October 2005 Archives

October 29, 2005

Lail recognized for volunteerism

I don't beleive I've ever seen Lail as a first name, but here it is.

Lail Weeks of Whistler, B.C., recently received the Canadian Cancer Society’s Volunteer Award of Excellence.

Weeks began her volunteer work with the Cancer Society after her own battle with breast cancer a decade algo.

"It’s not something you start out doing to get an award, but it was nice to be recognized.”

-- Question

October 28, 2005

Standoff ends with fugitive's surrender

Read this tale:

SHELBY — Ken Lail was at work Wednesday morning when he got a frantic call from his 82-year-old mother’s neighbor.
“They said there was a hostage situation at my mother’s house,” Lail said.

--- Shelby Star, 10/27/2005

October 19, 2005

Matt Lail is a sports columnist

Heard from one Matt Lail from Raliegh

Though it's not my full-time job, I am a columnist for a website devoted to NC State University athletics. In fact, a quick Google search will bring up several of my columns. You can view my archive here -- and my latest column here .
By the way, I am of one of the many Lails in the Hickory area of North Carolina, though I have never lived there. (I live in Raleigh, NC.) My father's family are still based there.

Sounds like you're doing well.

October 15, 2005

Lail receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

N.C. Rep. Arthur Williams and Jack Lail
Jack C. Lail received North Carolina's highest divilian honor Thursday night.

N.C. Rep. Arthur Williams of Beaufort County, who initiated the award procedure, described Lail as having "the vision to see, the faith to believe and the courage to do."
He said that The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the state. "The governor has given it to Dr. Billy Graham, Maya Angelou, Charles Kuralt and, now, Jack Lail," Williams said in making the presentation of the framed certificate.

-- The Courier-Tribune, Oct. 14, 2005

October 14, 2005


Hailing from the Charlotte area, the band Simplified is features Clee Laster on vocals and guitar, Chris Sheridan on electric and acoustic guitars, Chris Lynch on bass, and Tim Lail on percussion.

In 2004, the band released its debut album, a collection of live tracks recorded at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte. They quickly followed up that effort with a 6-song studio EP highlighting the band's emerging songwriting skills called ACT 1. One song from the album, "Butterflies," was chosen for inclusion on the soundtrack for the feature film The Rest of Your Life.

In 2005, the band launched its own label called Hippizaz Records and is in the process of recording its first full-length album. They have also filmed a recent performance at a packed house at the Visualite Theatre in Charlotte that will be released on DVD.

-- The Mountain Times, Oct. 13, 2005

The official Web site of the band is here. Here a song.

October 7, 2005

Office Professional of the Year

Teresa Lail, a Catawba County Schools employee for more than a decade, was recently named the Catawba County Education Office Professional of the Year.

-- Charlotte Observer, 9/28/2005


N.C. Gov. Mike Easley has reappointed G. Scott Lail of Hickory, vice president of Hickory Furniture Mart, to the N.C. Banking Commission.

-- Charlotte Business Journal