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High class flight

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Ever since he was a little boy, Roger Pipkin has always been interested in flying. “All little boys want to fly right?” he asked. Pipkin, who now lives in Huntersville, started training to fly in 1958 and retired from GulfAir, an airline company out of Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf.…

Business luncheon marks appreciation week

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Luncheon guest speaker Lin Mitchell, management communication consultant and instructor at the Duke University School of Medicine, stresses the importance of a positive attitude in solving problems. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Local businesses learned how to achieve a positive attitude at Wednesday’s annual Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon at the…

County unemployment rate up in Feb.

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The unemployment rate in Lincoln County experienced an increase from 7.1 in January to 7.2 in February. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission, said the rise is likely due to the layoffs that occurred at American and Efird plant in December. With the recent announcement of Kawai…

Realtor receives quality service award

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Century 21, Town & Country Realty in Lincolnton was awarded The Quality Service Award for 2003. The award is presented annually to Century 21 members who receive a minimum return rate of 25 percent of their post-transaction client satisfaction surveys between Jan. 1, 2003 and Oct. 31 with a minimum…

Jobless rates rose from December to January

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Unemployment rates in Lincoln County had an increase from 6.2 in December to 7 in January. Judi Morton, manager of Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said the increase at this time of year is fairly normal. “The rise in January is due to the layoffs over the holidays,” she said.…

Hometown Furniture shifts to downtown

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Mayor Bobby Huitt, owners Teresa Lowman and Mary Ann Froneberger and their families and friends cut the ribbon Thursday at the grand opening of Hometown Furniture on Main Street. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News Everything from leather couches to love seats to beds fills the new location of Hometown Furniture.…

Rotarians gear up for annual auction

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The 11th annual Rotary Auction will be held April 1, 2 and 3 at the Lincoln County Citizens Center starting at 6 p.m. Members of Lincoln County’s three Rotary Clubs are now soliciting donations. Proceeds from the auction will provide low interest student loans to Lincoln County residents to further…