Organizer Deborah Phillips announced today that The Old Cotton Gin has hit full capacity for its upcoming event, “A Farmers Christmas At The Old Cotton Gin,” on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.… Read more

The holiday season has been a busy one thus far for the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. We began by promoting Small Business Saturday the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Shopping locally at the holidays is especially important around Lake Gaston, as we need to help keep our local busi…

As I write this, it is a winter wonderland outside after quite the snow storm yesterday. I am Senator Ruff’s Legislative Assistant, asked to do a substitute column for our good Senator. You see, Mecklenburg and Halifax counties have about 36,000 people without power due to the storm. A group…

Editor’s note: Columnist Frank Newell is on temporary leave. Until he returns, we will reprint submissions from our archives. The following is reprinted from January 2005.

I don’t know about you, but I have enough STUFF. My dear mom says that she doesn’t want anything else that she will have to dust, and I must agree. If people give me gifts, I’d much rather have an experience. Lake Gaston offers MUCH in the way of experiences that make fantastic gifts.

Merle J Burkema, age 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec…

Joan C. Tressler, 75, of Ligonier, died Friday, November 16, 2…