Thursday, January 21, 2010

National Guard Troops to Return to Lincolnton Sunday

A group of troops from the National Guard post in Lincolnton will be returning home from deployment in Iraq this weekend. The soldiers are expected to arrive in Lincolnton sometime between 12:00 Noon and 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2010.

As you may have noticed, yellow ribbons have already been tied around many of the lamp posts in downtown. We encourage all downtown businesses - and homes as well - to help welcome the troops home with patriotic decorations and signs of welcome ad thanks.

The soldiers will begin their march through downtown at the US Post Office, located at 326 East Main Street. Come out to help welcome these brave men and women home, and to show them your appreciation for their service to our country.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lincolnton Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities Planned

The Lincoln County Coalition of Churches and the local branch of the NAACP have announced the plans for Lincolnton’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities. The festivities will kick off on Sunday, January 17, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church with a message from Rev. Dr. Sheldon Shipman of Charlotte and music from the Lincolnton Community Choir, under the direction of Ms. Michelle Derr.

The celebration will continue on Monday, January 18, 2010, at the church with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a message from Rev. Robert Coleman of Shelby. A youth program will follow at 11:30 a.m., in which all community and church youth groups are invited to participate. The group will then gather downtown at the corner of East Main Street and Cedar Street and march, via East Main Street, to the Court Square with the accompaniment of the North Lincoln High School Band, under the direction of Neil Underwood. At the Court Square, individuals will be able to attest to the impact that Dr. King’s legacy has had on their lives.