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Aabriah Rice makes crafts duringChildren’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, Nov. 17, hosted by Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County’s (HPCIC) part of the Rainbow Kidz program.

Blue Devils lean on standout Mercer

MOORESVILLE – Coming into the season, Mooresville senior cross country standout Zachary Mercer said his goal was very simple – he wanted to do all he could to get Mooresville back to the state meet as a team.The Blue Devils have not qualified as a team for the Class 4A state meet since at least the 2009 season, but with […]

More than meets the eye: A garden surprise


Clara Welborne and her husband bought their property in Statesville in February 1953.  Clara tells me the following story.In the spring of the year they bought their property, Clara’s husband, Ed, began plowing the field for a garden. He noticed what he thought were large rocks coming to the surface.  He questioned the appearance of what materialized because this didn’t […]

Library system plans for future

DENVER – Throughout the day on Nov. 14, the Florence S. Shanklin Library was a place for discussion of what community members wanted from their library.The county’s library system has received a Library Service and Technology grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for planning purposes, and the Lincoln County Public Library is gathering community input in developing […]

Scouts collect food for holidays

DENVER – Pack 84 Cub Scouts recently teamed up with Troop 84 Boy Scouts to collect food for East Lincoln Christian Ministries.Together, they were able to collect 109 bags of food to donate to families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.Other scout units are also collecting food this season and have distributed bags and hangers with details on […]

Letters to the Editor – Week of 11/18

Editor’s note: The following is in response to the Nov. 4 guest editorial “Is not voting similar to voter fraud?”Rick Short must have never served in the militaryThis is one of the dumbest and most infuriating articles I have ever read! It is beyond my comprehension to understand how: 1) Rick Short could ever write the article titled “Is not […]

Obituaries – Week of 11/18

Gerald Elmer SandahlMOORESVILLE – Gerald Elmer Sandahl, 69, died Oct. 29, 2016 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.He was born on Dec. 14, 1946, in Oceanside, Calif., to the late Elmer William and Frances Miks Sandahl.He was a Marine Corps veteran and worked for Parker Hannifin.Survivors include his children, Daniel Allen Sandahl, Brice William Sandahl and wife, Angela and Mollie […]

Program offers support for grieving children

MOORESVILLE – Leigh Ann Darty was just 19 years old when she lost her younger brother. She remembers him as brave, funny and kind, the type of sibling who would interchangeably become a friend. During her grief, she found hope through collective grieving, ultimately inspiring Darty to create a project that would emphasize healing.Rainbow Kidz, a project part of Hospice […]

Photo exhibit looks back on holidays past

LINCOLNTON – Throughout the holiday season, those visiting Carolinas HealthCare System will have the opportunity to take a step back into history with a collection of photos from seasons past.“Snapshots from the Past” includes 24 photos from the 1940s to 1980s and includes different areas of Lincoln County, Kae Wright, who organized the exhibit for CHS-Lincoln, said.“I hope our visitors […]