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Around Town 4/7/2010

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VOTER SEMINAR A voter education seminar will be held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. tonight and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Florence S. Shanklin Memorial Library, located at 7837 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver. ANGEL FOOD ORDERS Salem Baptist Church, located at 1982 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton,…

Results of honey very sweet

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My aunt and uncle were taking a long walk alone out in the desert somewhere in the Southwest many years ago when an unidentified, flying object appeared on the horizon. It moved quickly. It seemed to almost hover. My aunt and uncle were very surprised to see it. Their story,…

Attack on Hog Hill to benefit shelter

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Bicyclists from Lincoln County and beyond will take to the road April 24 to raise money for Hesed House of Hope, Lincolnton’s homeless shelter. The Attack on Hog Hill will include four different bicycle rides — a tot ride, 10-mile fun ride, 25-mile ride and 50-mile ride. The longer rides…

Cherryville police charge ex-workers in store theft

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Two former Wal-Mart employees are facing criminal charges after an investigation by Cherryville Police. Lori Sparks Browning, 45, of 259 Mauney Drive in Lawndale, was arrested Thursday after she allegedly stole $10,000 in cash and store merchandise from September 2009 to March 2010, Lt. Mike Allred said. Store officials contacted…

New meaning to ‘pass in the grass’ for off-road racers

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Bud Karriker is determined to beat his son, Ken, in a good, old-fashioned riding lawnmower race. “That’s who I am going after this year,” the 69-year-old said. “He knocked me out of first place racing in Clover, South Carolina. He’s going to pay for it.” A Denver resident, Karriker, and…

Anderson returns from church-building trip to Laos

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In February, Will Anderson spent three weeks building a church for the needy in Southeast Asia. He is already planning a trip back to Laos, a poor landlocked country with inadequate infrastructure and a largely unskilled workforce. But when Anderson returns this summer, he will be joined by members of…

Chiropractors align their practices

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Blake Cason has always had an interest in chiropractic care, thanks to his uncle in Virginia. Cason’s uncle, a chiropractor, talked to him about the profession for years. Cason even did his high school senior project on chiropractic care. Cason opened his own practice, Cason Chiropractic Center, on N.C. 73…

Rotarians aid Haiti

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Vale man drowns in lawnmower accident

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A West Lincoln man drowned last week in a tragic accident involving a riding lawnmower. On Wednesday, Billy Franklin Sain, 76, of 8194 N.C. 27 W., in Vale, was cutting grass close to edge of his property when the lawnmower slid down an embankment and into a creek, Sheriff’s Detective…

Around Town 4/5/2010

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VOTER SEMINAR A voter education seminar will be held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. tonight and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Florence S. Shanklin Memorial Library, located at 7837 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver. SUPPORT GROUP Peace in the Midst of the Storm Ministry, a support…