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Early apple festivities

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Maiden man is “slo-o-o-w as molasses”

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MAIDEN – Maiden resident Howard Goodson believes he’s made about 1,200 gallons of molasses over the past 40 years, yielding 30 gallons per year. “Nowadays, I only make molasses once per year,” he said, “and that yields about 18 gallons.” This past Saturday, Goodson, his three sons – Franky, Freddy…

Those are some tomatoes

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Around Town 9/26/2005

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BENEFIT A benefit sponsored by Fairview Baptist Church of Lincolnton will be held Saturday at Buffalo Shoals Club House. There will be a yard sale starting at 7 a.m.; sausage biscuits and baked goods will be sold. All proceeds will go towards the funeral expenses of Joe Armstrong. For information…

Around Town 9/23/2005

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HOMECOMING Pisgah United Methodist Church will hold homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Edwin “Eddie” Huss, minister of music at Wesley Memorial UMC in High Point, who grew up in Pisgah Church. He will share his message in song. A covered dish lunch will follow…

Upcoming pottery show seeks artists

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The Lincoln Arts council will host a pottery show October 2005 at the Lincoln Cultural Center to feature the work of potters in the Catawba Valley region and will be a mixture of contemporary and traditional pottery. The show is entitled “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” Each artist will be allowed…

Meet Christian Ministry’s LINC Home Delivered Meals

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LINC Home Delivered Meals is a program that delivers a lunch time meal to Lincoln County shut-ins who can not prepare a balanced meal. Now, you’re saying to yourself, “Meals on Wheels, right?” Nope, we’re something different — a charitable ministry organized by Christian Ministry of Lincoln County over 23…

Transforming the old, making art

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Furniture sitting by the side of the road, old post cards with scribbled messages, sewing patterns from the early 1900s — to Cherryville artist Laura Lefevre, all these items were meant to be art. A mother of four boys, Lefevre has discovered a passion for taking old things and turning…

Stopping to smell the roses

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Since 1973, Bill Shull has been devoted to his rose bushes. The former farmer loves the beauty of roses and the joy of growing them. The flowers also offer another kick. “I like the competition,” Bill said. Bill and his wife, Sasis, have entered their roses in competitions for nearly…

Poets to convene at cafe

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The Witches’ Brew Cafй’s first poetry night will take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Owners Leigh Hewitt and Kym Miller have high hopes for the event, which will have featured poets and an open mic. “Poetry Night’s just going to infuse this place,” said Hewitt. The event will begin with…