Blog: Community News

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

Obituaries, August 18, 2014

Ann Majestic
Mildred Riley Pope
John Christopher (Chris) Johnson
Thelma Christeen Watkins
Reverend Ronald James Snider
Edith Holloway (Polly) Zendel
Catherine Elizabeth Sweitzer Gunter

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Philanthopists honor student with gift

Local philanthropists Tommy and Gail McNeill have presented Whitney Johnson, a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar who attended Northern Vance Senior High School in Henderson, a $2,500 gift certificate.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Campers get tips from a great one

Kids at the Hoopin' Eagles basketball camp in Durham learned from a mighty qualified instructor.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 08:35 PM



It’s the only pageant ballerina, astronaut, bee keeper, lieutenant and an old woman can take the stage and all vie for the same crown — The 2014 Beaver Queen Pageant.

With costumes donned and tails raised, the five contestants showed their best sides all to benefit the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association and Beaver Lodge Local 1504 … Oh, and of course, the environment.

What started off 10 years ago has grown into family fun, even with a few innuendoes that organizers call “pure silliness.”

Lee Ann Tilley, a board member with the ECWA, has been working on the pageant for two years. She said her first time at the pageant was what sparked her interest in the organization.

“Then I learned all about the good work they were doing,” she said. “This is just such a fun day.”

Plus, Tilley gets to raise money for a cause, all while being silly.

“It’s family friendly,” she said. “But there are a lot of things that will go over the children’s head.”

It’s also a neighborhood party for those who live around Duke Park.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Ambacco incentive payments beginning to wind down

Warm up the fires at City Hall, it’s time to start burning the public’s mortgage on the American Tobacco complex. The city’s incentive-payment promises for the redevelopment of the former cigarette factory are set to start dropping off as of July 1, when its annual obligation to the project drops from $919,011 to $291,325.