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Symeon hopes Cafй brings people together

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Pete Symeon is hoping his new Lincolnton restaurant, City Cafй, becomes a place for families to gather. “The important thing is to establish my restaurant as a place people can come, be part of a family atmosphere, have quiet evening and have a really nice portioned meal,” he said. “I…

Big Dixie Boggers love seeking thrills

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Members of the Big Dixie Boggers enjoy a good mix of gasoline, adrenaline and mud. “It can be really dangerous,” said Chad Mackie of Iron Station, president of the club. “You don’t ever know what’s going to happen.” The club has around 50 members, who all love to ride in…

Sales set for Saturday

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Two local potters will have their work for sale this Saturday at the places they create them. Heafner Pottery will hold a Christmas sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a preview at 4 p.m. It is located at 170 Beagle Club Road in Cherryville. “Anybody can come,” said…

Carved pieces on display at Cultural Center

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Raine Middleton developed an interest in pottery young. “Like every other kid in west Lincoln, we made little pieces from the creek and let them dry,” she said. Her interest in art, however, did not last long into her childhood. “I decided in first grade I couldn’t draw,” she said.…

Beading workshop planned

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is hosting a seed beading class from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 19. The two-hour class will be taught by Kathryn Berkowitz of Lincolnton. “I’m hoping that a lot of people in Lincolnton will explore the craft and find out if they like it…

Denver church offers dramatic cantata

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Brad Dobson hopes people learn the true meaning of Christmas this year. Denver United Methodist Church will be performing its annual “Christmas Cantata” at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dobson, director of music ministries at the church, is incorporating traditional Christmas songs into the performance, but has also added…

Pumpkin Center firefighters collect food for Christian Ministry effort

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When they aren’t busy fighting fires, members of the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department are giving back to families in their community. Volunteer firefighters and the ladies auxiliary have been collecting canned goods to the benefit of Christian Ministry. “We got a call from Christian Ministry one day saying that…

Schools team up with hoops to fight cancer

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Two school rivals are teaming up for a good cause. Lincoln Charter School in Denver and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Forest City will hold their first annual Talon Challenge Friday. The event is centered around middle and high school basketball games directly between the two schools with a portion…

Karate school emphasizes manners and self-defense

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Students at Sigmon’s Sport Karate learn more than just good self-defense moves. “Having good manners is really important,” he said. “If you can instill that into a kid early on, it will help them become a better person later on in life.” Cass Sigmon and his father, Barry, opened the…

Around Town 12/9/2009

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FOOD DRIVE Tuesday is the last day to drop off non-perishable items for the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department’s annual food drive. Proceeds will benefit Christian Ministries. MEDICARE PLAN Open enrollment for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage will end Dec. 31. For assistance enrolling or changing your plan, call…