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Locks of Love

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Miranda Cecchini, 11, a sixth-grader at Lincoln Middle School began 2007 with a bang, receiving her first-ever haircut and donating her nearly 10Ð… inch long tresses to Locks of Love. Her decision to do this was prompted in August 2000, when a grandmother died from ovarian cancer. Although only 4-years-old…

An education, experience no classroom can duplicate

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While most college students traditionally choose to study abroad in European countries, one local student chose Asia. For the past four months Katie Rozycki studied tucked away between skyscrapers in Hong Kong. “By living in a foreign country, your education experience reaches far beyond the classroom walls,” said Rozycki. A…

Around Town 1/5/2007

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FIRST SUNDAY LUNCH Crouse United Methodist Church will have their First Sunday Lunch on January 7, 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Chicken pot pie, slaw, green beans, corn, rolls, dessert and tea. Plates are by donation, eat-in or take-out. Directions, from Lincolnton turn left off of the new Hwy 150…

Mortgage brokerage all about `Family`

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Traci Dellinger is in the business of helping families make their dreams come true. So it is not surprising to learn that her own family plays such a large role in the business she calls her own. Together with sister Shelli Jenkins, Dellinger owns American Family Mortgage, located beside the…

S. Ray Lowder PTA announces fall raffle winners

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The PTA at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School has announced the winners of its fall fund-raising raffle and the school’s top student sellers. Raffle winners and the prizes they were awarded are: Stacy Fisher, home computer system; Cindy Sherrill, large-screen television; Michelle Clark, I-pod; Rebecca Rudisill, $100 Wal-Mart gift card;…

Blue ribbon winner

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Odds not good re: keeping resolutions

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Welcome to January. It is a new year, and just when you thought it was safe to release the anxiety brought on by last minute Christmas shopping and a house full of hungry guests, along comes a new reason to stress out: New Year’s resolutions. In a study published by…

There`s no business like shoe business — and that may soon be a thing of the past

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During his 42 years as a shoe repairman, Howard Duncan Jr. has watched his profession’s popularity dwindle. “It’s going out fast now,” Duncan, 75, said. “The shops, they’re few and far between.” When Duncan first began, being a cobbler was a common enough trade. “I just got started, and I…

Around Town 1/3/2007

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GOSPEL SINGING The Songsters will have a gospel singing starting 7 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton. For more information call (704) 735-1390. DEBT WORKSHOPS The NC Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshops to answer these questions and help anyone striving to reduce the debt…

Lincolnton native oldest state auctioneer

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Lincolnton-native Josie Graves is the state’s oldest licensed auctioneer. “My license number is 89, and I’m 89 years old,” she said. She began her career in her 50s and is still active in the profession. As a professor at Lenoir Community College, the Kinston resident has taught thousands of aspiring…