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Greater Tuna

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“Greater Tuna,” a comedy about Texas’ third smallest town where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, will open Jan. 19 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The play is currently in rehearsal and stars Tony Wentz (above, as Leonard Childers) and Michael Helms (below, as Petey…

Candid shot earns amateur photographer ‘Best in Show’

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Since discovering photography at the age of 67, Gerald Johnson always has a digital camera handy. “I go out and in a day’s time I’ll take about 100 shots, and if I’ve got one good sot, I feel lucky,” said the High Shoals resident. “And I erase them, and the…

Striving to be top dog

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Chubby is 150 fluffy, furry pounds of pure energy and animal magnetism. “He loves to go to the dog shows. He’s a showman,” said his owner, Jack Kuster of Pumpkin Center. “He’s always been ‘Here I am! Look at me!” Chubby, a 4-year-old St. Bernard, has received 40 Best of…

60th anniversary

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Billy W. and Gertrude Milburn recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Fat Boy’s in Mooresville and on Christmas day at their son Randy’s home in Sherrills Ford along with their daughter, Patricia, and her husband Don and family. The couple was married on Dec. 15, 1945 in Gaffney, S.C.…

Around Town 1/13/2006

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FLU VACCINES The practice of Dr. John E. Marshall, 104 Lincoln Medical Park, Lincolnton, has a limited amount of flu vaccine available. Cost is $13 for administration fee. Hours will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call (704) 735-4445 to make an appointment. SINGING Real Faith will be singing at…

Around Town 1/11/2006

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LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. will hold a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The menu includes country ham, chicken and dumplings, vegetables, salads, homemade biscuits and desserts. Take out orders are available. All donations will be accepted for the building fund. For more…

Horse community offers aid after stable fire

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The night of Dec. 31, Anna Lyman, owner of Rose Hill Farms, woke up to a popping noise. Her room was covered in a red glow. She soon realized her beloved stables, which sat in front of her home and housed 17 horses, were up in flames. She grabbed her…

One-man show tackles life of Franklin

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Ben Franklin, the man who discovered electricity, helped found America and stood up for democracy, celebrates his 300th birthday this month. In a celebration of his life, Barrie Howard, a local playwright, musician and actor has created a one-man show. “When I talk about it, people are interested,” Howard said.…

Legends in Concert

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DABA trees benefit Amy’s House

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Members of the Denver Area Business Association and Amy’s House gathered at Peoples Bank at the intersection of N.C. 16 and 73 for a very special cause. Representatives from Amy’s House, the domestic violence shelter in Lincoln County, were presented with a check for $959. “The money came from the…