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Kicking off new season

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A marimbist who started playing with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 11 will perform at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “She has a very wide repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles,” said Rosemary Hubbard, a board member of the Lincoln County Concert Association. Naoko Takada has played the…

Woman works to help Honduran orphanages

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Tara Garcia moved to Honduras to be a teacher, but she discovered her calling was outside of the classroom. From 2004-2006, Garcia, a Cherryville native, spent much of her time in Honduran orphanages falling in love with the children there. “There would be 30 children and maybe two adults helping…

39th, 40th reunions

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Rock Springs Festivities

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First-grade teacher Regina Hovis takes a shaving cream pie to the face. Susan Dolan of Denver dresses as Egyptian ruler Cleopatra as she hands out treats. Seth Mabry / Lincoln Times-News Photos…

Community fall festival planned for Saturday

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Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will conduct its annual Fall Festival on Halloween. The event will be 2-4 p.m. at East Lincoln Community Center in Denver. Children 12 and under can indulge in inflatables, games, prizes and snacks. Those attending the free event may dress up in costume if they…

Charter school ladies tennis team finishes 2nd in conference

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It’s hard making changes but the Lincoln Charter School has found success doing so with its tennis program. Last year the school had a low number of participants come out for its guys and girls tennis program. However, this year was a different story. In its first year having a…

Kennel service serves Denver

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Ed and Sherry MacDonald hated the idea of leaving their precious dog Dolly behind while they went away on vacation. But the couple could not take Dolly with them so they left her at a veterinary office. The MacDonalds made sure to leave Dolly’s favorite treats and toys with the…

City candidate profiles

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Below we take a look at the six candidates running for Lincolnton city offices. Included are personal profiles and their answers to a list of policy and opinion questions. The Times-News sent an e-mail to all six candidates last week with an attached questionnaire. They were invited to participate and…

Around Town 10/28/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. RIVER VIEW FESTIVAL River View Baptist Church will have a fall festival and trunk or treat from 6:30-8 p.m. this…

Rue, Donaldson Wedding

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Ashley Danielle Rue and Christopher Dean Donaldson exchanged marriage vows 2 p.m. October 3, 2009 at Heartland Chapel in Townsend, Tenn. The bride is the daughter of Danny and Marlene Rue of Athens, Tenn., and Jeff and Tammy Kronk of Lincolnton. She is the granddaughter of Frank and Margaret Roberts…