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Denver biz owner launches charter limousine service

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Want to ride in style? Jim Rose, owner of Pet Mania in Denver and Huntersville, has partnered with Charlotte Party Charters to start K&J Charters, a luxury limousine charter service. The revamped charter bus features custom-made leather seats, a flat-screen television, special lighting, a sound system with 13 speakers and…

Couple brings Pack and Ship to Denver

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Michael and Deborah Price have opened Pack and Ship in Denver. The business offers full packaging and shipping services locally and internationally. Customers can also make color or black-and-white copies, order business cards and letterhead and purchase gifts, such as stuffed animals, scrap booking materials, picture frames and greeting cards…

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly wins prize

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An ingredient was left out of the 2009 Lincoln Times-News Holiday Recipe Contest’s Grand Prize Winner’s recipe. The complete recipe is as follows: Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Ingredients: 1 Ð… cup jalapeno pepper, chopped fine Ð… cup green bell pepper, chopped fine 6 Ð… cup sugar 1 Ð… cup white vinegar…

Around Town 11/23/2009

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BABYSITTING The Hills Chapel United Methodist Church youth are offering to baby-sit infants through fifth-graders while parents are shopping for the holidays. The cost is $10 per child for up to 4 hours and $20 per child for more than 4 hours. Proceeds will benefit youth programs. Walk-ins are welcome…

First Runner Up

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Animal rescue groups need help

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Several local animal rescue groups need your help. Adkins Pet Center of Iron Station, 4 Paws Animal Rescue of Denver, and Angels for Felines, the Humane Society of Lincoln County and Lincoln County Animal Control, all of Lincolnton, are participating in the “America’s Favorite Animal Shelter” contest, sponsored by Care2.com…

Around Town & Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host a Kidz Klub for children age 3 to 5th grade from 6-8 p.m. this evening. Dinner will be served followed by crafts and games. Reservations are not required. GREENERY HANGING The First Baptist Church, located in the 600 block of N.…

Potter welcomes in public

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Kimbrell Frazier’s pottery is sold in more than 30 galleries across the country, but you’ll find the best prices and customer service at her studio right here in Pumpkin Center. “I try to make the pricing more affordable and easier for people to have some fine, handmade work,” Frazier said.…

Personal artist now published

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When Laurie Bostian was a student at Appalachian State University she decided that one day she would create a children’s book. “I thought ‘I’m going to do this. I’m going to be published. I’m deciding that right now,’” she said. Her first book Appalachian State A to Z is now…

Giving teens a Christmas

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When it comes to Christmas giving, teenagers in need are often left out. “Our teen board last year said ‘You know, all the giving trees are up to the age of 14 if they’re for children so teenagers don’t get Christmas,’” said Laura Slack, director of the United Way of…