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Isn’t she lovely?

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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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Habitat house seeks an owner

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Habitat for Humanity volunteers are looking for the perfect family to move into a completed home in western Lincoln County. The four-bedroom, two-bath house is located on rural Alf Hoover Road and was completed in 2004. John Pagel, vice president of Habitat in Lincoln County, hopes to get the message…

Five generations

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Top honors

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