Habitat honors memory of community champion
By Will MacDonald, Gazette Community Editor
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 3:49 PM
When I drive by the Habitat for Humanity offices and ReStore in Gastonia, I think about Johan Newcombe. I suspect a lot of other folks who remember her tireless dedication to the Christian-based home building program do, too.
In 1988, Newcombe and another longtime community leader -- Becky Carter -- teamed up to establish the county's first Habitat chapter.