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Pottery showcased in exhibit, festival

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If you’re interested in pottery, Lincoln County is the place to be this week. Local potters currently have their wares on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center’s aptly titled exhibit “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” “The heritage of Catawba Valley potters is well known, not just regionally, but nationally,” said Mary…

Fall colors to be less than spectacular this year due to weather

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Lovers of fall colors may have their hearts broken this year. Due to warm weather and (until recently) little rain, fall foliage will be less than impressive. “I don’t know that we will have real good colors, but it always varies,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative…

Evacuees find safe haven

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During the first of their 36 years of marriage, Henry and Elaine Jones made their home on Fort Bragg’s army base. Since then, the couple has lived in Louisiana and raised a family. They are now proud grandparents. “New Orleans isn’t like any other city,” said Henry. “If you’re born…

Stopping hunger globally, locally

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You go, Girl Scouts!

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‘What’s for Dinner?’ offers answers

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Take a look at Paul Balcerek’s huge stack of cookbooks, and you won’t wonder where his passion lies. “I’ve always cooked all my life,” the personal chef said. “To most people, it’s a chore. To me, it comes easy.” Balcerek, 59, grew up cooking with his grandmother, mother and aunt…

Catching some air

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There’s a reason they call him Kamikaze Kaylor. With a slew of first place trophies for motorcross racing and a “no fear” approach to 65-foot jumps, Jesse Kaylor has earned the name. “If I wreck or something, they know I’m coming back and I’m going to be at the front…

Jazz-happy brass band makes stop in Lincolnton

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They may look formal in their tuxedos, but the St. Louis Brass Quintet promises to bring showmanship and good times to the James W. Warren Citizens Center Oct. 13. The quintet is made up of five accomplished musicians. Three of these men work as professors at nationally recognized universities. The…

Maiden reunion

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Blackburn reunion

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