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Benfield takes pride in still-life art

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Mark Benfield takes a woman’s powder brush and smoothes down the feathers on some of the wild birds he has in his workshop. He points out where the feathers are noticeably darker. He said using women’s mascara makes the feathers stand out more. Benfield of Lincolnton has been running a…

Sending Love Overseas

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Chamber previews upcoming events

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce board previewed upcoming events at its monthly meeting Tuesday, which included the annual adult spelling bee and legislative breakfast, networking luncheon and business after hours events. The adult spelling bee, which last year raised $11,000 for the chamber and for Lincoln County Schools Education…

Essay Winners

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Dancing enthusiasts walk the line

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Merle Potuzak said when she line dances she can’t think about anything else. “You forget about the little problems,” Potuzak said. Wearing her jeans and red cowboy boots, Potuzak has been line dancing since the early 90s. Once she got started, she couldn’t stop. Now the Cornelius resident teaches line…

Landlocked

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Post office takes steps for growth

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DENVER – In response to continued growth in Denver, the post office is bringing in some new faces. Four temporary rural carriers have been hired in the last six months and Postmaster Charles McDaniel does not see it stopping there. “Denver has got a 12 percent growth rate. It’s controlled,…

Because she says sew

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Delorise Ellsworth of Iron Station has made almost 100 quilts. The hobby that she has had for ten years made her want to share her fun with others in the community. “The Quilter’s Haven” in Denver is now open, offering quilting supplies, fabric and even classes. “There is just nothing…

Around Norman

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LAKE NORMAN – Lake Norman may have a bike trail in the future that will circle around the entire area of shoreline. Duke Power has donated $2,500 to the project and Centralina Council of Governments has agreed to match this. The idea stemmed from Frank Johnson, who used to be…

Around Town 2/9/2005

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RETIREMENT CLUB The Oakgrove Retirement Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. for a luncheon. DANCE/BBQ A benefit for the Lincoln Charter School PTO and Relay for Life will be held at the James W. Warren Citizen Center on Feb. 12. Dinner will be at 5 p.m., gospel…