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Weddings at Willow Creek Inn one of a kind

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Those wishing to get married at Willow Creek Inn in Vale must be ready for intense, personal preparation. “You have to talk to me: ‘What do you like? What do you want? What are your favorite colors?’” said Mansour Zand, owner of the Inn. Weddings and wedding receptions have been…

‘Raggedy’ quilter appears on television, publishes book

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Kim Deneault had never quilted, but she wanted to help her mother, who had taken up the hobby. She designed a little square herself with dramatic colors. “Ten months later I was in Hollywood,” Deneault said. Deneault, who lives in west Lincoln, filmed a segment on HGTV’s Simply Quilts two…

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has renamed its annual art competition in honor of the late Paul C. Rhyne, one of the organization’s original founders. “He was community-minded, and he was a strong supporter of the arts,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council. Rhyne was also a…

Chamber endorses proposal to put defibrillators in vehicles

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce voted Monday to endorse a plan to equip lifesaving defibrillators into each county law enforcement vehicle. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincolnton Police are reportedly some of the few law enforcement agencies in the region to not have the machines in their cars. Defibrillators…

Fire burns three acres

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Planners approve measure requiring community input

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A new technique for rezoning which adds community input to the process will be presented to the Lincoln County Commissioners for approval. The Lincoln County Planning Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve Zoning Text Amendment 555. The amendment requires a community involvement meeting before the public hearing and would…

Golf tourney wages battle against cancer

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For the seventh year in a row, a group of people gathered at Verdict Ridge Country Club to join in the fight against breast cancer by playing the game they love. The Susan G. Komen Golf Tournament Aug. 27 was coordinated by Frances Knox, an attorney who owns Verdict Ridge…

Company plan focuses on what customer needs

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Karen Simpson always had the idea of being a business owner in the back of her mind. “I was a human resources executive in financial services and the company had a change of leadership,” she said. “I found myself looking for other opportunities.” The one that appealed to her most…

Around Town 9/12/2007

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HOMECOMING Crouse United Methodist Church will have its annual homecoming Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship service will begin at 11. The church is located at the corner of N.C. 150 West and Pleasant Grove Church Road. All members, past members and friends are invited to attend.…

Calendar, cards showcase historic sites

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The Lincoln County Historical Association’s 16-month calendar full of unexpected images comes out Friday, just in time for the Apple Festival. The calendar, which was made in a 1920s style, consists of modern-day black-and-white photographs of historic Lincoln County sites. “People are connected to their home, to their community and…