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From aerospace to vacuums no big leap

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When Chris Feigl came to Charlotte from California in 1988, he had a career in the aerospace industry. Twelve years later, that company was bought out by a New York company. “I was confronted with a decision to move for a third time but I fell in love with the…

Needs grow as Christmas approaches

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East Lincoln Christian Ministries (ELCM) volunteer Sue Murdock has seen families’ need for help grow in the area. She’s one of several volunteers who recently helped prepare food bags and more than 800 gifts for families in need. “Here at Christmastime, people can get food and three gifts for each…

Intemperate comment raises hackles at meeting discussing Lowe`s

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About 40 residents in eastern Lincoln County gathered at the East Lincoln Community Center to discuss a proposed Lowe’s Home Improvement store coming to their community. According to Walter Fields, consultant on the project, Lowe’s wants to build a 225,000-square foot store on about 38 acres on N.C. 73 near…

Hunting for Christmas bargains? Denver Sportsman closing doors for good

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Blame it on the big box store. That’s what Steve Fussell is doing. It’s why he’s closing down the store of his dreams, Denver Sportsman, located at the junction of N.C. 16/150, which was formerly known as Rob and Don’s Sportsman. “I simply took a look at the business and…

Around Town 12/12/2005

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CONCERT Lincolnton Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band and chorus will hold a holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday DINNER The Coalition of Churches will meet at 7 p.m. today and host their annual fellowship dinner at the Oaklawn Center on Linden Street. Everyone is invited and should bring…

North Lincoln High School band ready to “march” into the holiday concert season

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Though the marching season may be over, the North Lincoln High School band will not be putting up their instruments. After a successful fall, the band is currently preparing for their holiday concert and concert band season. The marching Knights participated in seven competitions this year and placed second overall…

Around Town 12/9/2005

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CANDLELIGHT SERVICE Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual candlelight service at 6 p.m. Sunday. CANTATA A Christmas cantata with drama will be held at First Baptist Church in High Shoals at 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association…

An early celebration

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Area design firm on TV

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CORNELIUS — A local home designer will be featured on a TV show airing on Charlotte’s WJZY-TV 46 Saturday. The show, “Desperate Design,” will feature Jennifer Pippin with Pippin Home Designs. Pippin met the show’s host, Margi Kyle, 10 years ago. “She emailed me the idea for the TV show…

Introducing Miss Lincoln

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Five young women from the greater Gaston region won titles during the 2006 Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held on Nov. 19 in Cherryville. Kristen Marie Butler, 16, was crowned Miss Lincoln County Outstanding Teen. Butler is the daughter of Steven and Teresa Butler of Dallas. She is a junior…