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Class reunions

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The Union High School classes of 1941 and 1942 met at the Howard’s Creek Community Center in Vale on Nov. 3 for their 65th and 66th class reunions. Members of the 1942 class are (above, from left to right): Robert “Jim” Burgin, Peggy Jonas Hallman, Virginia Meeks Elmore (sitting in…

Superintendent awarded for super job

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Party time at Sunrise Community

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LEDA names manager

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Lincoln Economic Development Association has tapped the member services representative for the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce to act as existing business manager. Crystal Gettys, who worked for 15 years in mechanical contracting, will maintain and expand relations with industries already located in Lincoln County. She will also work closely with…

Search for new Lincoln County manager narrows

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The search for the county’s first new manager in nearly a decade is narrowing, and front runners are beginning to emerge. Commission Chairman Tom Anderson said “less than five and more than two,” candidates officially remain as contenders for the position, vacated after the firing of Stan Kiser last summer.…

Class of 1957

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90th birthday

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Diocese honors Denver woman

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Celia Deese is not one of those people who just shows up for church on Sunday mornings. Deese, a member of the Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by the Lake, recently was presented the Distinguished Communicant Award by the Diocese of Western North Carolina. The rector at Saint Peter by…

Associate of the Year

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This dog became man’s best friend

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Sgt. Max Garner Jr. of the Virginia National Guard was never a big fan of lap dogs. The Lincolnton native, who joined the Guard in the 1980s after moving to Virginia to work for what was then Heafner Tire, did have two German shepherds. But they were old and had…