Westport to hold Fourth of July parade

DENVER – The Westport neighborhood will once again hold its annual Fourth of July parade July 2, a Saturday, on Fairfield Forest Road.The parade begins at Fairfield Forest United Methodist Church, at 7860 Fairfield Forest Road, and continues to Saint Peter by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, at 8433 Fairfield Forest Road. The community can enjoy refreshments and games at Saint Peter following […]

Make reservations for Beatty’s Ford, West Lincoln shelters

DENVER – Picnic shelters at Beatty’s Ford and West Lincoln parks are now available for summer reservations. Those interested in booking a shelter at either park should contact the Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department at 704-748-1518 to check for availability. The fee for this year will be based on the length of the reservation.

Cline No. 1; East Lincoln track team third

by Chris HuntAt the Class 2A state track and field championships in Greensboro on May 21, East Lincoln boys star Brather Cline brought home a state 1,600- meter title with a time of 4 minutes, 30.36 seconds.“I was so happy to see Brather Cline win the 1,600,” Mustangs coach Lonnie Custer said. “He missed half of his junior year with […]


by Hugh Fisher“Bloodworth,” which explores the darker passions of a southern family, has the potential to be a truly riveting movie.The acting is great, thanks to a cast of both well-known stars and Hollywood newcomers.Where “Bloodworth” falls short is development and depth, failing to explore the motivations behind its interesting characters.The Bloodworth family lives in the backwoods of Tennessee. Patriarch […]

Norman Tire: Denver’s newest tire company

by Josh CarpenterDENVER – Tim Norman never had aspirations to be in the tire business growing up. He was just a regular 23-year-old who drove a Coca-Cola truck for a living. That was until the girl he was dating introduce him to her brother-in-law who needed some help selling tires in his shop – Griffin Tires.Twenty-one years later, Norman decided […]

Weekly update on local gas prices

The lowest price of gasoline in the Denver area dipped this week to $3.45 a gallon, according to the GasBuddy website. Down about 8 cents from last week, prices are still more than $1 higher than the same time last year. The Charlotte-metro region average was $3.78 Thursday morning.In Denver, these stations had prices posted Thursday morning on www.GasBuddy.com: • […]

Seeing things in a new light

by Courtney PriceTreatment gives sight to blind girl from DenverMadison Dellinger has seen some pretty drastic changes in her life over the past eight months – literally.A year ago, 4-year-old Madison could hardly see anything more than shadows and outlines of objects. But in October 2010 her father, Andrew Dellinger, took her to China for a stem-cell treatment, and her […]

School notes for May 27

• Lincoln County Schools: Schools close Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. • Catawba Springs Elementary: Kindergartners graduate June 3 at 1:15 p.m. … Fifth-graders hold a year-end celebration June 9 at 1:15 p.m.• East Lincoln High: Seniors graduate June 11. The ceremony begins at 8 a.m.• East Lincoln Middle: The chorus performs Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at […]

Lincoln County announces winners of Student Art Show

LINCOLNTON – The Arts Council of Lincoln County recently announced the winners in the 2011 Lincoln County Schools Student Art Show. The public can view the students’ art at the Lincoln Cultural Center until June 3. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. A grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the N.C. Arts […]

A busy weekend at Salem Methodist

DENVER – Salem United Methodist Church held three events last weekend, Friday to Sunday, May 20 to 22, to raise money for mission trips to Chicago and Puerto Rico. Members of the church performed “Footprints of a Pilgrim,” about the life of Ruth Bell Graham.The “cast” performed the play in the sanctuary of the church in reader’s theater style, meaning […]