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Drug Store adds location near new hospital

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George Brookins was waiting for the right time to open his third pharmacy, The Drug Store. Willie Heafner, president of Piedmont Companies, approached Brookins about opening The Drug Store in Carolina Shopping Center in Boger City. The shopping center had a spot at the end of its building, perfect for…

Shop expands with new name, more merchants

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Marcia Swan is making some changes to her business, Red Rabbit 27, formerly M&M Mini Mall, in Lincolnton. “We want people to realize we are here and that it’s changing,” she said. “Our merchandise is frequently changing, but the customers will always see a friendly, smiling face.” The Lincolnton resident…

Group plays in hardware store, welcomes new pickers

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Tucked amongst the goat feed, poultry scratch grain and light beer, a group of musicians play bluegrass music at Half-Way Hardware Supply and Convenience Store in west Lincoln. “There’s just something about those lonesome sounds of bluegrass,” said Gilmer Allison, who started the gathering. “It’ll grab you, hold on to…

Celebrating senior health

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Blue Star Mothers offering support

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Margaret Gunsley’s son turned 18 in boot camp and 19 in Iraq. His enlistment in the military left her feeling worried and isolated. “You take kids that go right out of high school like mine did, parents aren’t really ready for that,” Gunsley said. It wasn’t until four years later…

Market expanding schedule

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market on West Water Street in Lincolnton is expanding its schedule beginning on Tuesday, June 1. On that day, the market will go to its full schedule of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. The market opens at 7 a.m. and closes around noon or whenever vendors…

Splash pad

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Highway patrol promises tight watch on state roads

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be stepping up patrols this Memorial Day weekend in the effort to deter speeding and reckless driving. The holiday weekend will officially begin 6 p.m. this evening and will conclude at midnight, Monday. “Memorial Day is the beginning of a busy travel season…

Around Town 5/26/2010

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COVEKEEPERS MTG. The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Volunteers Fire Department, located on South Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Roy Alexander, executive director of the Davidson Lands Conservancy, and Craig White, landscape architect and wetlands specialist, will be the guest speakers. For more…

50th anniversary

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