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Around Town 2/18/2009

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WIDOWED GROUP The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host the program, Creating Hope: Life After Loss, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28053. Marcia Todd Thompson will speak at the event. Covered dishes are appreciated. Beverages will…

Pacesetter winner

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Around Town 2/16/2009

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BRANCH MEETING The Lincolnton Lions Club branch meeting will be meeting at noon today at Ryan’s Steakhouse. For more information, call Bonnie Edwards at (704) 735-4138 or Gwen Mcbee at (704) 732-5153. ANTIQUE SENIORS The Antique Seniors of Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday.…

DAR essay winners

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School Briefs

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ECA SCHOLARSHIP The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association is offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors in each of the four local high schools. Forms are available from the guidance counselors at each school. the deadline date for applications is March 10. All students are eligible to apply, however,…

Price is Right helps victims of child abuse

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For a $10 ticket, you could win prizes worth more than $1,000 and help fight child abuse. The Price is Right for Fighting Child Abuse will take place 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “It’s a lot of excitement,” said Mike Milholland, who will be…

Giving a unique gift

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For those tired for giving roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, the Last Picasso presents an interesting alternative — singing valentines. “It’s more a funny, comical thing than it is a serious thing,” said Kimberly Travis, who, along with Lessie Williams, is organizing the fundraiser. The Last Picasso, a gift…

Improvisation group full of surprises

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Audience members don’t know what to expect going into a Missing Lincs performance and neither does the cast. “We don’t know where we’re going with it. We don’t know what we’re going to say,” said Ryan Gurganious, director. The improvisational troupe has had 15-minute performances before Lincoln Theatre Guild productions.…

Lincoln Cultural Center features pottery exhibit

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The hand-built pottery of Lincoln County seniors is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The artists saw their work for the first time at an opening reception held Wednesday at the center. “Wow,” said Sheila Mickey, an artist, of the final product. “Never in my wildest dreams did…

Seniors celebrate

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Lincoln County seniors celebrated Valentine’s Day early Thursday with food, music and fun. Above, local bluegrass musicians take the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center auditorium. Right, Josiah Bova, field operations manager for the North Carolina Senior Health Insurance Information Program, gives advice on saving money on prescription…