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ELHS alumni returns to play festival

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The founding member of the bluegrass band Conservation Theory is combining a gig at the Apple Festival with an unofficial high school reunion. “I’m extremely excited about it,” said band member Eddie Martin of his visit to Lincoln County. “It’s going to be great.” Martin attended East Lincoln High School…

West Lincoln student named state’s middle school poet laureate

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North Carolina’s new middle school poet laureate didn’t think much of poetry until he picked up a pen and tried it for himself. “I thought the way you write poems was all love and stuff,” said C.J. Murphy of Crouse, now a freshman at West Lincoln High School. While in…

Around Town 9/18/2009

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CAROLINA FREIGHT Today is the last day to register for the Carolina Freight reunion that is scheduled for Noon Oct. 2 at the Cherryville Country Club. Those cost is $10 for the luncheon. The deadline to register is Friday. For more information or to register, contact the Carolina Federal Credit…

Church Briefs

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RETRO SUNDAY Macedonia Baptist Church have a two Sunday celebration to commemorate the church’s 175th anniversary. The video collection “Macedonia Remembers” will be shown Sunday followed by homecoming on Sept. 27. Everyone is welcome to attend. CROUSE UMC Crouse United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 150, will celebrate their homecoming…

Around Town 9/16/2009

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GOSPEL WAY REVIVAL Gospel Way Baptist Church, located at 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road in Cherryville, will hold their revival services at 7 p.m. this evening and Thursday. The Rev. Bro. Alan Lindsay will preach each evening. Singers include The Chosen Few (tonight) and Darin and Brooke Aldridge (Thursday). For more…

60th Anniversary

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Senior Apple Queen crowned

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Denver Days Fall Festival coming next week

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The Denver Days Fall Festival is bringing surf, sand and shag from the East Coast of the Carolinas to the western shore of Lake Norman. Denver Days Inc., a private, nonprofit organization of citizens and business owners dedicated to serving the community and improving recreational facilities for the area, sponsors…

Surgery center getting enhancements

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East Lincoln Surgery Center is undergoing a few changes. Already, the ambulatory surgery center is designed for ear, nose and throat operations, hernia surgeries, tonsillectomies, colonoscopies and some minor orthopedic procedures. Patients are usually in and out of the center in a few hours, unless the doctor advises them to…

Mustang soccer squad learns from early losses

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DENVER — The 2009 East Lincoln men’s soccer program didn’t get off to the start to which it usually has been accustomed. The team lost its first three games 5-0 to 4A power Vance, 1-0 to West Iredell and 6-3 to former Southern Piedmont 1A/2A rival South Iredell. Mustangs head…