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Foster parents providing family

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All children deserve a good, caring home, but for those placed in the foster care system, finding that home is easier said than done. “Everybody needs a family,” said Jessica Towery, adoption social worker with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. “That’s what we’re really advocating.” While social workers…

Master potter focus of new exhibit

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Burlon Craig, Lincoln County’s most famous potter, started selling his wares as a teenager for 10 cents a gallon. As the world around him changed and people turned to plastic rather than pottery for functional use, Craig altered his focus, but continued the work he loved. “Really he made pottery…

Cheering to victory

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Around Town 11/18/2005

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OLD FASHIONED DAY Lunch will follow the Sunday worship service at Roseland Baptist Church. Singing featuring the Followers, blue grass gospel, will start at 2 p.m. FISH/ HOT DOG SALE There will be a fish plate and hot dog plate sale Saturday at Tuckers Grove United Methodist Church, 4553 N.C.…

Easley declares November as Home and hospice care month

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Governor Easley has proclaimed November as Home and Hospice Care month. This year’s theme is “All Roads Lead Home,” in honor of home care and hospice employees who are victims of Hurricane Katrina. In honor of the occasion, the Lincoln County Home Health agency will hold an open house from…

For 28 years, ministry has helped provide for needy

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, Inc. was organized in 1977 by a handful of churches in Lincoln County. These churches wanted a central location where they could refer persons in need and assist them. We were created by the churches in Lincoln County and act on their behalf in doing…

Looking for a summer job led to a writing career

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Current and former fans of Tarheel basketball were able to see Chapel Hill alumnus, Denver resident and writer Scott Fowler this past Monday night. He was there to sign copies of his latest book, “North Carolina Tar Heels: Where Have You Gone?” at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library in Denver.…

Blum dedicated to a vision of perfect motion

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While it has a Stanley address and a Mount Holly telephone number, cabinet hardware manufacturer Blum is firmly entrenched in eastern Lincoln County. That’s according to general manager and chief executive officer Karl Reudisser. “When we came here in 1979 from Hickory, we didn’t get any economic incentives from Lincoln…

Feast celebrating 11 years

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George Harris laughs when he remembers how his wife, Mabel, asked him to attend the first Second Friday Feast. “Someone told us that it was starting and Mabel said I was going to go,” said George. That was 11 years ago, according to Mabel, who said they haven`t missed a…

Around Town 11/16/2005

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SPECIAL SERVICE Minister Sylvester Charles of the Unity Gospel Singers will be ministering at Maiden Apostolic Tabernacle, 4183 Providence Mill Road, Maiden at 7 p.m. on Friday. Pastor Randy Ivey and the church invite everyone to attend. For more information call (704) 276-3949 CRAFT AND BAKE SALE Salem Baptist Church…