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Around Town 6/3/2009

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ROCK SPRINGS The Rock Springs High School Class of 1949 will hold its 60th anniversary celebration and reunion 4 p.m. this evening at the Captain’s Cap on N.C. 16. SUNRISE ROTARY The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club will meet 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Lincoln Country Club. For more information, call…

East Lincoln native hopes to meet demand for high-end cars

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After graduating college, East Lincoln native Chance Beam moved back home in the hope of stimulating the local economy. In March, Beam opened Lake Norman Imports, a pre-owned luxury car dealership in Denver. “I had wanted to go into real estate, but the market is so bad right now,” Beam…

Shotgun, drugs result in arrest of motorist

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A Lincolnton man is facing felony charges after police found drugs as well as a sawed-off shotgun in his car. Garland Lee Martin Harbison, 21, 904 Catawba St., was arrested Friday while police were investigating the scene of an accident, reported Officer Danny Renn with the Lincolnton Police Department. While…

Police charge 2 in theft of four-wheeler

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Two men accused of stealing a four-wheeler from an East Sumner Street residence last month are facing felony charges. Police say that a confidential informant reported seeing a man named Herbie riding a stolen four-wheeler in the Oaklawn Community on the night of May 20. The information told police that…

Digging for wastewater

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While times are tough now for developers and builders in east Lincoln County, many are looking to the future — specifically 15 months into the future. In addition to hopes that a national economic recovery will be well under way by then, October of 2010 is the projected finish date…

Carter brings high school experience to Cardinals

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DENVER — As a sophomore, Jake Carter witnessed firsthand what experience can do for a team. Carter was a member of the East Lincoln Mustangs baseball team that won the 2009 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference championship. After aiding the Mustangs to their first SPC baseball title since 2001, he now…

Grand Opening

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Around Town 6/1/2009

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SUMMER CAMP The Lincoln Catawba Christian Academy. 935 Island Ford Road, Maiden, is now enrolling students for summer camp. A kickoff meeting for the program will be 6 p.m. this evening in the gym. For more information, call (828) 428-8857 or e-mail designsbyna@yahoo.com. LIONS CLUB District Governor Elect Marti Hill,…

Union Elementary volunteer honored

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The Lincoln County Schools Volunteer of the Year knows the importance of a good education. His father had only a third-grade education. His mother made it through the seventh grade. “(Education) helped me growing up,” said the Rev. Bill Draughn, Volunteer of the Year. “My parents weren’t very well-educated, so…

Around Town 5/29/2009

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THE PURPLE SHOE The Purple Shoe Thrift Store, 214 E. Main S., Lincolnton, will have their Fill the Bag $5 Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday. The store will provide a brown grocery bag to be filled with clothing items of the customers choice. All proceeds…