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Lottery winner signs check over to mother-in-law

If only all mothers-in-law could be so lucky. Last week, Paula Milwood, a store clerk from Gastonia, was excited to see that her son-in-law scratched off the top prize in the N.C. Education Lottery’s $200,000 Cash game just a day after her grandson was born. Moments later, she was shocked when he handed her the […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Good deeds, Raleigh|0 Comments

Independence alum will speak at Queens U. graduation

Robert Morgan, a graduate of Independence High School, will be the commencement speaker at Queens University’s Graduate Student Commencement on May 6. Morgan was named president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 2005.

Prior to his current role, Morgan was president of the Gaston Chamber of Commerce from 2002 to 2005. He began his Chamber career in […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Around Town, Independence High School|0 Comments

Mint Hill Christian rock band releases new album

Mint Hill based contemporary Christian band, Jeff Roy & Seeds of Hope, announced the release of their debut CD, “Now Unto the King” last week. The MP3 can be purchased at Amazon.com. Comprised of members of the Hope Christian Church worship team, the

band’s inaugural effort contains works written and arranged by Hope’s worship leader, Jeff […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Around Town, Arts|0 Comments

Matthews man wins fishing tournament

John Cook of Matthews caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces April 16 to win $2,122 in the Co-angler Division of the April 16 BFL North Carolina event in Lake Wylie. He was using a Zoom Speedworm in the river to catch his limit. The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled […]

By |April 20th, 2011|Around Town, Sports|0 Comments

Bluegrass festival announced for the Park on Fairview

The Armed Forces Museum and Archives of the Carolinas is hosting a Bluegrass Festival at the Park on Fairview on May 21. The event is called, “Salute to Our Armed Forces and the 1st Annual Bluegrass Festival. It’s being touted as a national day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the […]

By |April 19th, 2011|Around Town, Arts|1 Comment

Oakboro Cruise-In and Burnout this weekend

The Oakboro Cruise-In & Burnout will be held on Friday, April 22. If the weather is nice, volunteer organizers expect up to 6,000 people to attend. The event offers cars and music in an historic downtown setting and a friendly atmosphere. 

The Oakboro Cruise-In & Burnout is in its eighth season.

If weather is holds up, cars start […]

By |April 19th, 2011|Oakboro, Transportation|0 Comments