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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…

Playing with the Memphis Sound

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Spending your summer with the Memphis Sound is like participating in extreme band camp. There are push ups and yelling. In fact, Rachel Dudley, a recent graduate of West Lincoln High School, threw up her first four rehearsals. Of course, she was required to run 20 minutes in the heat,…

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…