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Around Town 11/1/2010

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FINANCE PROGRAM Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2069 N.C. 182 W., Lincolnton, will hold a 13-week financial program beginning tonight. For more information or to register, call (704) 735-7511. SENIOR SOCIAL/DANCE The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will hold a senior social and dance from 9-11 a.m. each…

Dreams don’t die with fire

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Brian and Chastity McRee will never forget the day a fire turned their dreams into nothing but a pile of ashes. The couple received a call, shortly after midnight, on March 9, 2009. The neighbor asked the couple whether they owned Brookwood Cafй & Catering in Maiden. When the couple…

Old gas station becomes all-natural store

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Shelli Noca fell in love with an old 1963 gas station in Denver every time passed it on N.C. 16. She decided to leave her corporate job and open Freshly, a store specializing in economically friendly and all-natural products. The products have not been tested on animals and are made…

4-H members win awards at fair

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NJROTC receives donation

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Author searches for stories

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Paulette Ballard strikes up conversations with strangers every chance she gets. “If I have to stand in line somewhere, I start talking to someone,” she said. “I find people very interesting.” She’s taken this interest in people and turned it into a book — Unforgettable Moments. A work in progress,…

LHS Homecoming Queen

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Around Town 10/29/2010

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MEN’S CONFERENCE Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries, 2543-A E. Main St., Lincolnton, will hold a Kingdom Authority Men’s Conference 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers include Elder Calvin J. Lynch of Refuge House of God in Charlotte (tonight), Pastor Bradley Moss of…

Around Town 10/29/2010

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THANKSGIVING MEAL East Lincoln Christian Ministry is now registering applicants for their Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and Angel Gifts. The Thanksgiving Meal will be distributed Nov. 17-20. All applicants must be registered. SILENT AUCTION The Arts Council of Lincoln County is collection homemade crafts and original artwork for its silent…

Contest winners move into their new home

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Last week, Sarah and Wray Warner finally moved into their custom-built home after winning an upgrade package from builder Schumacher Homes. Earlier this year, the Wrays were entered into Schumacher’s “Great Green Giveaway” contest when they chose Schumacher to build their home in Lincolnton. Schumacher Homes broke ground on the…