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Around Town 11/17/2010

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SHOEBOXES Volunteers across Lincoln County are collecting shoe boxes, filled with gifts that will be sent to children in more than 90 countries. Local collection sites include Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St., Lincolnton; Anthony Grove Baptist Church, 100 Anthony Grove Road, Crouse and Denver United Methodist Church,…

Celebrating courage

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How to have a healthy, delicious Thanksgiving holiday

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Here’s how to cut the calories and include fruits and vegetables in your holiday celebrations while keeping the flavor! Take fat and calories out of your Thanksgiving dinner Turkey: Remove the skin from the turkey before serving. Add a little olive oil, lemon and herbs to provide an even more…

Ramseur letters editor to sign books

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The editor of a newly published collection of the correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur, a Civil War general and Lincolnton native, will speak and sign books from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. George Kundahl has compiled the private letters of Ramseur into the book…

Denver’s Fowler writes about being a Tar Heel

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Being a Tar Heel is about more than just attending the University of North Carolina (UNC), according to its former and current basketball players and a legendary coach. Denver resident Scott Fowler explores the significance of the Tar Heel identity in a new book. Forty-two players and coach Roy Williams…

Care Fair includes blood drive, diabetes screening

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Cason Chiropractic Center is hosting its first “Cason Care Fair” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cason Chiropractic’s patients will be setting up booths in the parking lot. Vendors include Cindi’s Sacred Garden, Dog & Suds Mobile Grooming, Cornerstone Church and JuicePlus. “It is a way to give back to…

Cornwell, Gridley Wedding

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Kasey Nicole Cornwell and Andrew James Gridley were married on October 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Debra Cornwell and the late Chris Cornwell of Lincolnton. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Gridley…

Bus driver honored for calm handling of crash with deer

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The bus driver who remained calm when a deer hit her bus windshield Oct. 6 was honored at the Lincoln County Board of Education’s November meeting. Eric Eaker, transportation director of Lincoln County Schools, praised his employee, Pam Coker, a bus driver for both East Lincoln High School and East…

Around Town 11/15/2010

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NAACP MEETING The Lincoln County branch of the NAACP will meet 6 p.m. tonight at the Oak Lawn School. Members must present their membership card or be on the membership roster to be eligible to vote. For more information, call James Friday at (704) 813-4404. REVIVAL Bethel Baptist Church, 200…

Students trained to become professionals

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