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Champion, Hullette Engagement

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Caroline Elizabeth Champion and Jerry Casey Hullette announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Caroline is the daughter of Tonia Reese Helton of Hilderbran and Robert Alan Champion of Salisbury. She is a 2007 graduate of East Burke High School. Casey is the son of Jerry Dean and Susan Hensley Hullette…

Student talks about Japan experiences

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A West Lincoln High School graduate, who has spent the past four months studying in Japan, spent Thursday and Friday speaking to West Lincoln Middle School seventh-grade students about her experiences. Alexis Baker spoke about Japanese fashion, boy bands, kabuki theater, sushi, fashion and technology. “No flying cars, sadly, but…

Around Town 1/25/2010

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BOOK DISCUSSION The Jonas and West Lincoln Library book clubs will host author Joyce Hosteller for a joint discussion of her book, Blue, 6 p.m. this evening at the West Lincoln Branch Library in Vale. Everyone is welcome to attend. RELAY SPONSORS The Relay for Life will have a corporate…

Five generations

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80th birthday

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Family experience informs owner of new insurance biz

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Fourteen years ago, Evelyn Fox Ross’ father purchased long term care insurance to protect his wife. Fox Ross’ father would be taken care of financially, thanks to his pension plan, but he knew there might not be enough money in case something unexpected happened to his wife’s health in the…

National Guard coming home after tour of duty

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When members of Lincolnton’s National Guard Alpha Battery First Battalion of the 113th Field Artillery come home, they’ll be greeted with yellow ribbons lining Main Street. “We have to let these men know we appreciate their sacrifices,” said Dale Punch with the American Legion. “Whether you’re for the war or…

Pageant benefits NJROTC

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West Lincoln High School’s NJROTC program has had little in the way of funding this year, but one supportive grandmother hopes to change that with sashes and sequins. “So many people are out of work, and you just can’t afford to do any functions,” said Belinda Bryson, who is guardian…

Concert honors memory

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West Lincoln teenager Sadie Redding died Jan. 31, 2007. Her death and subsequent organ donation resulted in saved and improved lives as well as a family friend’s renewed faith. “It woke me up and brought me to the way of thinking I need to have,” said Laura Abigail Page, a…

DAR hopes to honor military women

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The Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is searching for a few good women. “I’m looking for the wives and mothers of those from Lincoln County who are currently in our military – that includes the National Guard and any branch of the military of the…