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Annual festival to include contemporary and traditional pottery

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Joe Reinhardt plans to sell and display his wares at the upcoming pottery festival. Contributed Photo VALE — Joe Reinhardt lives in Vale just across the road from where the late Burlon Craig, master potter, once lived. Craig was a great influence on his neighbor. “We were friends… I would…

Children brush up on Bible skills

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Members of the Children’s Bible Drill Team search for a passage Wednesday during practice. Pictured are, from left, Luke Mitchem, Tyler Bingle, Stephen Harris, Zane Pearce, Chris Mayhew and Casey Roark. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Children stand at attention — shoulders back, heads up and Bibles out. They flip…

Film to preserve history

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Annie and Calvin Johnson speak of their memories at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church while Marsha Millsaps documents the interview. Millsaps is making a documentary of the church. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The sagging ceilings and weathered walls of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church hold many memories for Marsha…

Church plans to rebuild

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Members of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church are ready to move forward. The congregation was forced to relocate three years ago due to structural problems of the church. They have been searching for a solution ever since. “I think we have explored all possible options. The church believes it is…

Gospel to hit the airways from Seventh-Day Adventist

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Scott Armstrong sits at the controls of WWGT FM100, a radio station that will broadcast out of the attic at Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Members of Seventh-Day Adventist Church will bring the Light of the World to Lincoln County. The Light of the World is the…

West ROTC chalks up wins

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West Lincoln High School`s NJROTC Unit participated in the Western Carolina Drill Meet at Pisgah High School on Saturday, March 13 and returned home having placed in seven different events. Shown during the competition (from left) are Cadets Seth Rhyne, Amanda Schneider, Benjamin Pope, Zack Moran, Chris Gibson, Matt Kester.…

Woman recalls 93 years of history

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Margaret Dellinger sits on the front porch of her Crouse home recalling memories that are preserved on her property. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo CROUSE — Margaret Dellinger sits back in her chair and talks about the old days. She remembers growing up on the farm where her life was…

Special needs students get hands-on experience

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Assistant teacher Jane Wright helps Tasha Henderson, an eighth-grader, pick out pansies. Special needs students at West Lincoln Middle School spend class time running errands in town for teachers. This helps them gain real world experience with counting money, writing checks and communicating their needs to store employees. Jenny Walling…

Community eyes grants for proposed west Lincoln park

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By early fall, residents will find out if plans for a park in west Lincoln will get a $500,000 boost. County commissioners recently pledged to match up to $250,000 in grants applied for through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The park would be located on a 54-acre tract on…

Restaurants cater to health-minded eaters

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Dieters may not be able to have their cake and eat it too, but ice cream could be a different story. Owners of I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt have been addressing the needs of their customers for years. “It’s not just fad diets. There are a lot of families who…