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Diabetes coordinator leads fight

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Lincoln residents are twice as likely to develop diabetes and that statistic pushes Gwenn McBee every day of her life. With fake food and empty boxes lining shelves of carpeted hospital room she uses as teaching props, the registered nurse and diabetes coordinator explains it is easy to spot the…

SHIIP volunteers honored

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Helping seniors navigate the maze of Medicare can be a difficult task, but volunteers with Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program love their work. “If you can actually help somebody, it gives you a good feeling,” said Bonnie Rombke, a SHIIP volunteer. Rombke and her fellow volunteers were honored Wednesday with…

Miss Princess

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Lake Norman liner chartered for laughter

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Everyone knows Lake Norman is great for fishing, swimming or jet skiing. Soon it could be known for something else: laughter. The maiden voyage of the Lake Norman Laugh Liner is slated for Friday. The comedy cruise, designed for use by corporate or private groups, could soon change the definition…

Pastor mixes his ministerial duties with school work

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Almost a year ago, a local farmer, grandfather, and school bus driver took another position to serve other people. Pastor Wayne Brittain celebrates his first anniversary with his congregation at Sharon Baptist Church in Iron Station in November. Sharon is Brittain’s first full-time pastorate, but he has served Lincoln County…

Around Town 10/10/2007

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BRIDAL SHOW Dillard’s annual “I Thee Wed” show will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at DeStarte Bed and Breakfast Inn, just past Red Bone Willy’s Trading Company on N.C. 18 South. Premiere vendors and wedding suppliers will be featured. There will be a fashion show at 4 p.m.…

Around Town 10/8/2007

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SENIOR FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Monthly Feast, scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. The cost is $6 a person and includes tip. Dr. Amanda Barker will be the guest speaker. This is a monthly feast and is open…

Speed racer

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Foothills Fresh earns recognition

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Foothills Fresh, a cooperative extension program, was recognized by the North Carolina Fruits and Veggies Nutrition Coalition for its efforts in promoting better health for all North Carolinians. Foothills Fresh helps farmers market fresh produce, farm products and agricultural tourism. The coalition presented it with the Gold Star Award. Accepting…

50th anniversary

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