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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…

School board chair, vice chair back in their old positions

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Two months after he stepped down as chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Education, George Dellinger took back the gavel. After a nomination from Joan Avery, Dellinger was unanimously voted to head the group by his peers. “I’ve done what I’ve done for a reason,” Dellinger said of his…

Remembering the attacks

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Litter sweep starts Saturday

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Encouraging individuals, civic groups and businesses to help clean up area roadsides is the goal of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department through the Fall Litter Sweep campaign beginning Saturday. During Monday’s Lincoln County Commissioners meeting, the board proclaimed Sept. 15-29 as Fall Litter Sweep 2007 in Lincoln County. They…

Schools add eighth nurse’s position

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Thanks to money through the state’s School Nurse Funding Initiative, Lincoln County Schools will add a nurse at its schools. The grant money, totaling $50,000, will bring the district’s full-time nurse count to eight and its student-nurse ratio to approximately one nurse to every 1,500 students. “We’re getting there, we…

Around Town 9/14/2007

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DINNER The Refuge Church of God of Prophecy, 614 Huss St., Lincolnton, under Pastor Ray Sutherland will have a dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be meat, two vegetables, dessert, roll and tea. Proceeds go towards the building fund. REUNION The East Lincoln High School class of 1987…

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…