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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…

Exhibit explores embroidery today

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Intricate embroidered pieces that took hundreds of hours to create will be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center this month. “Embroidery Today” features the work of the Golden Needles Chapter of the Emroiderers’ Guild of America. The exhibit gives the group a chance to show off as well as…

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…

Lake Calendar

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BIBLE STUDY / WEIGHT CONTROL Denver Wesleyan Church, on N.C. 16, will begin “The First Place” Bible study and weight control program Sunday. The 13 week program starts 4 p.m. and is open to all. Cost is $90 for materials and $5 per weekly session. For more information, call (704)…

Around Town 2/8/2006

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TAX ASSISTANCE Tax assistance continues from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. today in the James W. Warren Citizens Center and will be held every Wednesday through April 12. Several volunteers have been trained to assist older adults with their tax returns. Be sure to bring last year’s tax return, identification…

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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