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Class Reunion

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The Blackburn School classes of 1927-1952 celebrated their reunion recently at Blackburn Elementary School. Those attending included (from front) Willie Isenhour McDonald, Essie Jarrett Reinhardt, Howard Jarrett, Wilma Rudisill Ramsey, Beulah Heavner, Josephine Jones Childres, Orpha Smith Heavner, Alice Abernethy Whisnant, Mary Helen Mullen Biggerstaff, Nettie Prue McCaslin Neagle, Violet…

Chapter Addicts — Readers ready for book sale

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Early on Saturday morning, readers will be lining up outside the Lincoln County Public Library ready to have the first crack at its library book sale. “We have people waiting out there in the dark,” said Lesley Levine, the library director. The doors open at 9 a.m. allowing the hungry…

Southern Spirits — Barefoot tells ghostly tales

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Dan Barefoot says he cannot prove that ghosts exist but he believes there are forces at work in science that cannot be explained. With his recent release of his ninth book, Barefoot wrote some haunted tales just in time for Halloween. The book entitled, “Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of…

Kelly Paris — Vocal law enforcement

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Kelly Paris made his singing debut with a rendition of “Jesus Loves Me.” That was for his aunt’s wedding. He was 3 years old. Now Paris, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, is spending up to two weekends a month in Nashville working on his budding solo career.…

50th Anniversary

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Lego Village

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Wendy Campbell, a 2002 graduate of East Lincoln High School and current junior at Wingate University, attended the University of Copenhagen in Denmark last semester. She attended Legoland while in Denmark, where several miniature landscapes are created entirely from the small plastic blocks. Campbell stands before a pure Lego village…

First Baptist Church releases third cookbook

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Recipes with a hint of Lincoln County history are now on sale. The cookbook committee of First Baptist Church has compiled their third publication, “Seasoned With Blessings Volume III.” The keepsake cookbook features almost 1,000 recipes including appetizers, main dishes, desserts and others. The book starts off with a history…

Lincoln Theatre Guild earns three nominations

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild was recently honored with nominations from the Metrolina Theatre Association. MTA, which represents more than 50 theater groups and theatrical artists, directors and producers in the Charlotte region, held its inaugural awards ceremony, the Metrolina Theatre Awards, Sept. 19 at the McGlohon Theatre in Spirit Square.…

Waist not, want not

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Exercise and low-carb diet burn 140 pounds Anita McCall grins as she holds up size-24 pants. The large pair of denim jeans represents her first victory in weight loss — dropping from a size 26 to a 24. The now size-4 woman speaks up about balancing life, fitness and healthy…

Old Salem

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