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Taking the ‘Opportunity’

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National Day of Prayer

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4-H Talent winners

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Self-exam catches breast cancer early

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Susan Lanier came out of her cancer struggle with more than the side effects of chemotherapy and a hefty bill. “It was a lesson,” said the 39-year-old breast cancer survivor. “I don’t have control.” The wife and mother of two had always been the kind of woman who liked to…

Positive attitude, faith help healing

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Tommy Hartsoe knows cancer affects all families – whether the threat is big or small. He battled cancer 22 years ago, and at age of 58, is proof of the importance of early detection. He also knows how important it is to approach things positively. “Don’t give up,” Hartsoe said.…

Farmers Market opens in Denver on Saturday

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This coming Saturday, May 5, is a date that I hope will be the start of something big. The Denver location of the Lincoln County Farmers Market will open at 8 a.m. that morning and operate until about noon (or until sell-out). The market will be held in front of…

Around Town 5/4/2007

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BLESSING OF THE VINES The second annual blessing of the vines at Woodmill Winery takes place 11 a.m. – noon Saturday, followed by the Muscadine Festival noon – 6 p.m. and spring fling dance 7 – 11 p.m. Admission free for festival. Tickets $25 couple for dance. Call to make…

Elevator going up at Trinity Lutheran

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The congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church, located on Reepsville Road in Vale, has been facing a dilemma for the past several years, a dilemma which will soon be solved thanks to a lot of planning and some fairly major construction. The majority of the church’s Sunday school classes are held…

A true and faithful servant of the people of Lincolnton

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When I was a young child back in the 1920s and 30s, the mail was delivered to our house by Evan Rudisill; all the city mail was delivered by just two carriers, Rudisill and Claude Warlick. Mr. Rudisill was not only a neighbor, but a close friend. In fact, in…

Relay ready, rain or shine

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(Editor’s note: This article previously appeared April 25. Read uplifting articles of survivors in the second section of today’s edition dedicated to Relay for Life.) The 2007 Lincolnton Relay for Life opens at 6 p.m. today at Lincolnton High School’s stadium and will include old favorites and new highlights. “Rain…