Home » Archives by category » Local News (Page 1078)

Quilts and history: All in one weekend

Share This Post

Cherryville residents are gearing up for the first-ever Cherryville Quilt Show and Historical Weekend. “We’re very excited to start this event and hope that a lot of people come to the show and take advantage of all that Cherryville has to offer,” Paulette Sewell-Gibson, owner of the Ladybug Emporium, said.…

61-year hobby is productive effort

Share This Post

It all started in 1947 with a Bible featuring a chart for seven generations of family. For genealogist Lorena Eaker, 81, it has turned into a 61-year hobby that has resulted in four books. “We got curious about those seven generations, and we started working on them,” Eaker said. She…

Peeler relocates furniture business to Court Square

Share This Post

Folks who drive around downtown Lincolnton’s Court Square may have noticed a business called Furniture Construction Company. While it’s been there less than a year, owner Terry Peeler says the business is far from new. Peeler originally opened his business 30 years ago. It was located in downtown Lincolnton until…

Lincoln relaxes watering rules

Share This Post

Due to ongoing water conservation efforts by Lincoln County water customers and the slowly improving drought conditions in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, water use restrictions in Lincoln County have been relaxed to allow outside water use two days per week through the month of November. This means watering of lawns,…

Hip-hop explodes at dance studio

Share This Post

Dancer Jackson Alvarez has stepped up to success in a big way as a touring member of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Alvarez, a hip-hop instructor for Star Struck Studios, located at 5505 N.C. 150 E., has been inspired by the thumping beat of hip-hop since he was a child.…

Community Activities

Share This Post

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER New Vision Child Development Center (of New Vision Ministries) will have a chicken pie supper 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the daycare building. The fundraiser will benefit the daycare. Cost is $6 per plate, and plates include chicken pie, green beans, slaw, roll, tea…

Peak Fitness awards runners

Share This Post

Peak Fitness hasn’t opened the doors to its Lincolnton location yet, but General Manager Steven Jolly has already found a way to get involved in the community. He gave away two gift certificates to the fitness center – each valued at $300 – to the top male and female runners…

Church Briefs

Share This Post

CRUISE-IN The first Ken Connor Memorial Cruise-In for Christ will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver. Donations and profits will benefit the Ken Connor Memorial Fund for the education of Justin and Cayce Connor. Cars 25 years old and older are welcome.…

Senior Apple Queen crowned

Share This Post

Fresh from the brick oven

Share This Post

Brian Rollins’ brick oven pizza business, Good Wood, has taken him to many different places – festivals, private parties, vacation Bible schools and, just once, a nudist colony. “One hundred and fifty naked people waiting on pizza,” Rollins said, describing the event. “I tell you what, sometimes it’s best to…