Home » Archives by category » Local News » Life (Page 285)

No rescue too small for volunteer firefighters

Share This Post

Although she is the proud owner of 80 birds, it broke Diana Vance’s heart when her small cockatiel flew out the door one cold Monday. “They say once they’re gone, they never come back,” she said. Vance, who keeps unwanted and disabled birds, followed her cockatiel for hours, hoping it…

Love Memorial Elementary aids tsunami victims

Share This Post

Children at Love Memorial Elementary School are lending a hand to victims of the South East Asia tsunamis. Staff and students recently started a service project, “Give a Heart, Lend a Hand.” Each day money is collected in buckets and added to the fund to help those affected by the…

Fire destroys home

Share This Post

VALE — Officials are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a house in western Lincoln County Monday evening. The fire broke out at 6454 Sain Milling Road at about 5:15 p.m. Monday, said Kelly Yount, captain of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. Three other departments…

Learning a love of reading

Share This Post

For many kids living in west Lincoln, Thursday morning is a time of crafts, songs and storytelling. For their mothers, it’s a time to get some peace and quiet. During the three years the West Lincoln Branch Library has been open, Thursday morning at 10:30 p.m. is story time for…

Mark Twain comes to life

Share This Post

Rumors of Mark Twain’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Find that hard to believe? Then just head to “Mark Twain! On Stage,” which comes to the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Jan. 27. “He is alive and well,” said Mary Whisonant, publicity chairwoman for the Lincoln County Concert Association.…

Play tells Confederate`s war stories

Share This Post

The story of one nameless Confederate solider will be told this Saturday night in the musical play “Soldiers in Grey.” The play, which will be held at the American Legion Building on North Aspen Street in Lincolnton, touches on life before during and after the Civil War. The performance begins…

Odd Fellows welcomes first female member

Share This Post

Although Pauline Roach is the first female member of the Lincoln County Odd Fellows, the group has never made her feel odd about not being a fellow. “I was a little apprehensive at first. I didn’t know what to expect,” she said. “I didn’t know how they would accept me,…

Fashion divas formed at academy

Share This Post

Anyone who’s looking to get pampered from head to toe and still stay on a budget needs look no further than the Cosmetic Arts Academy in Lincolnton. “Anybody and everybody is welcome as a customer,” said Kathy Pitman, instructor. Need a haircut complete with a shampoo? Five dollars please. Looking…

Cubs Scouts` Day Of Fun

Share This Post

Honoring Martin Luther King

Share This Post

At a breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, speaker O.T. Tomes chats with Michael Hill of Providence Baptist Church (above). Bill Walker (right) helps himself to some fruit. Walker was honored for his service during a program held in the evening. Sarah Grano / LTN Photos…