WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 will be participating in the 2018 National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference July 16-21 at Purdue University. The group will be competing and training “on every aspect of law enforcement,” according to a press release from the LCSO.

This is the fifth consecutive time LCSO Post 700 has attended the event, and the group typically places in the top 10 percent in the nation, the release states.

The Explorer Program is designed for those ages 14-20 who are considering a career in law enforcement to expose them to different facets of the job. Members of Post 700, according to the release, “meet every other week to train on a wide range of law enforcement and criminal justice topics, including arrest and search, bomb threat response, crime scene processing, hostage negotiation, crime prevention, emergency field first aid, traffic stops and traffic collision investigations.”

Those interested in becoming an explorer should contact Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Dylan Houser at 704-732-9050.


LTG to put on summer show

LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln Theatre Guild and Noblot Jewelers are bringing “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” to the James W. Warren Citizens Center July 19-22.

According to the event’s Facebook page, “This happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona’s cozy bordello, until that Puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.”

There will be five opportunities to see the show: 7-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21; 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 21; and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Tickets cost $10-15 and can be purchased at www.lincolntheatreguild.com/tickets.

The Citizens Center is at 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton.


Canning classes continue

LINCOLNTON – There are three more canning classes being held through the N.C. Cooperative Extension this summer.

The next session on Friday, July 13 will be about pickling. The other two are Aug. 3 and Aug. 31 and will be about green beans and meats, respectively.

The cost to attend and participate in the hands-on experience is $5. The classes are held 2-4 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St.


See the Crawdads for free

HICKORY – Those who’ve participated in the Lincoln County Public Library Summer Reading program can see a Hickory Crawdads baseball game for free on July 20.

The game starts at 7 p.m. at L.P. Frans Stadium, 2500 Clement Blvd. NW, Hickory.

For details on how to get tickets, call any of the Lincoln County library locations. The number for the Denver location, Florence S. Shanklin Memorial, is 704-483-3589.


Kindergarten health assessment provided

LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Health Department will be hosting two kindergarten assessment clinics this month, on July 16 and July 30.

Children entering kindergarten are required to have an assessment done before the school year begins.

The health department is at 200 Gamble Drive.

Call 704-735-3001 to book an appointment for either of those dates.


Wear crazy socks, listen to live music

DENVER – Sock Rockerz Band will be performing at Rock Springs Elementary and the James W. Warren Citizens Center on July 24.

The Nashville, Tenn.-based group “is made up of a group of dynamic musical theater performers and our concerts typically cater to preschool through elementary school ages,” according to its website. The group encourages attendees to rock crazy socks because they will be dressed in colorful, funky costumes as well.

The show includes singing, dancing, acting, storytelling and more.

The show is 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, W. 115 Main St., Lincolnton, and the second show is 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Rock Springs, 3633 N.C. 16 Business, Denver.  These concerts are free to attend.

To learn more about the band, go to www.sockrockerz.com


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