Miss South Carolina?

Mya Hipps

Mya Hipps, 19, just won a Miss South Carolina preliminary, Miss Greater Lyman South Carolina, and will be a contestant in the Miss South Carolina pageant in July.

Mya Hipps

Abbey vs Queens

Abbey vs Queens 1
Belmont Abbey's Tyshawn Good drives to the basket as Queens' Preston Newlin guards during the game in the Wheeler Center on Thursday January 13, 2011.
Abbey vs Queens Dunk

New Lights

New lights

I got a few new lights. A funky lamp for my living room and an ABR 800 ring flash. This is what happens when both arrive on the same day.

Two Alarm Fire

2 Alarm Fire
Firefighters from eight departments battled a commercial blaze at Roseberry's Salvage Building Supplies at 215 Davis Heights Drive on Saturday January 8, 2011. Read the full story at gastongazette.com

2 Alarm Fire

Igloo Party!

Igloo Party
Belmont Abbey College students, including Jessica Simons, left, pack in the final pieces of snow to complete an igloo at the school on Monday January 10, 2011. After the igloo was complete it was large enough to accommodate 13 seated or kneeling people.
Igloo Construction

Igloo Construction
Marielle McLaurin emerges from the nearly complete igloo.


Dotson's Fish Fry owner Dennis Dotson poses for a portrait in the dining room of his now closed restaurant in Belmont on Wednesday January 5, 2011. Due to declining business, Dotson says he decided not to reopen the 50 year-old business after closing for a Christmas break. 

Holiday Hoops Action

People's Bank Holiday Classic rebound
Lincolnton's Larone Studirant, left, and West Lincoln's Dylan Jenkins go after a rebound during the People's Bank Holiday Classic at North Lincoln on Wednesday December 29, 2010.
People's Bank Holiday Classic

People's Bank Holiday Classic
West Lincoln players Jamie Harkey and Molly Leatherman, clockwise from top left, Lincolnton's Bridgett Derr, West Lincoln's Erica Webb and Lincolnton's Jazmine Killian struggle for control of a loose ball during the first round of the People's Bank Holiday Classic on Wednesday.

Snow Day

Snowy Pinnacle

Several inches of snow covers Kings Pinnacle, part of Crowders Mountain State Park on Sunday December 26, 2010 as seen from N.C. Highway 161 near Kings Mountain. Check out the same view in spring. Below: A five-segment snowman standing over six feet tall and holding a sign reading 'Super frosty' decorates the front yard of the Hostetler residence on North Main Street in Belmont Sunday.

Super Frosty