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Around Town 11/12/2007

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POTTERY CLASS A pottery class for senior citizens will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 4 at Rising Sun Pottery, 209 S. Academy St. The class will offer general discussion of pottery, hands-on instruction and glazing and kiln firings of all pieces. Pottery made in the…

Blue Choo puts man back on track

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Rick Walker liked trains when he was a kid. But the Cherryville native grew up and opened his own business. Trains weren’t a high priority. “As I grew older, I didn’t have time for it,” Walker said. But several years ago, Walker’s love for the locomotive got back on track,…

Schools switch to paper plates

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Lincoln County schools last week moved to cut back water use by a quarter million gallons per month by using disposable plates and cups in the cafeterias. Executive Director of Facilities Darrell Gettys said the measure implemented Tuesday would reduce the school system’s overall use by 12 to 15 percent…

Library telecom upgrade proceeding slowly

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Installation of the telecom network upgrade for the Gaston-Lincoln Regional Libraries is not proceeding as quickly as planned, but it is proceeding. A telecom network is a combination of telephone and computer connections to make information available to all users of that network. The Internet is an example of a…

Most creative winners

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Veterans monument, flagpole dedicated

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Company provides coating

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What do military forces, the oil industry, marine vessels, and motorsports have in common? At first glance, you would think nothing. But they all use a company located at the Denver Industrial Park. Calico Coatings provides industries with a special coating that reduces everyday wear and tear on parts. Calico…

Lincoln potter recognized nationally

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After 20 years working in the textile and apparel industry, Kimbrell Frazier decided to go out on a limb and open her own pottery shop. Now, her work can be seen in 28 galleries and shops in 12 states. It has also been accepted in the American Craft Council Baltimore…

Artist loves to push envelope

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Karen Banker thinks in big concepts. “There are no rules. It’s wide open. It’s full of possibilities,” Banker said of abstract art. “I like to push the envelope, and I think that’s true of me in life.” Banker’s one-woman show “Vibrant Silence” is on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Scouting for food

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Area Boy Scouts will be out in full force Saturday working to help the hungry. Approximately 600 scouts will be out in Lincoln County, Cherryville, Stanley and Mt. Holly putting up door hangers asking for donations. On Nov. 17, the same scouts will go door to door picking up non-perishable…