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Race 101 offers chance to learn racing basics

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Two Sherrills Ford teens know exactly what they want to do with their lives. Travis Byrd and Trevor Edwards are determined to be National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) stars. “I want to make a living racing,” Edwards said. “I’ve always had a dream of making it to…

Cats to stay as Ace owners retire

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Ace Hardware may be closing, but the shop’s four cats that have their own fan base are not going anywhere. Nick Hudnall, and his wife, Debbie, bought Ace Hardware in 1985 from Tom and Nancy Patterson. But on Monday, they will retire and close the store. However, the store’s four…

Around Town 2/10/2010

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PREGNANCY CENTER The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lincoln County has moved to it’s new location at 621 Clarks Creek Road. Office hours are from 9-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. For more information, call (704) 732-3384. SCHOLARSHIP The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Association is accepting applications for a $750…

Being landline locked in a cell-phone world

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I remember the first time I became acquainted with a cell phone. It belonged to a friend of mine. His name was Andrew. He was very cute. He could call his parents to come pick us up from places with his magical, portable phone. I remember how impressive this was.…

Engarement: Houser, Sisk

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Lisa Mae Houser and Robert Eugene Sisk announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Lisa is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dan Houser of Lowesville. She is employed at Gaston Hospital. Robert is the son of Mrs. Mildred S. Sisk and the late Paul Henry Sisk of Lincolnton. He is…

Around Town 2/8/2010

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SCHOLARSHIP The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Association is accepting applications for a $750 scholarship. The scholarship is available to students pursuing a college degree in a business-related field of study. Applications may be obtained from the financial aid office at your local community college. For more information, call the…

Car of the Year

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Wedding: Woodie, Kennedy

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Aaron Elizabeth Woodie and Matthew Douglass Kennedy exchanged marriage vows October 10, 2009, at Linville Ridge Country Club, Linville, N.C. The Rev. Mike Devine officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Perry Woodie and Ms. Elizabeth Matelski of Linville Falls. Grandparents are Mrs. Louise Gaye…

Engagement: Mullen, Wise

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Kathryn Nan Mullen and Robert Aaron Wise announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Katie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stuart Mullen of Lincolnton. She graduated from North Lincoln High School in 2007 and will graduate from Appalachian State University in May of 2011 with a Bachelor of…

Engagement: Wintermute, Rhyne

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Brianna Lyn Wintermute and Seth Allen Rhyne announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Brianna is the daughter of Chris and Becca Wintermute of Little Falls, N.Y. She is a 2007 graduate of Mohawk Valley Christian Academy in Little Falls, N.Y. and graduated for Lancaster Bible College with a degree in…