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New location, new owners for Red Rooster

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Cecilia and Frank Digh are the new owners of Red Rooster, a furniture and home dйcor store. John Henkel, and his wife, Lynn, opened Red Rooster in February 2008, but decided to retire and sold the business to his sister, Cecilia Digh. The couple, both retired, were looking for something…

Denver biz owner launches charter limousine service

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Want to ride in style? Jim Rose, owner of Pet Mania in Denver and Huntersville, has partnered with Charlotte Party Charters to start K&J Charters, a luxury limousine charter service. The revamped charter bus features custom-made leather seats, a flat-screen television, special lighting, a sound system with 13 speakers and…

Around Town 11/23/2009

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BABYSITTING The Hills Chapel United Methodist Church youth are offering to baby-sit infants through fifth-graders while parents are shopping for the holidays. The cost is $10 per child for up to 4 hours and $20 per child for more than 4 hours. Proceeds will benefit youth programs. Walk-ins are welcome…

First Runner Up

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Shoeboxes make a difference

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A shoebox full of small items can make an impact on a child in need this holiday season. “It’s a very simple project,” said Kristin Turner, media relations coordinator for the Western Piedmont Team of Operation Christmas Child. “It doesn’t cost a lot of money to do. Kids love to…

Deputies seeking tips on two theft incidents

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Authorities are asking for any information that can lead to the arrest of whoever took items in two unrelated incidents. On Oct. 19, several landscaping items were taken from a shed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Sheriff’s Detective Sally Dellinger said in a news release. Items included two lawnmowers, three…

Animal rescue groups need help

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Several local animal rescue groups need your help. Adkins Pet Center of Iron Station, 4 Paws Animal Rescue of Denver, and Angels for Felines, the Humane Society of Lincoln County and Lincoln County Animal Control, all of Lincolnton, are participating in the “America’s Favorite Animal Shelter” contest, sponsored by Care2.com…

Around Town & Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host a Kidz Klub for children age 3 to 5th grade from 6-8 p.m. this evening. Dinner will be served followed by crafts and games. Reservations are not required. GREENERY HANGING The First Baptist Church, located in the 600 block of N.…

Potter welcomes in public

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Kimbrell Frazier’s pottery is sold in more than 30 galleries across the country, but you’ll find the best prices and customer service at her studio right here in Pumpkin Center. “I try to make the pricing more affordable and easier for people to have some fine, handmade work,” Frazier said.…

Personal artist now published

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When Laurie Bostian was a student at Appalachian State University she decided that one day she would create a children’s book. “I thought ‘I’m going to do this. I’m going to be published. I’m deciding that right now,’” she said. Her first book Appalachian State A to Z is now…