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A splashin’ good time

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It’s fun in the sun for these bathers at the pool at Betty G. Ross Park, and what a time it is! With hot weather, a cool, refreshing and relaxing dip is exactly what is called for when the sun beats down. Ron McCann / LTN Photo…

Around Town 7/16/2007

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BLOODMOBILE The Lincoln County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a bloodmobile drive at the James W. Warren Citizens Center 2:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday. Anyone wishing donate must be at least 17-years-old and weigh at least 110 pounds and furnish photo ID. YARD SALE The Westside House…

Extension hosting youth photo contest

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Parents looking for ways to keep their children busy this summer need look no further than their backyard. To commemorate the national Farm-City Week, the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is hosting youth photo contest for elementary, middle and high school students. “We decided to do something different this year,” said…

Youth group spends week of service

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One local youth group has incorporated their experience from Carolina Cross Connection closer to home after spending a week of service and faith in Albermarle. The youth group at Emmanuel Lutheran Church plans to meet each Monday throughout the month and began this week at 7 a.m., bringing faith, fellowship…

Sugar gliders make great pets

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Don’t call Stitch a flying squirrel. He’s a sugar glider, a marsupial native to Australia. Stitch belongs to Keith and Sherry Sampson, who also sell the little creatures at a store at the Springs Road Flea Market in Hickory. Besides Stitch, the Sampsons also own Skittles, Stitch’s girlfriend, and Gizmo.…

Drenched in Food

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Camp makes learning fun

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Burned children fund poker run Saturday, July 21

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The third annual poker run and fundraiser for the Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund takes place July 21. The ride begins with registration 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Buddy Stasney’s Pontiac Buick GMC, North Generals Boulevard, Lincolnton. The 100 mile ride will wind through Lincoln, Catawba, and Caldwell counties and…

North Carolina Education Lottery scholarships available at Gaston College

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Additional scholarship assistance is now available for Gaston College students this fall, thanks to funding from the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the North Carolina Education Lottery. Some 30,000 North Carolina Lottery Scholarships will be available to assist students at Gaston and other community colleges around the state.…

Holy Fest 2007 celebrates community, Jesus

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By 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, people began arriving at the courtyard of the apartment complex on the 800 block of East Pine Street. They were there in anticipation of the start of Holy Fest 2007. This year’s Holy Fest was its ninth annual one, organized by Brother Stanley Edwards…