Archive - Aug 2011 - Outlook
Some people would look at the building on 1717 Highland Ave NE in Hickory and just see an old building, but Jeff and Carol Anne Hartman see much more.
â€śItâ€™s an old house, so itâ€™s not super fancy,â€ť Carol Anne said. â€śIt doesnâ€™t have all the bells and whistles of a new building, but it has charm and character of a space where you just want to soak in everything thatâ€™s been there for the last 70 years and let it create something.â€ť
Dr. Richard Griffin recently returned from Bolivia. Again.
Griffin, 78, was 34 when he made his first trip to Bolivia. After 44 years, he lost count of the number of times he traveled to Bolivia.
â€śOh, I guess 30 trips, something like that,â€ť Griffin answered softly.
The gentle-mannered doctor is accustomed to the hectic pace of a busy ophthalmology practice. Griffin â€” born and raised in Hickory â€” was in practice with his father for many years, the late Harold Griffin. He continued in the family practice when his father retired. Then, Griffin signed on at Graystone Ophthalmology.