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Around Town 12/28/2007

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CONFERENCE The Shepherd’s Heart Outreach Center will sponsor the Women’s Conference Premiere 2008 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 in the Northstate Conference Room on the third floor of the Comfort Inn, East Main Street, Lincolnton. The conference’s theme will be “Praise is THE…

Hof Textiles has expansion plans

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From Zetafelt to Zetatherm, a local company makes non-woven fabrics that can be found in almost every vehicle. In 1992, Hof Textiles began production of non-woven fabrics for automotive and apparel applications at the Indian Creek Industrial Park. “Non-woven fabrics have a huge variety of technical properties,” Dr. Lothar Hackler,…

Amazing glaze

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Although Sue Beatenhead has dealt with her share of battles over the years, her daily life is now devoted to relaxing, glazing and amazing. “My whole premise is ‘Come and have fun,’” said Beatenhead, owner of Glaze N Amaze in Crouse. “I’m not here to make a million dollars. I’m…

Jenny House Crouse landmark

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For most people, remembering long-lost relatives is a matter of sifting through yellowed documents or examining grainy photographs. For Robert Dellinger, it only takes a trip to Crouse. There’s a small house there known as the Jenny House. It was built by Alfred Mullen, an ancestor of Dellinger’s. For Dellinger…

Potter sticks with tradition

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Kim Ellington has lived in West Virginia, Germany and the woods of Waynesboro, but, in his opinion, Lincoln County is the most impressive place he’s ever called home. “Lincoln County as far as I’m concerned is the center of the earth for pottery,” Ellington said. Ellington, now 53, started studying…

Unconventional groundbreaking

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Optimists set essay contest

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The East Lincoln Optimist Club invites Denver-area students to participate in an essay scholarship contest that could award up to $6,000 in college scholarships. Participants must elaborate on the topic “Today’s Choices Shape My Future.” The top three writers selected by three East Lincoln community members will be given medallions.…

50th Reunion

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Ministry offers meal

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Benefit game aids Virginia Tech

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Many people around the country were touched by the events of April 16, 2007, when a gunman opened fire on the campus of Virginia Tech, killing 32 people before turning the gun on himself. Yet for some, the Virginia Tech massacre hit a little closer to home. J.T. Spanos, who…