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Pottery fires couple`s passion

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ROBERTA WILSON Contributing Writer ———————————— LAWNDALE — It’s romantic and sensuous but also a bit dirty – this business that has joined Corine Guseman’s and Hal Dedmond’s private and professional lives. Centered around slabs of wet clay, earthen kilns and hours of shaping, hauling and lifting, the couple seem to…

Store becomes a family affair

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Sandra Simpson and Scottie Jenkins reminisce about growing up in the family store. The establishment which is now 40 years old is like home to them. “That’s just one reason not to get rid of it,” Jenkins said. “It would be like losing something; it is part of us, and…

Good Growing

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Organic farm still going strong His clay-stained finger tips and earth-toned ball cap tell a story. The tale begins with a farm family in western Lincoln County. The plot thickens years later when young Donnie Cline takes an interest in the business. Years after that, the seasoned farmer — back…

Political Pumpkins

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With voting less than a week away, political statements are even popping up everywhere — even on holiday pumpkins. These Jack-o-lanterns were spotted on a porch on Pine Forest Court in western Lincoln County Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo…

Senters receives regional award

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Fran Senters, 4-H program assistant with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, was recently recognized for outstanding contributions to Lincoln County 4-H Programs. Senters was awarded the “Crandall’s Cream of the Crop,” awarded by Dr. Deborah Crandall, Southwest District Extension director. One Southwest District Extension employee is recognized with this award quarterly.…

50th Anniversary

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Harold “Bill” and Jamsie “Sis” Shull celebrated 50 years of marriage on Oct.2 with a 1950s themed reception at the home of Ronald and Martha Fulbright, sister and brother-in-law of Sis. Garry and Annette Richard chauffeured the Shulls to the reception of 150 people in a 1957 Bel Air Chevrolet.…

Twins cherish each bite

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The Lincoln House isn’t their old farm house in western Lincoln County, but the Heavners relish the time they spend gathered around the breakfast table. “After our mother died we do this to stick together,” Julia said. “This seems like a way for us to get together and enjoy each…

Church honors faithful couple

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Harold and Wilma Leatherman have dedicated more than half a century to faith and family. The local couple were recognized for their service Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Pat Lawing, a member of the church’s staff/parish relations committee, said the couple’s devotion to the church and each other makes…

Dynamic Duo

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Brian Joines and Brandon White joined students from Lincoln, Alexander and Catawba counties who attended a National Martial Arts Day event Saturday at Samurai Arts Institute. Martial artists across the United States attempted to break a World Record for the most kicks executed in one hour simultaneously across the country.…

Put on a creepy face: Strange adventures in pumpkin carving

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Lincoln Times-News staff members got in the Halloween spirit and took a shot at pumpkin carving Thursday night, coming up with these four unique creations. Whether the carvings were classic, stenciled, artistic or goofy, the consensus for the night was one of pure fun. Below are some of our staff’s…