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Buffing out the dings at speedway

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From a freshly painted press box perched above the Carolina red clay, East Lincoln Speedway’s new promoter and facility director, Clint Elkins, can see the transformation happen little by little. “We’ll install new speakers on those poles, a mixing board will go here,” Elkins said. “Victory lane will go in…

Around Town 3/23/2009

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PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB The Lincoln Photography Club will hold its monthly meeting 7-8 p.m. this evening at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St., Lincolnton. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome to attend. For more information, call Judy Broesder at (980) 241-0188. HOSPICE PROGRAM Hospice and Palliative…

Arts Council accepting submissions

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is holding its annual Flo Robinson Literary Competition. The trustees of Robinson’s estate established this competition to memorialize her lifelong interest in poetry and prose and to encourage writers to pursue excellence in their craft. Poetry Entries: one per person, on any subject, in…

Pirates take over Kiser Intermediate

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United Way honors 2008 supporters

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The United Way of Lincoln County has announced the following awards: Corporate Champion: The Timken Company Eagle Award: (over 100 employees) Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, (under 100 employees) BB&T Spirit Award: CMC-Lincoln Participation Award: Salem Industries Community Service Award: First Federal Savings Bank and Duke Energy Division Chair Award: Rhonda Sigmon…

Lincolnton locals hooked on competition

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The Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition takes place March 28 and 29 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. In the end, there can be only one. “It’s like a classical version of American Idol, and the kids are wonderful,” said Carolyn Heafner, who founded the competition along with her husband, Robert Williams. “They…

Lincoln County Home Educators present musical

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Members of Lincoln County Home Educators don’t spend all their time isolated at home. “They don’t miss out on anything. We have band and we have chorus. We have tennis,” said Anne Rhyne Bailey, who home-schools her children. “Home-schooling has come a long way.” They also have theater, and this…

Advocacy center may not get zoning

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The city of Lincolnton Planning Board chose not to recommend a rezoning request that would allow the Lincoln Coalition Against Child Abuse to relocate to a residential house where a double murder and suicide once took place. “The Planning Board recommendation is for denial, and there really wasn’t a specific…

Around Town 3/20/2009

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT All Health Department services (including Home Health and Environmental Health) will be open during regularly scheduled hours, except medical clinics. Medical clinics will be closed one Friday per month until June to allow staff to observe the county furlough schedule. Clinics will be closed today, April 17, May…

Church Activities

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ST. DOROTHY FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will have a shrimp dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Plates are $7. ALL PRAISE CHOIR The All Praise Choir, featuring 100 members from more than 20 area churches, will perform this evening through Sunday. The choir will perform 7 p.m.…