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Business Spotlight: Eaker’s Nursery

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eaker’s Nursery and Tree Farm, located at 2760 Highway 274 in Cherryville, has been in business for nearly 30 years, but the land has been in the family for generations. “We’re four generations of farmers,” co-owner and grower Alisa Eaker said. “My great-grandfather, Doras Eaker, grew…

Obituaries — 9-5-14

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Jimmy Niles Hudson Jimmy Niles Hudson, 70, of Lincolnton, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Gastonia. A native of Gastonia, he was the son of the late Kenneth Hudson. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Meg. Mr. Hudson was co-founder…

Artist: Don’t try this at home

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Jason Bolton uses fire as a medium in artistic endeavors ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Jason Bolton plays with fire. The self-taught artist and happily married father of four expresses his creativity in a way that leaves many people either confused or enthralled. “It usually goes one of two ways,” Bolton…

City readying to roll out new trash bins

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Northern Lincolnton residents will be the first in the city to receive city-provided trash containers in 2015, the first step in an effort to decrease the waste-stream and improve residential recycling trends. Veteran Public Works employees Steve Littlejohn and Salvador Sosa were given the honor on…

Lincolnton hardware store marks 50 years of family business

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer It’s hard to imagine that Saine Ace Hardware began in a space that occupied less than 1,500 square feet. Fifty years ago, Kenneth Saine and his young wife Alta saved their money and decided that they wanted to own their own business. “I was selling furniture…

Bluegrass festival grew out of family’s love for being together

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JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for education of its virtue. — Plato Unlike most music festivals, where profit is the goal, the Catawba Valley Music Revival, formerly known as the Coot Williams Road Music Festival, uses its proceeds to provide soul…

Around Town — 9-5-14

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FRIDAY The Little Mermaid The Hickory Community Theatre presents The Little Mermaid, running until September 21 at the Jeffers Theatre in Hickory. For ticket prices and show times, please call (828) 328 – 2283. Horseshoe Doubles Tournament Gaston Count Parks and Recreation will host a horseshoe doubles tournament at George…

Harvey ~ Rhodes Wedding

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Alicia Emily Harvey and Charles Lee Rhodes were united in marriage at The Laboratory Mill in Lincolnton on June 7, 2014. Rev. Dale Pederson officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. Alicia is the daughter of Sherry and Sam Hovis of Stanley and Mack and Sonia Harvey of Lincolnton. Her grandparents are…

Criminal Charges — 9-5-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Andre Kilgore, 24, of 4767 Stratford Lane in Denver was charged August 30 with one count weapon possession by felon. A $2500 secured bond was set. Steven Andrew Wyatt, 29, of 302 N Pilot Knob Road in Denver was charged…

Summer is officially over, changes ahead

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Most of us believe that Labor Day officially ends the vacation days of summer and that the temperatures will drop, giving us cooler weather. We know that the leaves will start changing color and that trees drop all those acorns and hickory nuts that cause squirrels…