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Students trained to become professionals

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Queens volunteer

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Cornwell, Gridley Wedding

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Kasey Nicole Cornwell and Andrew James Gridley were married on October 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Debra Cornwell and the late Chris Cornwell of Lincolnton. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Gridley…

Bus driver honored for calm handling of crash with deer

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The bus driver who remained calm when a deer hit her bus windshield Oct. 6 was honored at the Lincoln County Board of Education’s November meeting. Eric Eaker, transportation director of Lincoln County Schools, praised his employee, Pam Coker, a bus driver for both East Lincoln High School and East…

Around Town 11/15/2010

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NAACP MEETING The Lincoln County branch of the NAACP will meet 6 p.m. tonight at the Oak Lawn School. Members must present their membership card or be on the membership roster to be eligible to vote. For more information, call James Friday at (704) 813-4404. REVIVAL Bethel Baptist Church, 200…

Around Town 11/12/2010

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YARD SALE Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church will hold a yard sale on Saturday. For more information or to purchase a spot, call (704) 735-1000 or (704) 735-0112. BENEFIT A breakfast and lunch fundraiser to benefit Donna Varnadoe, will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Howards…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, on Startown Road, will hold a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Donations will benefit the parsonage fund. LUNCHEON Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, on Flay Road, Cherryville, will hold a luncheon from 12-1:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the building fund. For more information, call…

Mother, daughters open salon downtown

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Brenda Reinhardt and her two daughters, April Hamrick and Carla Patterson are a close-knit family. Now, the three are spending even more time together at Stylin’ on Main, a salon Reinhardt opened Oct. 12 in downtown Lincolnton. “I had been looking for something for myself now that I am older…

Wilco Hess opens new store in Denver

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Wilco Hess has opened a new gas station and convenience store in Denver. The 46-year-old company is a leading operator of travel plazas and convenience stores in the southeastern United States. It has more than 360 stores and 50 restaurants in seven states. The Denver location offers 10 regular gasoline…

Facebook and Forest City are now friends

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Forest City just got a friend request it couldn’t refuse. The popular Internet social networking company Facebook announced plans Thursday to build a 30,000-square-foot data and call center in the Rutherford County community. “It’s official: Facebook likes Rutherford County,” wrote the Daily Courier of Forest City. The news could also…