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Design of new Sentry Drug focuses on store details

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When it came time to build a new Sentry Drug Store, Buddy Pigg made sure not to forget a single detail. He wanted the 6,500-square-foot brick building to have the appearance of a drug store, even if it did not have a sign up yet. Many aspects, from the size…

Carolina Roller adapting since 1935 start

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Mack Harvey believes the key to Carolina Roller & Supply Co.’s success stems from its ability to adapt to change. Carolina Roller & Supply offers a wide variety of special tools, machine parts and accessories for textile manufacturers. Eighty percent of the company’s business comes from the sale of sup-plies…

Leonard Wealth Planning founded 1959

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J. Cain Leonard was always intrigued about the financial planning industry. His curiosity eventually led him to work with his father, Joseph “Joe” Leonard, at Leonard Wealth Planning in Lincolnton. Joe Leonard opened the business in October 1959 on Academy Street and moved to the current location on East Water…

‘Times-News’ formed from 1965 merger

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The newspaper industry has seen many changes over the years, but the Lincoln Times-News remains strong with a circulation of about 10,000 subscribers. “You can only do two things,” said Jerry Leedy, publisher and owner of the Lincolnton-based publication. “You can either grow or you’ll be falling behind. We want…

Lincolnton’s Sunrise Family Resource Center offers programs

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The Sunrise Family Resource Center in Lincolnton is gearing up for its summer kickoff. The date will be announced very soon for June and will feature games and valuable information for Lincoln County residents who have children 0-5. The Sunrise Family Resource Center provides activities for parents and children 0-5…

Cherryville Fire Department turning 100

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The Cherryville Fire Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an afternoon of games, food and music. The celebration will be Saturday at the Mini Park between Jacob and Oak Streets in downtown Cherryville. “It’s going to be a day of fun and fellowship as we commemorate 100 years of…

Around Town 5/14/2010

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FISH/CHICKEN FRY Calvary Baptist Church, located at 493 Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton, will hold a chicken and fish fry from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Proceeds will help send a local teen missionary to Alaska. RELAY FOR LIFE A Relay for Life event will be held beginning 6…

Church Activities

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PRAYER VIGIL Herndon Chapel AME Zion Church will have a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dean Smith of Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries will be the guest speaker. GOSPEL SINGING Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, located at 1744 Buffalo Shoals Road in Lincolnton, will hold a gospel singing…

New owners fulfilling dream with purchase of Ranch House Cafe

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Wendy Brewer worked 16 years ago at the restaurant building that is now The Ranch House Cafй. Now, she is back to stay. Brewer and her mother, the late Loretta Hall, were employed at the restaurant when it was The Skillet. Brewer did all the cooking, while her mother was…

Crafty woman uses T-shirts to help El Salvadorian babies

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Orphans and special needs children in El Salvador are comfortable in soft, bright cloth diapers and bibs thanks to a Lincolnton woman. “That’s my cup of tea – doing things for people in need,” said Helen Hosfield. Hosfield has sewn hundreds and hundreds of diapers and bibs in a spare…