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Holiday weight gain on the brain? Proper action can keep pounds away

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Although it’s a time honored tradition, few people look forward to gaining weight during the holiday season. Huge family meals, holiday parties and buffet tables covered in chocolate prove quite tempting throughout November and December. In order to promote a healthier holiday, the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension organized a night…

Cultural Center to play classic

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“Charlotte’s Web,” E.B. White’s best-selling novel translated to the screen, can be seen at 10 a.m. Saturday morning in the Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center. This classic story is described by White as a tale of “friendship, and salvation, a story of miracles — the miracles of…

Foster parents providing family

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All children deserve a good, caring home, but for those placed in the foster care system, finding that home is easier said than done. “Everybody needs a family,” said Jessica Towery, adoption social worker with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. “That’s what we’re really advocating.” While social workers…

Master potter focus of new exhibit

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Burlon Craig, Lincoln County’s most famous potter, started selling his wares as a teenager for 10 cents a gallon. As the world around him changed and people turned to plastic rather than pottery for functional use, Craig altered his focus, but continued the work he loved. “Really he made pottery…

Cheering to victory

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Former Lincolnton resident named judge of S. C. bankruptcy court by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Beth Burris, a former Lincolnton resident whose father and sister still live in town, has been appointed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to serve as a bankruptcy judge in South Carolina. She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Richard R. “Dick” Burris and Louise Shuford Burris; and the…

Looking for a summer job led to a writing career

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Current and former fans of Tarheel basketball were able to see Chapel Hill alumnus, Denver resident and writer Scott Fowler this past Monday night. He was there to sign copies of his latest book, “North Carolina Tar Heels: Where Have You Gone?” at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library in Denver.…

Blum dedicated to a vision of perfect motion

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While it has a Stanley address and a Mount Holly telephone number, cabinet hardware manufacturer Blum is firmly entrenched in eastern Lincoln County. That’s according to general manager and chief executive officer Karl Reudisser. “When we came here in 1979 from Hickory, we didn’t get any economic incentives from Lincoln…

Feast celebrating 11 years

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George Harris laughs when he remembers how his wife, Mabel, asked him to attend the first Second Friday Feast. “Someone told us that it was starting and Mabel said I was going to go,” said George. That was 11 years ago, according to Mabel, who said they haven`t missed a…