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Library hosts pajama party

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Children and their parents are invited to bring their pajamas and holiday cheer Monday to the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. A Christmas Bedtime Story Hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include food, prizes and classic Christmas tales. “’Tis the season to visit the library,” said Mary…

60th anniversary

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Ernest and Bessie Leigh of Boger City celebrated their 60thh anniversary Dec. 12. They were married Dec. 12, 1947 at the Alexis home of the Rev. L.A. McClure. They have a son, Todd Leigh of Lincolnton. He is retired as owner and president of Lincoln Builders Inc. She is a…

Class of 1957

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90th birthday

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Diocese honors Denver woman

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Celia Deese is not one of those people who just shows up for church on Sunday mornings. Deese, a member of the Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by the Lake, recently was presented the Distinguished Communicant Award by the Diocese of Western North Carolina. The rector at Saint Peter by…

Associate of the Year

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This dog became man’s best friend

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Sgt. Max Garner Jr. of the Virginia National Guard was never a big fan of lap dogs. The Lincolnton native, who joined the Guard in the 1980s after moving to Virginia to work for what was then Heafner Tire, did have two German shepherds. But they were old and had…

Exhibit opens, gala celebrates the arts

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Cat Square cutie

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Burning ban enforced, Lincoln fire marshal says

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Violating the countywide burning ban could become costlier as officials said they are cracking down on offenders. Months into the ban, which prohibits any type of outdoor burning except in very rare cases, fire and forestry officials said they are seeing an increase in residents burning leaves and other materials…