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Pirate’s tombstone made stable

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s most notorious cemetery resident recently received a home makeover. The grave of “Lorenzo Ferrer,” which many hypothesize actually belongs to the French pirate Jean Lafitte, now has a securer future due to the work of the Chicora Foundation. “It was not stable,” said Mike Trinkley, director…

Theatre Guild ‘entirely changed’

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild has announced its 2007-2008 season and has formed a new 18-member board. The only thing needed to make its revamping complete is a volunteer base. “It has dwindled a lot because of the hiatus the Theatre Guild had and the rocky points in the past,” said…

Class teaches digital basics

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The Lincoln County Historical Association is offering a fall class for people who want to stop taking snapshots and start taking photographs. The 10-week “Okay, I Bought a Digital Camera Now What?” class starts Oct. 6 and is taught by Perception Designs owner Ari Miller. “Students will reap many benefits…

Five generations

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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…