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Staying Alive

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Sara Butler (right) also became involved in the fun as she fed her 1-year-old nephew funnel cake. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

ROTC takes first place

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Members of the West Lincoln High School Junior ROTC accomplished more than expected when they took home top honors at the Newton-Conover Field Meet Sept. 10. “We knocked out (McDowell High School) that had won 10 straight years,” said Commander Karl Jordan, an ROTC teacher. The meet included 16 area…

Pottery festival coming

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The legend of master potter Burlon Craig will be honored during an October festival held in his name. The Burlon Craig Pottery Festival will take place in Vale at the Burlon Craig Home Place. The festival lasts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 15. Around 45 potters and pottery…

Haunted mill means thrills and chills

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Those who visit “Terror By the Creek” at the 117-year-old Howard’s Creek Mill have experienced all the good scares. There’s the startle scare, the gross-out scare and the “You’ve got to be kidding me” scare. Participants have laughed, passed out, come back over and over and refused to ever enter…

Rebels take county cross country titles

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he West Lincoln Rebels cross-country team won both the Lincoln County mens and womens championships Tuesday at Highland Park. For the women, it was the third consecutive time they’ve bested their county competition; the men had not won the Lincoln County crown since the inaugural run in 1996. West Lincoln…

Early apple festivities

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Transforming the old, making art

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Furniture sitting by the side of the road, old post cards with scribbled messages, sewing patterns from the early 1900s — to Cherryville artist Laura Lefevre, all these items were meant to be art. A mother of four boys, Lefevre has discovered a passion for taking old things and turning…

Stopping to smell the roses

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Since 1973, Bill Shull has been devoted to his rose bushes. The former farmer loves the beauty of roses and the joy of growing them. The flowers also offer another kick. “I like the competition,” Bill said. Bill and his wife, Sasis, have entered their roses in competitions for nearly…

Poets to convene at cafe

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The Witches’ Brew Cafй’s first poetry night will take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Owners Leigh Hewitt and Kym Miller have high hopes for the event, which will have featured poets and an open mic. “Poetry Night’s just going to infuse this place,” said Hewitt. The event will begin with…

Upcoming pottery show seeks artists

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The Lincoln Arts council will host a pottery show October 2005 at the Lincoln Cultural Center to feature the work of potters in the Catawba Valley region and will be a mixture of contemporary and traditional pottery. The show is entitled “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” Each artist will be allowed…