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Complications from pneumonia claim life of ELPAC founder

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Judy Browne, the founder of the East Lincoln Political Action Committee (ELPAC), knew the results of the run-off election between county commissioner Carrol Mitchem and opponent Bruce Carlton Tuesday night. According to family friend Ray Holmes, she was elated as founder of ELPAC at the results. The next morning, her…

Older Americans Celebration 2006

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Hog Happenin’ fixin’s ’n’ fun

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You call that trash “music?” As a matter of fact, yes, and we call it “Fresh Trash.”

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North Lincoln H.S. “Band of Knights” complete successful 2005 -06 season

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Recently, the “Band of Knights” of North Lincoln High School held its annual Awards Night Ceremony, celebrating the successes of the year in band, and recognizing students who had made outstanding achievements in the area of band music. High on the list of the band’s achievements was its recent trip…

Fun for all

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Around Town 6/2/2006

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PARENTING MATTERS Parenting Matters, a hands-on, creative learning program for parents of children ages birth – 5 who want to make a difference in their child’s life and improve their parent-child relationship, begins June 7 through Aug. 2. Participants must attend seven out of eight classes to receive a Certificate…

Festival brings in bikers

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For many, gone are the days of leather, loitering and Hell’s Angels. There’s a new face of motorcycling, and it’s a kinder, gentler one. “I’m more proud of the image I’m trying to portray than anything else I do,” said Wade Roberts, owner of Trick 1 Customs. Trick 1 Customs…

World champion returns to roots

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It was just one year ago that Jerry Burgin participated in his first-ever barbecue competition at Lincolnton’s Hog Happenin.’ He won grand prize. Since that first victory, the Alexis man has gone on to earn himself a name as a national and world champion. “We never would have done it…

Health, fitness and a little magic

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On the last day of Older Americans Month, a group of Lincoln County seniors celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day. They learned about fitness, nutrition and the dangers of osteoporosis. They were also entertained by a magic show – complete with doves and a startled bunny. “We don’t want…