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A bear and a pair of sunglasses

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist As told by Amber Lawson   It seems as though best friends always have great fun doing average things. My best friend, Jessica, and I went on a two-week beach vacation in April of 2005. We were having such a good time we didn’t want it…

Angel Bows

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VFW awards contest winners

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Hesed House honors Cataler

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Lincolnton resident earns CBCC scholarship

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas recently announced that Lincolnton resident Karla Perez Lopez is its “2013-2014 Holiday Heroes” scholarship winner. The Holiday Heroes program allows high school and college students to partner with the CBCC and host blood drives during the holiday…

Extension Grows Here: Credit Reports vs Credit Scores

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  LEIGH GUTH  Guest Columnist   Since the holidays, there has been constant dialog about breeches in data security at major retailers. If you are like me, I was not concerned until the news broke about Target, and I received an email from the company apologizing that my financial data…

Service News

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  Air Force Airman Cody L. Acton recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in  San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who…

Club News

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Priscilla Book Club The January meeting of the Priscilla Book Club was hosted by Sara Miller. Following dessert, members shared news, and Doris Little introduced members to Lincolntonian Jerry Hartman’s book A Great Golden Sun. President Kay Barefoot read correspondence from the Good Neighbor Shop and Coalition Against Child Abuse,…

Shrum named North 321 Volunteer Fireman of the Year

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Gaston College seeking nominees for Altrusa Award

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Gaston College is seeking nominations for its 2014 Altrusa Award for Excellence. Established by Altrusa International of Gastonia through the Gaston College Foundation, the award seeks to reward a fulltime Gaston College faculty or staff member. Award recipients are recognized with a cash prize. The college…