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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…

60th Anniversary

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Bob and Margaret Jetton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 14. Bob has two brothers, Bill and Jim, and a sister, Jeanette. Margaret has two sisters, Evelyn Seagle and Shirley Smith, and brothers, Willard, Harold, Truett, Jerry and Don.…

92nd Birthday

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‘Loss of words’ never a problem for Guy McIntosh

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In these chaotic and uncertain times, it is not uncommon to hear citizens voicing their dissatisfaction with government, politics and often this country in general. What is less common, however, is seeing a person actually trying to do his or her part to change those things that warrant criticism. Guy…