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DQ, OJ coming to town

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Lincolnton will soon have two new restaurants in one location. Kangaroo Express, affiliated with The Pantry, is adding a Dairy Queen and Orange Julius, which are scheduled to open March 24. The Pantry, which is based in Sanford, has more than 1,650 locations in 11 states, but converted more than…

LHS students embrace poetry

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The students involved in Lincolnton High School’s Living Poets Society love the freedom poetry offers them. “I can say anything I want. I don’t have to form a sentence. I don’t have to put periods and commas,” Frank Rujas, a senior, said of his poetry. “It might not follow Webster’s…

Around Town 3/10/2010

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FOOD DRIVE Curves in Denver will be collecting non-perishable food items for the East Lincoln Christian Ministry food pantry during the month of March. For more information, call Camie Stroupe at (704) 483-1301. MISSIONARIES SPEAK Steve and Nellene Carter of Mission Service Core Missionaries will speak on their upcoming mission…

RAD workshop

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Playing the bad guy often results in a real good time

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There is one time it’s OK to be mean, and that’s on the stage. (Well, OK, it’s also okay to be mean to bigots and Nazis and people who are trying to steal babies…or your parking space… OK, there are actually a lot of reasonable reasons to be mean, but…

Charter school prepares for its major fundraising event

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The Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton campus will be conducting its biggest fundraiser of the year on March 19. “We kind of let loose and have a good time while we’re eating dinner,” said Judy Smith, principal. “It’s pretty much a family affair with our entire school campus.” The school will…

Planning Board votes 5-3 to back NC 16 plan

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The Lincoln County Planning Board took a vote on the proposed N.C. 16 Corridor Vision Plan that affects Eastern Lincoln County. Last Monday, board members voted 5-3 to recommend that the county’s Board of Commissioners receive the plan. The vote also included commending the plan’s Steering Committee for their efforts…

McGee, Pope Engagement

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Rachael Nicole McGee and Joshua Garland Pope announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Rachael is the daughter of Mrs. Lisa Barker and Mr. Ashley McGee of Tuscaloosa, Ala. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Speech Pathology. She also received a Masters Degree…

Hamlett, Iddings Engagement

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Maeghan Nicole Hamlett and Brent Iddings announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Maeghan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steven Hamlett of North Augusta, S.C. She is a 2003 graduate of Crestwood High School and a 2007 graduate of Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in…

Keziah, Gilbert Engagement

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Megan Danielle Keziah and Terry Edward Gilbert II announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Megan is the daughter of Mike and Martha Keziah of Lincolnton. She graduated from West Lincoln High School in 2007 and currently attends Western Carolina University pursuing a degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education. TJ is the son…