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Fall foliage on hold

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Haphazardly searching for fall foliage in the North Carolina mountains could be frustrating. Many mountain sides are covered with green and brown leaves — not the vibrant yellows, oranges and reds that leaf-lookers typically thrive and drive to see. “I haven’t seen a lot of color just yet,” said Kevin…

Clay from Catawba

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Works of area artists are now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show, “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region,” is hosted by the Lincoln Arts Council. Allen Griffin’s “Fat Boy” shown above and Jennifer Childers functional pottery below are two of the potters featured in the show. Works will be…

Hip Hip Hooray! Special Olympics adds cheerleading

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Special Olympians have a new area of competition. Thanks to a pilot program implemented in Lincoln County last year, the North Carolina Special Olympics will offer cheerleading for the first time. “It’s a wonderful outlet for athletic ladies,” said cheerleading coach Ethel Gaston. “This is another avenue for them to…

Council approves zoning ordinance

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After months of meetings and compromise, Lincolnton’s unified development ordinance was approved by the City Council last week. “I’m pleased. We did some very positive compromising,” said Steve Gurley, the city’s planning director. “It was a give and take opportunity, and I feel good about the product.” The UDO, a…

Students learn CPR — High school seniors get certified

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The School of Technology partnered with the Lincolnton Police Department to teach students CPR recently. Julie Brooks, a second-year teacher for the Health Occupations class at the School of Technology, and Lt. Kent Lukach, training officer for the Lincolnton Police Department, certified 41 high school students. The seniors came from…

Morning Wrecks

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(Top) Emergency crews prepare to transport Stephanie Avila, 17, of Crouse after a single-vehicle wreck this morning near the intersection of Victory Grove and Jerry Crump roads. Avila had to be extricated by responders. She was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital with minor to moderate injuries, according to EMS. (Right)…

Going the miles for millions

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CropWalk raises $10,000 to fight world hunger More than 100 participants came together to walk to help beat world hunger this past weekend with the 2004 East Lincoln CropWalk. Twelve churches from the east Lincoln area, and two schools, East Lincoln High School and North Lincoln High School, met for…

Boat slip addition debated

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Michael Good, a concerned Denver resident, spoke out against boat slips on the Webbs Chapel Cove subdivision at Monday night’s Marine Commission meeting. The subdivision, already approved, will include 50 lots on 150 acres. Developers are proposing a 10-slip boat dock for the cove. Lincoln County commissioners have not approved…

Kids on keys — `Mr. Bill` teaches toddler tech class

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Kelechi Michael Eziri, 3, is learning how to work on a computer at a very young age. His eyes watch in amazement as his teacher, “Mr. Bill” Ward goes over the parts of the computer at The Learning Express Inc. in Denver. Ward picks up part of the computer and…

Lake calendar

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DONKEY BASKETBALL Four local teams will compete in the donkey basketball tournament at North Lincoln High School at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 23. Tickets are $5 for adults and students and $8 for adults and students at the door. All proceeds will go to the Physical Education Department. “ALL ABOUT…