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Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition expanding

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The Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition will honor both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art this year. “We just wanted to make it fair to the artists and more appealing and to allow the competition to grow to a higher level,” said Shelly Johnston, director of the Arts Council of…

Lincoln County Concert Association announces 2010-11 lineup

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The Raleigh Ringers kick off the Lincoln County Concert Association’s 2010-11 season 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. “I’m excited about them coming. I think it will be great,” said Robin Goodson, publicity chairman with the LCCA. “It’s a great experience to see them.” The Raleigh-based…

Start with a smile

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Turbyfills honored

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Church Activities

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GASTON CAMP MTG. The Gaston County Baptist Camp Meeting will be held 7 p.m. tonight in the Independent Baptist Tabernacle gym, 2128 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas. Guest speakers include Brother Mark Stroud, Brother C.T. Townsend, Brother Ken Bowman and Brother John Dorsey. For more information, call Evangelist Paul Moss at (704)…

Around Town 8/18/2010

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SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC The Humane Society of Lincolnton County will hold registration for its Aug. 31 Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic today and Thursday. For more information or to register, call (704) 732-9022. FRIED APPLE PIES The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will be selling fried Apple Pies today-Friday and Monday-Aug.…

Moooosse’s serving up pizza and more

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A building that until recently dished out barbecue is now serving Italian cuisine. Moooosse’s Pizzas & More has opened in the former Hannah’s Bar-B-Que South space in Lincolnton. Larry “Moose” Turner manages the restaurant, which is owned by a group of investors. Turner, who has owned and managed restaurants for…

L&L banks on love for cafeteria cooking

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Curt Griffie said Lincoln County has been asking for a cafeteria-style restaurant for years. Last month, the community got that wish granted when Griffie and his family opened Southern L&L Cafeteria in Lincolnton. “We all enjoyed eating in cafeterias,” said Deanna Griffie, Curt’s wife. “We liked that. We saw a…

Rhodes, Howard Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. John Rhodes of Belmont, N.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller of Iron Station, N.C. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Caroline Rhodes, to Joshua Ray Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Howard of Lincolnton, N.C. Jenna graduated from East Lincoln High…

Hutchins, Black Wedding

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Erica Diane Hutchins and Bryan James Black were united in marriage July 10, 2010 at Mosteller Mansion in Hickory. Rev. Jeremy Mahaffey officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Neil and Diane Hutchins of Lincolnton. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Georgia Hutchins of Kings Mountain. The…