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100th Birthday

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Five Generations

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Potter loves burning, turning

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Luke Heafner committed himself to pottery the moment he saw a wood-firing at a west Lincoln kiln. “I guess I’m a pyromaniac,” he said. “Something about flames shooting 10 feet out of a chimney intrigued me.” Now Heafner works full-time for Kim Ellington, a Vale potter, and also produces his…

Consignment shop opens in downtown Lincolnton

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Stacy Essary opened Classy Consignment in downtown Lincolnton because she wanted somewhere to shop. “Honestly, I could not find a consignment store in Lincolnton,” she said. “I decided to do one myself.” Essary, who lives in Maiden, was always a bargain shopper. “I want good quality at a good price,”…

Billy Graham stops in Lincolnton

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50th anniversary

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Ronald and Carolyn Stephens of Denver celebrate their 50th anniversary today, Nov. 23. They were married Nov. 23, 1957 in York, S.C. A celebration will be held Saturday at Highland Drive Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Their children are Ronnie Stephens of Iron Station, Cathy Kasem of Denver and Brian Stephens…

60th anniversary

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Lincolnton looks at Rail-Trail grant

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Lincolnton may qualify for a $75,000 grant to extend the city’s recreational Rail-Trail. After years of seeking funding, Lincolton’s Planning Director Steve Gurley said the city has located a state grant offered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The funds would go to purchase public right-of-way property. “It’s…

Lincolnton takes on holiday atmosphere

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As the annual Christmas parade draws nearer, downtown Lincolnton begins to seem like an old carol: “city sidewalks dress in holiday style, and in the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas.” The parade festivities will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, when more than 100 parade units will line up at…

Coats for needy

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