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Local league a big benefit

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A Lincoln County girls summer basketball league, which began a year ago, has steadily grown to include the local surrounding area. The idea was to include Lincoln County teams in a five-week league in which the ladies basketball programs play two games a day on Mondays and Tuesdays in the…

Vale Christmas tree farm also offers blueberry picking

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Henry Helms is best known for his Christmas Tree farm, but this summer, he has something new up his sleeve. Helms Christmas Tree Farm in Vale recently opened its blueberry patch to the public. “We have 100-200 bushes of blueberries, and they are just coming in now,” Helms said. “Just…

50th anniversary

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Don and Linda Smith of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 26. They are the parents of Chad Smith and wife Becky of Vale and Myra Stallings and husband Seth of Oxford. Grandchildren are Dylan, Camille and Callie Smith of Vale and Josh Stallings of Oxford. Don and Linda…

Rags for Wags helps animals in need

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Savannah Costner is collecting blankets and towels for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. The Lincolnton High School senior started her efforts, Rags for Wags, three weeks ago. Already, she has collected close to 100 towels, blankets and bath rugs for the shelter’s cats and dogs. Costner started the donation drive…

DABA plans fireworks and festivities for July 4

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The Denver Area Business Association is gearing up for its 10th Annual Community Fireworks Show. The Fourth of July event will feature food and merchandise vendors and activities for children on Saturday. Some of the food choices include pizza, ice cream, barbecue, chocolate covered frozen bananas and funnel cake. A…

Around Town 6/30/2010

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85th ANNIVERSARY Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., in Cherryville, will celebrate its 85th anniversary at 7 p.m. Thursday. Gospel singing group, The Kingsmen, will perform. For more information, call the church office at (704) 435-6934 or visit www.cherryville.mmc.com. HEALTH MEETING The Way and Truth Restoration Center, 208…

Retirement leads to consignment career

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Donna Horton was looking for something to do in her spare time after retirement. “I had too much free time and I wanted to do something I enjoyed,” the Lincolnton resident said. Earlier this month, Horton opened D’s Clothing Consignments, which sells gently used clothing and accessories for men, women…

Five generations

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Proud preschoolers

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Engagement: Kluttz, Kiser

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Lydia Nicole Kluttz and Joshua Craig Kiser announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Lydia is the daughter of Hal and Margie Kluttz of Lincolnton. She graduated from Gardner-Webb University with an AA in Nursing and a BS in Psychology. She is currently studying for state boards to receive her nursing…