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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…

Catching some air

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There’s a reason they call him Kamikaze Kaylor. With a slew of first place trophies for motorcross racing and a “no fear” approach to 65-foot jumps, Jesse Kaylor has earned the name. “If I wreck or something, they know I’m coming back and I’m going to be at the front…

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…

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…