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Faith and family celebrated at birthday

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Family and friends of Essie Foster came from across the nation to celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton. As Foster walked into the crowded room, a look of excitement came across her face. “To see all of these people, well you know that’s exciting,” she…

Around Town 6/30/2008

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HOSPICE MEETING Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County invites all who have experienced the death of a loved one and would like to meet others in the grief recovery process through a monthly meeting. The meeting will be at noon on July 1 at the Hospice office, located at…

From early years, music was passion

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Joe Mannino always had a voice. He just didn’t always use it. The longtime Lincoln County resident has his own recording studio in Denver, where he teaches voice and guitar. And he’s performed for everyone from politicians to the parishioners at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where he’s a member. Although…

Marshals’ operation corrals 3 in Lincoln

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Three fugitives wanted in Lincoln County were apprehended during a week-long operation issued by United States Marshals and local authorities. Operation Falcon 2008, which took place June 15-22, targeted violent offenders, sex offenders and gang members, said Steve Gladden, senior deputy criminal investigator for the U.S. Marshals Office in Charlotte.…

Farm famous for ice cream, produce

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The summer season may come with scorching temperatures and mosquitoes, but it comes with a little taste of heaven, too. Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery, which is located in Lawndale near the western edge of Lincoln County, offers customers that taste of heaven with its homegrown produce and homemade ice…

Young graduates

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Thanking the academy

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50th Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hudson of Maiden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 4. They were married July 4, 1958 in York, S.C. They have one son, Chris Hudson, and wife Sherry of Newton and one grandson, Rich Hudson of Newton. They have a number of nieces and nephews. A…

Victory Grove Tabernacle builds ‘a new everything’

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There are some big changes in store for Victory Grove Tabernacle. “We’re going to build a new everything,” the Rev. Dale Hendricks said of the Lincolnton church’s construction plans. “We’re looking at a gym and a fellowship area, as well as a new sanctuary and Sunday school rooms.” Hendricks says…

Y benefit to help student go abroad

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This August, 14-year-old Cassadi Pauley will get her first chance to visit a foreign country as part of the YMCA International Conference in Prague. This Saturday, local residents will get the opportunity to help her make the trip by taking part in “One Enchanted Evening,” a second chance prom at…