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Around Town 2/10/2006

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REVIVAL Revival will be held at the Word of Life Church, Buffalo Shoals Road, 1790 Odd Fellows Building, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. For information call (704) 735-2002 or go to: www.harvesttimeforjesus.com. The speaker is Dennis Garland. FLU VACCINE Flu vaccine is available in…

For service to your country

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Surrender your heart this Valentine’s Day at premier benefit for Surrender House

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Surrender House, a home designed to provide support to women recovering from substance abuse will be hosting its premier Valentine’s Day event, “A Gala Valentine’s Night of Romance and Fun.” The event will start 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lincolnton Country Club. The affair calls for semi-formal/black tie optional. Included will…

Love letter – a perfect Valentine

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Flowers, chocolate, cute teddy bears dressed in pink sweaters – that’s not what Valentine’s Day is about. Although she’s in the business of selling romance, Ronda Phillips admits the most romantic thing she’s ever received came from pen, paper and the heart of her husband. Owner of Ronda Lenex Floral…

Principal takes on challenges

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(This is the second story in a Black History Month series featuring profiles of Lincoln County community members.) Growing up in Cherryville, Denise Patterson always knew what she wanted to do with her life. “I’ve just always had this heartfelt love for children,” she said. “I don’t know, I’ve just…

UFO expert says farewell

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Since the age of 10, George Fawcett has been devoted to unidentified flying objects. The Lincolnton man has had one sighting of his own, been visited by the Men in Black and researched the phenomenon all over the world. At the age of 86, however, it’s finally time to slow…

‘She Loves Me’ yeah, yeah, yeah

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What a catch!

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Here catfish, catfish…

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Off he flies, into the wild blue yonder at 80-years-old

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He’s no stranger to flying, and on the occasion of his 80th birthday, which was Jan. 18, Floyd “Bully” Painter had every intention of taking to the skies to celebrate. Unfortunately, strong winds kept him grounded, forcing him to postpone his celebration until 10 days later, on Jan. 28, when…