Wednesday, March 10, 2010

City of Lincolnton Public Works and Utilities Recognized as "Main Street Champions"

On Thursday, January 28, 2010 the City of Lincolnton’s Public Works and Utilities Department was honored as 2009 Main Street Champions at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Dinner in New Bern, NC. The department was selected for this special recognition by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton (DDA) in appreciation of its commitment to keeping downtown Lincolnton clean, attractive, and desirable.

In its nomination of the department, the DDA cited Public Works and Utilities employees’ exemplary efforts in preparing the city for special events and festivals: ensuring power, water, and disposal are available where needed; handling road closings and logistical details; and collecting trash and debris. Though an event may bring thousands of visitors to downtown Lincolnton, the Public Works and Utilities employees ensure that, often within just a few hours of the event’s conclusion, no signs of the festival remain.

The nomination further praised the department’s proficiency in maintaining downtown amenities, such as lampposts, benches, and trash receptacles; as well as its efforts in decorating downtown for the Holidays – the electric division of the department installs the Community Christmas Tree and downtown Christmas decorations.

Each of the state’s active Main Street programs is given the opportunity annually to recognize a local Main Street Champion – a designation that acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of those persons who have played pivotal roles in the revitalization of their downtowns. The DDA selected the Public Works and Utilities Department for the honor because of the often the unacknowledged daily and special efforts that are made to make downtown Lincolnton such a great place to live, work, play and visit.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Construction at First Federal Savings Bank

First Federal Savings Bank to Break Ground for New Headquarters

First Federal Savings Bank will be holding a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion of its headquarters, located at 320 East Main Street in downtown Lincolnton, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

After 70 years in downtown, First Federal has made a commitment to continue its tenure as a staple of downtown Lincolnton. We look forward having First Federal as a neighbor for many, many years to come.

After the ceremony, First Federal will be celebrating its 70 Anniversary throughout the day at all of its Lincoln County locations.

Art Crawl Downtown Lincolnton Scheduled for March 19th

The Arts Council of Lincoln County, Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, and the Lincoln County Historical Association are partnering on an exciting collaborative effort that will culminate in the Art Crawl Downtown Lincolnton on March 19, 2010 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank, the event will feature artists from Lincoln County paired with merchants in downtown Lincoln to transform their buildings into mini art galleries. The event will include fun, food, music, and art, and is open to the public. Look for Art Crawl posters at participating merchants’ buildings in downtown.