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Around Town 10/12/2005

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BENEFIT A hot dog/barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove Methodist Church in Vale. The sale will benefit Ronnie Sain, who has cancer, and his family. For information call (704) 276-1443. REUNION The 38th annual A.L. Heavner family reunion will be held Sunday…

Stopping hunger globally, locally

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Luncheon honoring seniors pays tribute to their rights

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After 13 years, the move to a larger facility was not only a necessity, it was inevitable. Thus was the 14th annual National Residents’ Rights celebrated in a roomier new location, the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Traditionally, we held this at the senior center, but we outgrew the space,”…

Area seniors have a good showing, bring home medals in this year’s Senior Games

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Last week, my wife and I traveled to Raleigh to participate in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals competition. We joined 2,900 other adults aged 55 and older from all 100 counties in North Carolina. These participants had earned the right to go to the annual event in the…

TV meteorologist talks of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath at Rotary meeting

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“It was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done,” said Brad Panovich. Continuing, he said it was also “a horrific yet amazing experience.” Panovich, the weekend meteorologist for Charlotte station WCNC-TV, was speaking of his first-hand experience with Hurricane Katrina. The Powerpoint presentation he made at Monday’s Rotary Club…

Around Town 10/10/2005

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Ryan’s Steak House for its annual business meeting. MEETING The Sons of the Confederate Veterans – General Robert F Hoke/General William J Hoke, Camp 1616 will…

You go, Girl Scouts!

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And the winner is….

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Around Town 10/7/2005

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SINGING The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. Dinner will be at 5 p.m., before the singing. Everyone is invited. For information, call (704) 276-1529. YARD SALE The youth of Southside Baptist Church will have a…

Catching some air

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There’s a reason they call him Kamikaze Kaylor. With a slew of first place trophies for motorcross racing and a “no fear” approach to 65-foot jumps, Jesse Kaylor has earned the name. “If I wreck or something, they know I’m coming back and I’m going to be at the front…