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Special Olympics needs volunteers

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Special Olympics North Carolina will return to Winston-Salem for the 2005 SONC Fall games held Nov. 4 – 6. An estimated 800 volunteers are needed for positions. Some volunteers are needed for sport-specific roles like officiating, scorekeeping and line judging. Others are needed for volunteer check-in, family hospitality or to…

50th Anniversary

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Roy Dale Canipe and Ruby Ann Heavner Canipe of Lincolnton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 10 at Ryan’s Steak House. The couple was wed in Gaffney, S.C. After getting married, Ruby was a homemaker. She later worked in the housekeeping department of Lincoln Medical Center. Roy worked for…

Work by teachers on display

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The artwork of Lincoln County teachers will be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center beginning this Sunday. “Omnibus” will feature the art of all kinds of teachers — public, private and home — who love to create. In previous years, the show only included the work of art teachers.…

Hosting families turns into a sea of red tape

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Lincoln County residents who want to host families in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have a lot of waiting ahead of them. Area churches that were hoping to spearhead the effort have found themselves weighed down with red tape and FEMA regulations. “That can be somewhat of a bureaucratic entanglement,”…

Horse happy

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A twist of fate has landed an Iron Station equestrian on the cover of a national magazine. Appaloosa Horse Journal’s September issue features East Lincoln High School senior Mariah Bell and her horse, Dovie. “Of course I don’t have the cutest look on my face, but I was jumping a…

BMX champion

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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…