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Festival over, library ushers in fall season

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist There’s a special rocking chair reserved for me on the Elmore porch during the Apple Festival and those who approached it heard, “you can’t sit there, it’s Kathryn’s chair.” Well, how lucky can you be? I settled in that chair to watch a street full of…

Rising Sun Pottery ‘Empty Bowl’ event begins Monday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One local pottery shop hopes to raise more than $3,000 this year for hospice care. Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton will host its 16th Annual Empty Bowl Event from 5-7 p.m. on Monday. Owner Gary Lee, who purchased the shop from its previous owner nearly 17…

Lincoln YMCA’s KREWE Fun Fest to be held Saturday

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Family YMCA is hosting its 11th-annual KREWE Fun Fest Saturday. The fundraising event will take place from 4-9 p.m. at the historic Woodside Plantation on N.C. 182, with tickets costing $15 a person. Proceeds will benefit the YMCA Community Support Campaign through programs…

Arts on Main Artist Reception

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Local students learn lay of the land at field day

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Service News — 9-27-13

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Air Force Cadet Tyler W. Albright has completed basic cadet training and earned the rank of cadet fourth class at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The cadet completed the rigorous six-week orientation program. The training prepares cadets to enter their first academic year at the academy.…

Notable News — 9-27-13

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Hannah Dent, a senior at Lincoln Charter School, has been named as one of approximately 16,000 National Merit Scholarship (National Merit Scholarship Program or NMSP) semifinalists in the 59th-annual NMSP. Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue on in this program to compete for about $35 million that will be offered…

Club News — 9-27-13

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The Mentor Book Club starts its 94th year The Mentor Book Club began its 94th-year meetings at the home of Betty Thompson on Sept. 11. The club was dazzled by her luncheon fare and beautiful decor. Attending the meeting were: Elizabeth (Beth) Abernathy, president; Kay Killian; Pat Olsen, secretary; Laura…

Showdown in Vale

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Rebels, Wolves clash in SD-7 opener By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Tonight’s game between county rivals Lincolnton and West Lincoln has garnered so much attention and hype that it has received its own nickname. To the teams, though, it’s just another game. The Wolves (2-2) head west on N.C. 27…

Lincolnton, WL not fazed by Twitter hype

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Twitter is the new must-have social media tool in today’s information age, and when used properly it can be a great asset. When used improperly, such as trash talking an opponent, Lincolnton and West Lincoln aren’t fazed. With tonight’s Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference…