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Orchestra keeps spirit of Glenn Mill alive

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Larry O’Brien, musical director of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, says he can win over any audience member –young or old. “I think for the older folks, for the senior citizens in the audience, it’s a trip down memory lane,” O’Brien said. “They think about maybe that first kiss or that…

Bridal show set for Saturday

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Brides-to-be, prospective grooms and their helpful (or pushy) family members can all start planning their weddings at the WoodMill Winery Bridal Show. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the winery in west Lincoln. “Anyone who has future plans for marriage will get exposure to…

Lincoln man has passion for pottery, teaching

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For the past seven years, Bryon Cook has been devoted to making things “rise up out of the mud.” “It’s almost magical for me to take a lump of clay and see something come out of it,” Cook said. He is now a teacher at Rising Sun Pottery, a member…

YMCA celebrates birthday

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA celebrated its seventh birthday Tuesday. It celebrated with free cake and a display of pictures of fun times from the past seven years (pictured above). Rosemary Suess (below, left), member connection director, handed out cake to Jerry Harris, a YMCA member. Chris Dean / LTN…

4-H winners

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The Tenure 4-H Club of the Year Award went to (pictured above, from left to right) Kristi Johnsen, Cody Johnsen and Wyatt Johnsen of the Denver Shockers. Robert Allen (far right) of First Federal Savings Bank presented the award. Perkins and Ruth Perkins (pictured below, from left to right) of…

New face at chamber is familiar

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Lori Montgomery may be a new face at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, but she’s no stranger to Lincolnton. The chamber’s new membership services representative, who has been on the job since Feb. 4., grew up in Lincolnton. Montgomery says she moved away to attend college, but after marrying…

Preschool, kindergarten signups set

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Registration for kindergarten and preschool programs in Lincoln County Schools began Thursday and will continue through March 14. First-graders new to Lincoln County Schools should also register during this period. Parents should register their child at the school the child will attend. To register a child, parents should bring: n…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would you lower water and sewer fees to secure housing that won’t impact schools or commuter traffic? Priscilla Foley, Westport: “Yes, because the sewage and water fees are way too high.” David McCrostie, Denver: “Probably not. I understand that [Carolina Ridge] is a great project, but we have so many…

Fortenbery recovers from robbery and back surgery

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Around Christmas 2006, Bart Fortenbery’s plan of releasing a CD of his music was derailed when his Cherryville business, Apple Lane Music, was robbed. Now, a little more than a year later, Fortenbery’s plans are back on track and his CD has become a reality. “I’ve been working on it…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…