Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Thunder Brothers Roll Into Lincolnton for Alive After Five

The GoLocalLincolnton.org Alive After Five Summer Concert Series continues this Thursday, July 30, on the Court Square in downtown Lincolnton with music from The Thunder Brothers.

The band, established in 1999, has been featured at a variety of events across the region including NASCAR race events, Hog Happenin', and the Thunder Road Marathon in uptown Charlotte. Expect a wide range of musical genres to be represented as Keny Poovey, Kevin Schronce, Bobby Blackwelder, and Ace Philbeck take the stage -- the band is known for its mix of dance, classic rock, "spiced up" oldies, popular ballads, and originals. The Thunder Brothers are sure to offer something for everyone.

The show will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the 100 block of East Main Street in downtown Lincolnton. The event is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs are encouraged, but no coolers will be allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. For more information on the event, call (704) 736-8915, and for more information on the Thunder Brothers, visit www.myspace.com/thethunderbrothers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt Winner Announced

Independents Days, downtown Lincolnton's celebration of locally owned independent businesses, has wound down for the second year. Held July 1 - 14, the event is intended to motivate consumers to support their community by shopping locally. As part of the promotion, the "Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt" encouraged people to visit participating locally owned businesses in downtown Lincolnton to find unique items, and then to turn in their game cards for a chance at winning a fantastic prize package.

This year's winner, Jennifer Sinclair, was randomly selected from all completed game cards that were turned in to the Business & Community Development office.

Sinclair received a prize pack of items from 36th Street Bakery, Cafe & Catering; Clark Tire & Auto Supply; Color Me Pretty; Fausto Coffee; Heavenly Paws Grooming; Kate McCall; King's Office Supply; Lighthouse Christian Book Store; Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio; Southern Charm Wines; Stroup's Jewelers; Studio 220 Salon & Spa; Touch of Class; and Tres Chic & The Shoppes on Main.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Greenway Master Plan Open House July 7th

A drop-in public open house for the Lincoln County Greenway Master Plan will be held Tuesday, July 7th, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Family YMCA, 1402 East Gaston Street.

Drop in anytime during the workshop to talk with your neighbors, county staff, and project consultants about how to best connect people and places with trails in Lincoln County. Provide input and learn about the draft routes proposed for the Lincoln County Greenway Master Plan and the Carolina Thread Trail.

For more information, contact:
R.S. Williams, AICP, Principal Planner
Lincoln County Building and Land Development

4th of July Storefront Decorating Contest Winners Announced

Downtown Lincolnton was full of patriotic spirit last week as many businesses decorated their storefronts for the 4th of July Downtown Storefront Decorating Contest. The contest, which is sponsored by the DDA, was judged on the afternoon of July 4th. The winners of this year's contest are listed below:

1st Place - King's Office Supply

2nd Place - Miller Sherrill Blake Eagle CPA

3rd Place - Estate Jewelers

4th Place - Ledford's Upholstery & Fabric

Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th of July Celebration this Saturday

The annual Lincolnton 4th of July Celebration will be held this Saturday, July 4. Events will begin with free children's activities and contests from 5:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. at 100 North Academy Street. Activities will include a bean bag toss, bubble blowing, face painting, tattoos, a hula hoop contest, inflatable games, and more.

Line-up for the parade will begin at 6:30 and the parade will start at 8:00. Ceremonies will begin at 9:15 at the Lincolnton High School Stadium, and will be followed by fireworks at approximately 9:35. Lt. Col. Robert Chad Boyles will be this year's Grand Marshal and Guest Speaker.

Radios may be tuned to WLON 1050 for patriotic music prior to and during the parade, and for live coverage from the LHS Stadium. All of this year's events are made possible by the City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt Game Cards Now Available

Game cards for the Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt are now available at the following participating businesses:

36th Street Bakery & Cafe
101 N. Court Square

A Touch of Class
317 E. Main St.

Clark Tire & Auto Supply
609 E. Main St.

Color Me Pretty
109 E. Main St.

Fausto Coffee Shop
116 NE. Court Square

Heavenly Paws Grooming
213 N. Aspen St.

Kate McCall
317 E. Pine St.

King's Office Supply
227 E. Main St.

Lighthouse Christian Bookstore
210 N. Aspen St.

Lincolnton Business & Community Development
114 E. Main St.

Lincolnton Farmers Market
225 W. Water St.

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio
224 E. Main St.

Southern Charm Wines
235-D E. Main St.

Studio 220 Salon & Spa
220 E. Main St.

Stroup's Jewelers
315 E. Main St.

Tres Chic & The Shoppes on Main
113 E. Main St.

Game cards must be returned to the Lincolnton Business & Community Development office, 114 E. Main St., by Tuesday, July 14 to be entered in the grand prize drawing to be held on July 15.