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The truth is right here

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As a child, George Fawcett came across a newspaper headline proclaiming “Silver Balls Floating in Air Nazis’ Newest War Device.” Prior to finding the clipping, Fawcett was an avid World War II collector. He already had 43 scrapbooks full of memorabilia. After reading that headline, however, his focus shifted. “I…

World War II refugee talks of plight

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During her time as a German refugee running from the “raping Russians” during World War II, Johanna McCloskey recorded the harsh realities of her life in a small journal. That journal traveled with her on hikes through “snow up to your hips,” on rides hitched on freight trains, milk trucks…

Local and regional art fills downtown coffee house

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When the Witches’ Brew Cafй first opened in downtown Lincolnton, the walls were bare. Now, a mere six weeks later, those walls are filled with the work of local and regional artists. There are black and white photographs of Italian landscapes, colorful multi-media abstract paintings, pointillism pen and ink drawings…

Senior potters showcase goods

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Despite kiln problems and clay under their fingernails, eight Lincoln County senior citizens are hooked on pottery. This summer, seniors participating in pottery workshops created platters, birdfeeders and toadstool birdhouses. The end result is work that is “so meticulous and so well done,” according to Mary Jane Howard, executive director…

Biking for funds

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50th Anniversary

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Five generations

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Top honors

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Fund raiser aids ministry

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More than 500 cans of food were donated to Lincoln County Christian Ministry after a Coach Pitch Tournament was held at the West Lincoln Optimist Park earlier this month. Some of the items included sugar, saltines, soap, oatmeal and grits. The tournament was held Aug. 5, 6 and 7. On…

Highway patrol training camp means business

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After a grueling week-long training, a high school senior has new respect for law enforcement. Matt Hovis, a student at West Lincoln High School, participated in a rigorous highway patrol training camp in Raleigh June 26 through July 1. “I just wanted to see if I could do it,” he…