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County to challenge federal health reform

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County commissioners will be asking North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Gov. Bev Perdue to consider challenging the new federal health care regulations passed by Congress earlier this year. A number of Republican attorney generals and governors around the country have said they will try to block portions of…

Around Town 5/5/2010

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ROSELAND REVIVAL Roseland Baptist Church, located at 1172 Rosehill Drive, at 6 p.m. this evening. The Rev. Jerry Phillips of Conway, S.C., will be the guest speaker. BOOK CLUB MEETING The East Lincoln Book Club will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Library in Denver. For more information…

Dunn, Hester Engagement

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Tiffany Leigh Dunn and Matthew Edward Hester announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Tiffany is the daughter of Scott and Sherry Dunn of Gastonia. She is a graduate of Victory Christian Academy and CVCC Dental Hygienist Program. She is currently employed at Comfort and Care Dentistry in Lincolnton. Matt is…

Gray, Rosenbury Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. John Gray of Whiting, N.J. and Mrs. Cheryl Gray of Lincolnton, N.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Beth Gray to Christopher Allen Rosenbury son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Marjory) Rosenbury of Charlotte, N.C. Grandparent of the bride-elect is Cassie Rockey and the groom-elect grandparents…

Third suspect in murder investigation arrested

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A third person wanted in connection with the shooting death of 24-year-old Zachary David Young was arrested Tuesday and remains in jail without bond. Andree Dontae Nixon, 25, of 1109 Catawba St., in Lincolnton, was charged with first-degree murder, a seat belt law violation, driving with a revoked license and…

DABA offers Taste of Denver

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The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) gave more than 20 local businesses some exposure at its Second Annual Taste of Denver, a networking event. Last Thursday, vendors lined the East Lincoln Community Center, offering food, crafts and other services to the public. Kim & Co. Salon and The Havana Social…

Health Fair to feature free cancer screenings

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Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center is hosting a special event in honor of Melanoma Awareness Month (May). On Saturday, the Denver-based business will hold its first Health Fair, featuring free skin cancer screenings and blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Those attending the event can also watch Glo Mineral makeup…

Teen entrepreneur has biz in the bag

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At age 15, Tiffine Pedrick has already learned the value of a dollar. Two years ago, Pedrick needed to find a summer job. She didn’t want the typical teenage summer jobs of babysitting or working at fast food restaurants. Pedrick’s parents, Kathy and Brian Pedrick, wondered if their daughter was…

Local gardener plans to host seed swap

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Rebecca White, a local gardener, is inviting other gardeners to a seed swap at her home on Saturday, May 8. The event will be held from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Rebecca lives a very short distance from the Indian Creek Industrial park near Lincolnton. To get directions or find…

Art Mill creates space for artists to create

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Four years ago, a group of Lincoln County artists searched for communal studio space. “We just came up empty-handed,” said Karen Banker, a local painter. “Everybody just kind of did their own things with their own studios.” This winter, however, Banker happened upon what she searched for years ago, and…