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School Visitor

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Sid Luck from Seagrove, N.C. visited Iron Station Elementary School Nov. 4 to give small groups of students presentations of the process of shaping traditional pottery. He owns and runs Luck`s Ware Pottery in Seagrove where he welcomes visitors to watching him make traditional wheel- thrown pottery. Contributed Photo…

Art Winners Announced

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The Lincoln Arts Council has announced winners of the 2004 County-wide Art Show. Awards were given to winners during a ceremony Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Winners of this year’s competition are: Melanie Bell, first place Reginald Lanier, second place Andrea St. John, third place Honorable mentions were given…

Four local teens prepare to compete

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CHARLOTTE — Four Lincoln County teens will be featured in the upcoming 57th Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade. Representatives from Lincolnton, North, East and West Lincoln high schools will first compete in the Pepsi Coronation and Awards Ceremony where the new Carrousel Queen will be crowned. The event will be held Wednesday,…

60th Anniversary

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Having front row seats for victory

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Each election day provides a bit of irony for one Lincolnton resident. Florene Reinhardt lives directly across from Republican headquarters on Academy Street. During Tuesday night’s excitement, Reinhardt and her friend from Lake Norman, Ruby Lail, had a front row seat — sitting in rocking chairs on her front porch.…

Dancing for Divinity

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The Liturgical Dance Ministry at Rock Hill United Methodist Church is growing in popularity. Ashley McLean, JarDearia McLean, Shaye McLean, Shasta Clinton, Crystal Bost and Jessica Shipp practiced Monday night for the upcoming recital. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo STANLEY — Young people at Rock Hill United Methodist Church have…

Carving Creations — Craft Fair to be held Saturday

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Terry Poovey’s grandfather taught him a thing or two about woodcarving when he was a child. But it wasn’t until four years ago that he made it a pastime. Poovey, who has won many ribbons and awards for his ability, is one of many Lincoln County residents who will participate…

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…