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Pottery fires couple`s passion

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ROBERTA WILSON Contributing Writer ———————————— LAWNDALE — It’s romantic and sensuous but also a bit dirty – this business that has joined Corine Guseman’s and Hal Dedmond’s private and professional lives. Centered around slabs of wet clay, earthen kilns and hours of shaping, hauling and lifting, the couple seem to…

Store becomes a family affair

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Sandra Simpson and Scottie Jenkins reminisce about growing up in the family store. The establishment which is now 40 years old is like home to them. “That’s just one reason not to get rid of it,” Jenkins said. “It would be like losing something; it is part of us, and…

Good Growing

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Organic farm still going strong His clay-stained finger tips and earth-toned ball cap tell a story. The tale begins with a farm family in western Lincoln County. The plot thickens years later when young Donnie Cline takes an interest in the business. Years after that, the seasoned farmer — back…

Political Pumpkins

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With voting less than a week away, political statements are even popping up everywhere — even on holiday pumpkins. These Jack-o-lanterns were spotted on a porch on Pine Forest Court in western Lincoln County Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo…

Candidates for School Board respond to questions

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This election year citizens will vote in four Board of Education members. Tommy Houser, a current school board member and former chairman of the Board of Education is running for Northbrook Township. He is running unopposed. George Dellinger, a fellow school board member, is running unopposed for the Ironton Township.…

Senters receives regional award

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Fran Senters, 4-H program assistant with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, was recently recognized for outstanding contributions to Lincoln County 4-H Programs. Senters was awarded the “Crandall’s Cream of the Crop,” awarded by Dr. Deborah Crandall, Southwest District Extension director. One Southwest District Extension employee is recognized with this award quarterly.…

38 officers qualify on firing range

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In what has become tradition for the Lincolnton Police Department, officers took part in weapons qualifications in wet, muddy conditions this week. Thirty-eight officers took part in the exercise designed to test their speed and accuracy when it comes to their weapons. Officers qualify with their weapons twice a year.…

Kiser, Fortenberry seek House seat

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Candidate questions 1. What could you do in the Legislature to help Lincoln County avoid having to put the burden of growth (new schools, infrastructure to support rapid growth) on the property tax? 2.What is your position on a state lottery to benefit education in North Carolina? Would you support…

Local bands advance to finals in Trojan Classic

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Three local high school Marching Band made it into the finals at the 25 Annual Olympic Trojan Classic in Mecklenburg County this past weekend. Out of 22 competitors, the Lincolnton High School, East Lincoln High School and North Lincoln High School Marching Bands (West Lincoln High School was on their…

Accused former minister collapses

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A former Lincoln County minister accused of sexually abusing three of his daughters did not appear for trial Monday in Yadkin County Superior Court due to health reasons. Ted Hendrix, 65, collapsed Friday after his daughters appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show Thursday to talk openly about the abuse they…