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Poster solicitations continue over free posters

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Sue Knittel of Sweet Things in Denver was working in her shop one day when the telephone rang. After she looked on her caller identification, she answered the phone and began speaking to a woman who said she represented a company called Labor Law Compliance out of Florida. It’s a…

Historian talks of shared heritage

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It was a mixture of music, laughter and remembrance. The Timken Room at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library was packed Monday night for a program on East Lincoln’s African American history as part of the celebration of Black History Month. East Lincoln black historian Rudolph Young presented the program and…

Dentist shatters concepts

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Many people believe going to the dentist is a painful experience when in reality, it’s not. More than 90 people got to see a dentist last Friday all at once. It wasn’t, however, for an appointment. Denver dentist Dr. Herbert Mills presented a program to attendees of Wayne’s Feast regarding…

Around Town 2/12/2007

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CURRICULUM FAIR North Lincoln High School will host a curriculum fair at the school 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be an eighth-grade student/parent meeting in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. and an Advanced Placement information meeting in the media center at 6:30 p.m. Students and parents are invited…

Cochrane recalls the Lincolnton of his youth

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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series) Lincolnton native Jerry Cochrane remembers when his hometown was more like a one-horse town. “It was a small community, where everyone knew everyone else,” Cochrane said. “There was no crime to speak of. It was a warm, friendly place without…

50th Anniversary

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New Marine’s vet’s organization formally chartered

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The Captain Jeb. F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League was officially chartered Feb. 6 by Steven T Wilson, National Vice-Commandant for the Midwest Region of the League. The detachment voted to name itself for one of Lincolntons’ own sons, a Marine aviator who was posthumously awarded the Navy…

Grand Openings

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Lincolnton mayor Bobby Huitt holds the ceremonial scissors in preparation for the ribbon cutting at the Citizens Insurance Center Agency grand opening that took place Feb. 2. To the left of the mayor are Lincolnton-Lincoln County chamber of commerce chairman Jack Funk and Mark Mullen, owner of Citizens Insurance. Behind…

Blondes aren’t so dumb, so watch it with the jokes, pal

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Four members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors, all blondes, recently attended the 86th North Carolina Association of Realtors Inaugural ceremony in Pinehurst. Sheila Rudisill with All Points Realty was inducted as the Region 7 vice president and serves on the NCAR Board of Directors. Marsha Jordan, CRS, GRI,…

Dairy farm no longer milking it

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A.D. Shrum and his first cousin Gerald Williams have both spent all of their 65 years living on a dairy farm. Soon, however, the two owners of S.S.W. Farm plan to sell their milk cows and retire from the business. For most of their lives, the men have had to…