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Five generations

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Dry, hot times slow blooming

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Anyone who’s been outdoors in the past month knows that stepping outside has felt more like taking a stroll on the sun. You certainly don’t have to tell it to Kevin Mauney, owner of Rock Ridge Greenhouses in Alexis. “Things outside have had such a hard time,” said Mauney. “When…

On the way up

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Around Town 9/5/2007

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QUILT DISPLAY “Quilted Memories,” a community projects display, will be Sept. 21-23 at the First United Methodist Church, Lincolnton. There will be a quilt raffle, projects display, demonstrations and a boutique. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.…

Marine 19 ‘saved’

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Superintendent takes oath, begins work for united district

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New Superintendent of Schools John David Martin began his labor day Tuesday instead of Monday. Martin was officially sworn-in in a ceremony at the Lincoln County Schools Central Office witnessed by school staff and community officials. His contract began Sept. 1. “I want to thank the Board of Education for…

Center hosts pottery exhibit

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The potters and their pottery will fill the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday. The Catawba Valley Regional Pottery Show has its opening reception Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. “We hope to have as many potters here as possible,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County.…

Simplicity key for 2007 design

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Lincoln County’s Apple Festival T-shirts have a new look for 2007. “We were looking for a little bit more simplicity in the designs,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Selling Apple Festival T-shirts is one of the non-profit organization’s biggest fundraisers. With more than 10,000…

Framing shop shows love of art

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Harry and Barbara Heesch may be relatively new to the Denver business community, but they’re certainly no strangers to owning their own business. “Barbara and I have been in business for 40 years,” said Harry, owner of Fine Framing on NC 16 in Denver. The couple lived in Boston and…

67th Wedding Anniversary

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Robert and Corene Lindsay of Vale celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Aug. 31. They were married in Gaffney, S.C. on Aug. 31, 1940. They celebrated by going out to eat just the two of them. They are the parents of Carl Lindsay of Vale, Faith Pruitte of Rutherfordton and the…