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Regional potters show wares at Lincoln Cultural Center

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The Lincoln Arts Council will present a pottery show Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by Rising Sun Pottery. Music will be furnished by Barrie Howard. The show will feature the works of 18 potters in…

Denver damsels

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Saturday’s poker run to benefit Red Cross

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The Lincoln County chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a Poker Run on Saturday. Registration is from 10:30 a.m. – noon at Zippers Restaurant in Lincolnton. The last bike out will be 12:30 p.m. and the last bike in will be by 4 p.m. Stops are planned throughout…

Dedication to CROP Walk lasts 20 years

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Pisgah United Methodist Church has participated in Lincolnton’s CROP Walk for 20 years and some of its members haven’t missed a single walk. “The first crop walk, we walked quite a many miles,” said Rachel Rhyne, a participant. “It was just wonderful just to get to be with friends and…

‘What’s for Dinner?’ offers answers

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Take a look at Paul Balcerek’s huge stack of cookbooks, and you won’t wonder where his passion lies. “I’ve always cooked all my life,” the personal chef said. “To most people, it’s a chore. To me, it comes easy.” Balcerek, 59, grew up cooking with his grandmother, mother and aunt…

Cooperative extension welcomes new staff member

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A childhood filled with pig raising and 4-H clubs has prepared Leigh Guth for a career with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “I came after this job,” said Guth, the new family consumer sciences agent. “It does a lot of things I believe.” Guth, who has lived in Lincoln County…

90th birthday

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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…

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…

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…