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Second competition brings home national barbecue title

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Patience, timing and a good piece of meat – that’s what it takes to make award-winning barbecue. Jerry Burgin of Alexis learned this over 15 years of cooking and that knowledge recently earned him first place at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, Ga. Although he has a history of…

Denver business owners reacting to news of possible Lowes Home Improvement

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Business owners in eastern Lincoln County are reacting to recent word of another “big box” store coming to N.C. 73 near the N.C. 16 interchange. Initially, some, like Marta Carlson with Paradise Gardens Garden Center, are concerned about Lowe’s Home Improvement locating a 139,000-square-foot store and retail complex. “Lowe’s will…

PeeWee Panthers

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50th Aniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by family at the Lincoln Country Club. They have two sons, Mark Sain of Lincolnton and Chad Sain of Kernersville and six grandchildren.…

Foster parents providing family

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All children deserve a good, caring home, but for those placed in the foster care system, finding that home is easier said than done. “Everybody needs a family,” said Jessica Towery, adoption social worker with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. “That’s what we’re really advocating.” While social workers…

Master potter focus of new exhibit

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Burlon Craig, Lincoln County’s most famous potter, started selling his wares as a teenager for 10 cents a gallon. As the world around him changed and people turned to plastic rather than pottery for functional use, Craig altered his focus, but continued the work he loved. “Really he made pottery…

Cheering to victory

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For 28 years, ministry has helped provide for needy

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, Inc. was organized in 1977 by a handful of churches in Lincoln County. These churches wanted a central location where they could refer persons in need and assist them. We were created by the churches in Lincoln County and act on their behalf in doing…

Do the twist

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Holiday weight gain on the brain? Proper action can keep pounds away

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Although it’s a time honored tradition, few people look forward to gaining weight during the holiday season. Huge family meals, holiday parties and buffet tables covered in chocolate prove quite tempting throughout November and December. In order to promote a healthier holiday, the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension organized a night…