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50 potters featured at festival

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Potters ranging from established to up-and-coming, traditional to contemporary will be showing off their wares this Saturday at the seventh annual Burlon Craig Pottery Festival in Vale. “If you’re interested in any type of pottery, there’s 50 potters there,” said Jeff Young, an organizer. “There’s bound to be something you…

Married to a missionary

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Claudette Scott was originally going to name her memoir Married to a Missionary. “My husband had a calling, and I was hanging onto his coattails,” she said. She began to realize, however, her story was much larger. After 10 years of writing, A Pearl of Great Price: The Death and…

Banquet to fund scholarship

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A banquet will be held Saturday honoring the founding members of the Lincoln County NAACP and raising money to educate future community leaders. “Back in those days, it was dangerous to even be in the organizatoin, let alone be one of the leaders,” George Creed, secretary of the NAACP, said…

Lincolnton woman celebrates 100 years of living ‘one day to the next’

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Mary Grigg of Lincolnton celebrated her 100th birthday Monday, and she has no idea why she’s managed to live so long and stay so healthy. Has she always followed a healthy diet? Did she make a point of exercising? “Good Lord no! Never exercised – just worked,” Grigg replied. “You…

West Lincoln hosts band championship

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West Lincoln High School will host its first marching band competition this weekend. “We have a good band. We’re doing very, very well in competitive events, and it’s a way of showcasing the school,” said Jack Horner, band director. The Foothills Marching Band Championship will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday…

St. Lukes Episcopal event celebrates its early history

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The history of the church will be celebrated and its future will be made more secure at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: The Early Years 1841-1886. “We do not have tours all the time, and this is an opportunity to see the church and hear the history of some of the…

Around Town 10/16/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. COAT DRIVE The United Way…

Around Town 10/14/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. REVIVAL Links Chapel A.M.E. Zion…

Apple winner

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Honoring an Eagle Scout

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