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4-H mini-garden wins award

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New Year’s revelers at winery

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Cory Sain sings along to the music while strumming his inflatable guitar at the Woodmill Winery New Year’s Party Tuesday night. The winery’s dance floor was hot Tuesday night. Partygoers danced to the “Electric Slide” while waiting to count down to midnight. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Around Town 12/31/2007

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CLASS REGISTRATION Registration for spring classes at Gaston College is from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at both the Dallas and Lincoln Campuses. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. 2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College from now through March. The majority of the classes…

Kiddie Kollege dean thrives on success

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Betty Steele has been in college for 26 years – Kiddie Kollege, that is. “It’s been that for over 50 years,” said Steele of the daycare located on Battleground Road in Lincolnton. Founded by the late Ruby Lee Walden, Kiddie Kollege was originally located on Poplar Street. Walden moved the…

Peace poster winners

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Christmas giving

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Jenny House Crouse landmark

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For most people, remembering long-lost relatives is a matter of sifting through yellowed documents or examining grainy photographs. For Robert Dellinger, it only takes a trip to Crouse. There’s a small house there known as the Jenny House. It was built by Alfred Mullen, an ancestor of Dellinger’s. For Dellinger…

Potter sticks with tradition

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Kim Ellington has lived in West Virginia, Germany and the woods of Waynesboro, but, in his opinion, Lincoln County is the most impressive place he’s ever called home. “Lincoln County as far as I’m concerned is the center of the earth for pottery,” Ellington said. Ellington, now 53, started studying…

Unconventional groundbreaking

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Around Town 12/28/2007

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CONFERENCE The Shepherd’s Heart Outreach Center will sponsor the Women’s Conference Premiere 2008 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 in the Northstate Conference Room on the third floor of the Comfort Inn, East Main Street, Lincolnton. The conference’s theme will be “Praise is THE…