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Potters experiment with pit-firing at west Lincoln’s Blue Moose Studio

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Area potters gathered together last weekend to try an ancient method of firing pottery. The pit-firing workshop was organized by Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton and Blue Moose Studio in western Lincoln County. “It was really neat,” said Linda Friedland of Blue Moose Studio. “Not many people have done pit…

Event educates new moms

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Local healthcare officials are hoping to educate new and expectant moms on the benefits of breastfeeding at an ice cream social Saturday. “We will be having information available about the benefits of breastfeeding as well as how to get breastfeeding off to a good start and how breastfeeding is still…

50th anniversary

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West Lincoln tomato grower cheated out of 2 truckloads

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Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of more than $15,000 in produce after a person, claiming to be from a trucking company, paid with a fraudulent check. The caller, who claimed to be a representative of a company in Myrtle Beach, S.C.,, requested two truck loads of tomatoes from the…

Two face drugs, weapons charges

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Two Iron Station men are facing criminal charges after drugs and weapons were allegedly found in the home of one of the suspects. Sheriff’s Deputy F.L. Runyon along with a probation officer went to the home of Chad Lamont Clark, 30, of 4018 N.C. 73, to conduct a search of…

Church Briefs

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BINGHAM MEMORIAL Bingham Memorial EMC will have their Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. CROWELL VBS Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, located on Killian Road in Lincolnton will have their Vacation Bible School, Camp E.D.G.E. from 6-8:30 p.m. tonight. Dinner will be from…

Around Town 7/31/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Today is the last day the Habitat For Humanity Home Restore, located at 803 E. Sycamore St., in Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat.” The store will be open until 4 p.m. today. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to…

Youth band creates bonds with bluegrass

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The members of the 2009 Catawba Valley Music Revival Youth Band may be young, but they appreciate good, old-fashioned tunes. “I like keeping it alive,” said Elizabeth Hollifield, 16, of Lawndale. “I think it’s good to listen to. It’s a pure feel unlike some of the other stuff today. It’s…

Printmaker remembers the herds

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The exhibit “Remember the Herds,” which opens today at the Lincoln Cultural Center, draws from a childhood spent on a Midwestern dairy farm. “They’re all about the farm,” said David Faber, a printmaker and professor at Wake Forest University. “They’re all about elements of my childhood landscape that I want…

Around Town 7/29/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until Friday. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE RAFFLE…