or to register, call the NC Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8461. HOT DOG BENEFIT The…

Around Town 1/27/2010

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AUTISM SOCIETY The Autism Society of North Carolina, Lincoln County Chapter, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Lincolnton, located at 201 Robin Road. Amy E. Sturkey will speak on relationship development interventions for children with Autism. For more information or if child…

Generation Bean opens for business in Boger City

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Generation Bean’s name seems to fit its customer base pretty well. Young people order coffee, pull out their laptops and surf the Internet. Mothers bring in their children for a chocolate chip cookie or slice of cake. A group of local, older men come in every morning, grab some breakfast…

Warning: second-hand shopping can become incredibly addictive

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Hello. My name is Sarah, and I’m a thrift-store-aholic. Most people like to buy things new. They like to go into stores, easily find what they want and then purchase the items. They want to be the very first owners of these new things. I, on the other hand, cannot…