Ryder Lavalette named MGSD Artist of the Month

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Graded School Board of Education awarded Mooresville Intermediate School student Ryder Lavalette the MGSD Artist of the Month award this month. Ryder was nominated by his art teacher, Ms. Gryder, and his homeroom teacher, Ms. Sharpley.In the nomination, they said, “Ryder has a contagious spirit about him that is seen continuously by Ms. Gryder in the […]

Mooresville obituaries: Week of Nov. 23

Harry John Lykes Jr.MOORESVILLE – Harry John Lykes Jr., 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at his home.He was born May 28, 1926, in Perth Amboy, N.J., to the late Harry J. Lykes and Ada M. DeVoe Lykes.He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn LeBrocq Lykes.He worked for Rahway Hospital and served in the U.S. NavySurvivors include his […]

Mooresville crime: Week of Nov. 23

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Police Department reported the following charges, including location and date of arrest or citation, Nov. 5-12:• Queslyn Cierra Moore, 23, assault with a deadly weapon, Charlotte Highway, Nov. 5• Daniel Christopher Preiss, 21, felony forgery of instrument, East Center Avenue, Nov. 5• Erica Larae Erikson, 37, larceny, East Plaza Drive, Nov. 6• Katelyn Victoria Ledbetter, 19, […]

Unity Presbyterian Christmas party benefits Access 2 Success

DENVER – Unity Presbyterian Church is having a Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 2, following the worship service.There will be a contest for best chili or soup. Voting is done by dollars, and all proceeds benefit Access 2 Success, a Davidson-based organization that brings life-changing programs to Nigerian children and their communities.Andrew Lovedale, former Davidson College basketball player and founder of […]

Serenity House seeks donations and volunteers

MOORESVILLE – Serenity House, whose mission is “bridging the gap for hospice families,” is working to raise funding with a $50,000 Holiday Giving Initiative through 2018. The organization, which offers free end of life care to those who don’t have anyone at home to care for them, is counting on the funds to meet its annual budget.Serenity House is not […]

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Week of Nov. 23

“If you keep using this type of fertilizer, it keeps your lawn alive, but it’s like a lawn on life support.”– Rick Ross of Organic Footprint talking about what he says are hazards of synthetic fertilizer.“One gentleman came in and said after the last chemical lawn treatment his wife was wheezing, his cat was wheezing, and (he) wanted to switch […]

Lincoln County crime: Week of Nov. 23

LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following charges, including location and date of arrest, Nov. 14-19:• Marshall Grant Hartley, 27, parole violation, 3736 Henderson St., Nov. 14• Carissa Jo Robbins, 21, failure to appear, 700 John Howell Memorial Drive, Nov. 14• Shena Renee Owens, 35, failure to appear, 100 Court Square, Nov. 14• Tonya Glover, 45, stalking, […]

Lincoln County obituaries: Week of Nov. 23

Cora Wilson SuttonLINCOLNTON – Cora Wilson Sutton, 85, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas.She was born April 28, 1933, in Lincoln County to the late Hamlin E. Wilson and Vergie Clark Wilson.She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Eugene Sutton.She was a homemaker.Survivors include her daughters, Linda Sutton of Lincolnton, Sandra S. […]

Early check-in and late checkout are common credit card hotel perks.

Snag These Hotel Loyalty Perks, Even if You’re Disloyal

Hotel loyalty benefits — such as access to room upgrades, late checkout and other amenities — aren’t reserved only for the most faithful, highest-spending customers anymore. With the right credit card, you can get them, too.That’s because automatic elite status in hotel loyalty programs is an increasingly common feature on credit cards associated with these programs. Now, some hotel cards […]