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90th birthday

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Weaving a tapestry of beauty

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Quilters now have a store Delores Ellsworth has been doing crafts for most of her life. A voracious reader, Ellsworth came across a book one day that changed her life. “It was a book on quilts and the art of quilting,” she said. As a result of that book, Ellsworth…

This year’s Denver Days one for the record books

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Organizers of the 2005 Denver Days festival are calling the event “record breaking.” According to Denver Days chairman Jerry Earnest, in excess of 20,000 made the two-day festival. “It was the biggest and the best we ever had,” said Earnest. “We’re going to possibly expand to a three-day event. Last…

Around Town 10/3/2005

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REUNION The descendants of Silas Pope, Anna Deal Pope and Margaret Wages Pope will have a reunion at noon on Saturday at Catawba Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2639 Catawba Church Road , Rock Hill, S.C. Participants should bring lunch and drinks. Paper products and ice will be provided. Donations will…

Staying Alive

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Sara Butler (right) also became involved in the fun as she fed her 1-year-old nephew funnel cake. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Helping with Katrina

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The Hair Masters celebrates 20 years in business

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Lori Swink got her first taste of the world of cosmetology while she was in high school. “I took a class under Sandy Taylor at East Lincoln and I was hooked,” she said. After she graduated and worked in a couple of salons, Swink opened The Hair Masters on N.C.…

Timken mum on future of Lincolnton facility

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Officials with the Timken Company aren’t commenting on the future of their Lincolnton-area operation, after recently announcing it’s closing its Clinton, S.C. plant. Over the next two years, production lines at the plant will be phased into other Timken operations, according to company spokesperson Diane Bowler. “We haven’t identified where…

ROTC takes first place

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Members of the West Lincoln High School Junior ROTC accomplished more than expected when they took home top honors at the Newton-Conover Field Meet Sept. 10. “We knocked out (McDowell High School) that had won 10 straight years,” said Commander Karl Jordan, an ROTC teacher. The meet included 16 area…

Pottery festival coming

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The legend of master potter Burlon Craig will be honored during an October festival held in his name. The Burlon Craig Pottery Festival will take place in Vale at the Burlon Craig Home Place. The festival lasts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 15. Around 45 potters and pottery…