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Commitment to faith, customers helps Milhollands in a Marathon

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A recent move across Lincolnton and the addition of a tenth full-time agent has put Marathon Realty and Auction ahead in the “race.” That race, run by Lincoln County natives Wanda and Mike Milholland, is based on a cornerstone of the couple’s faith. Mike Milholland said he decided he wanted…

Crouse residents unhappy with new construction

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CROUSE – People are usually happy when new roads are put near where they live and work. That’s not the case for one recent project, a four-lane bypass in Crouse. Construction woes have left some residents with bad tastes in their mouths. Claudine Elmore lives on Pleasant Grove Church Road…

Despite his handicap, second-grader hunts, fishes and grows giant cabbage

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Eli Hager, a second-grade student at Iron Station Elementary School, is a pretty active kid. He loves the outdoors, farming, hunting and spending hours exploring nature. He also loves gymnastics, bicycling and other sports. He keeps his parents, Bonny and Eric Hager, busy. This may sound like any 7-year-old, but…

50th anniversary

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Johnnie and Rozelle Abernathy of Maiden celebrated their 50th anniversary June 23. The couple was married in 1956 in York, S.C. Johnnie is retired from Roadway Express in Conover after 31 years. Rozelle is a homemaker. They are members of Cornerstone Church in Maiden. Their children are Belinda Arruya, Lydia…

Debutante party

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Nutritionally deficient seniors not always easy to recognize

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Malnourished senior citizens don’t all appear frail, isolated and tired. In fact, most appear normal, active and in charge of their lives. Despite such an appearance, the Mayo Clinic has reported that 85 percent of adults in long term care facilities and half of all seniors cared for at home…

Biking for burned children

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Solid waste stickers to be distributed during July

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The Solid Waste Division of the Lincoln County Department of Public Works will be implementing a sticker system for citizens using the county’s convenience sites. The County will distribute Solid Waste Stickers to Lincoln County residents during the month of July. Two stickers will be mailed to the owner of…

Safety and patriotism

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Avoid DWI – Don’t drink and drive!

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Billy Holubowich of Denver replayed a scene Saturday that law enforcement officers in Lincoln County see all-too often. He was asked to walk a straight line, touching foot to ankle, to see if he’d been driving while impaired. Fortunately, Holubowich wasn’t behind the wheel of a car after drinking: he…