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Richard brings grooming skills to Prestigious Petz

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If you ask Brad Richard what he enjoys most about his new job, the answer is easy for him. “I get to play with dogs all day,” he said. “How could you not have fun playing with dogs all day?” Richard recently opened Prestigious Petz, a grooming salon and cageless…

Lincoln man charged in Cherryville break-in

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A Lincolnton man was arrested Christmas Eve after he allegedly stole more than $4,000 metal from a Cherryville business. Terry Allen Varner, 35, of 1660 N.C. 182, is accused of breaking into JBC Enterprise and taking material estimated at $4,300, said Lt. Mike Allred of the Cherryville Police Department. The…

Donors support Christian Ministry

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County served 590 families with food and 953 children with toys this Christmas season. The organization also includes a soup kitchen, a meal-delivery service, a nursing home ministry and financial assistance during emergencies. Donations this year included: n Freedom Church – $1,500 n Joseph M. Rhyne…

Cherryville suspect charged in purse theft

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A Gaston County man is in jail after he allegedly duped a 78-year-old woman into opening her car door to steal her purse. Cherryville Police say Jerry Wayne Phillips, 38, of 233 Hastings Road in Bessemer City, is accused of taking the woman’s pocketbook from her grasp last week in…

The night before Christmas in Denver

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Santa Claus normally makes his arrival in a sleigh led by nine reindeer. On Christmas Eve, Santa rode through the Denver area in a red fire truck, driven by Denver Fire Chief Jay Flynn. David Noble, a Denver firefighter, was dressed as Santa, donning a thick, red suit and black…

Caldwell named Denver Area Biz Person of Year

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Rhonda Caldwell has been named the Denver Area Business Association’s Person of the Year. Incoming DABA President Brad Simmons said Caldwell is always willing to help out any way she can. “I don’t believe she has the word ‘no’ in her vocabulary,” he said. “She works tirelessly for DABA and…

Simmons set to lead DABA in new year

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Brad Simmons has several goals for the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) in 2010. As incoming president, effective Jan. 1, Simmons wants to make sure the organization’s Board of Directors and Ambassadors are able to directly communicate with members. Through the Web site, members will be contacted multiple times prior…

Around Town 12/30/2009

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WATCH NIGHT Gospel Way Baptist Church, located at 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road in Cherryville, will have a Watch Night Service from 8 p.m. until Midnight Thursday. A meal will be served at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church office at (704) 445-8420 or www.gospelwayonline.org. SERVICE New Providence Full…

New owners to reopen gym as The Rock Fitness

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As 2010 approaches, people are making resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. The Rock Fitness can help make that goal a reality. Chip Stewart owns All-American Fitness in Lincolnton and Statesville and LKN Athletic Club in Denver. Recently, he and his wife, Angie, went into a partnership with Jerry and…

Turkey in time for Christmas

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