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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…

Riding for Research

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Stephen Spake recently rode 150 miles in the National Multiple Sclerosis Bikeathon. He participated in the event to honor his grandmother, Clarabel Heavner, who has had multiple sclerosis for more than 30 years. He raised over $3,500 for research of the disease. Spake was born and raised in the Howards…

Fall foliage on hold

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Haphazardly searching for fall foliage in the North Carolina mountains could be frustrating. Many mountain sides are covered with green and brown leaves — not the vibrant yellows, oranges and reds that leaf-lookers typically thrive and drive to see. “I haven’t seen a lot of color just yet,” said Kevin…

Clay from Catawba

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Works of area artists are now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show, “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region,” is hosted by the Lincoln Arts Council. Allen Griffin’s “Fat Boy” shown above and Jennifer Childers functional pottery below are two of the potters featured in the show. Works will be…

Hip Hip Hooray! Special Olympics adds cheerleading

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Special Olympians have a new area of competition. Thanks to a pilot program implemented in Lincoln County last year, the North Carolina Special Olympics will offer cheerleading for the first time. “It’s a wonderful outlet for athletic ladies,” said cheerleading coach Ethel Gaston. “This is another avenue for them to…

Bowls Benefit

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Rising Sun Pottery hosted its annual Empty Bowls Benefit Tuesday night. (Above) Pam Spaulding and Brianna Gardner filled bowls with homemade soup during the event. (Right) Erin Harford and her mother, Debra Basalik, carefully selected their bowls before getting their meals. Patrons selected their home-thrown bowls, priced at $10 each,…

Class Reunion

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The Blackburn School classes of 1927-1952 celebrated their reunion recently at Blackburn Elementary School. Those attending included (from front) Willie Isenhour McDonald, Essie Jarrett Reinhardt, Howard Jarrett, Wilma Rudisill Ramsey, Beulah Heavner, Josephine Jones Childres, Orpha Smith Heavner, Alice Abernethy Whisnant, Mary Helen Mullen Biggerstaff, Nettie Prue McCaslin Neagle, Violet…

Chapter Addicts — Readers ready for book sale

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Early on Saturday morning, readers will be lining up outside the Lincoln County Public Library ready to have the first crack at its library book sale. “We have people waiting out there in the dark,” said Lesley Levine, the library director. The doors open at 9 a.m. allowing the hungry…

Southern Spirits — Barefoot tells ghostly tales

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Dan Barefoot says he cannot prove that ghosts exist but he believes there are forces at work in science that cannot be explained. With his recent release of his ninth book, Barefoot wrote some haunted tales just in time for Halloween. The book entitled, “Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of…