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My Treasure helps sellers sell items on eBay

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There are plenty of items for sale at the My Treasure eBay drop off store, located at 118 N. Court Square in Lincolnton. You just can’t buy them there. Open for almost two years, the shop functions as a drop-off center for things to be sold on eBay, the popular…

Opening up Communications

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Catawba Valley potter honors, breaks tradition

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In many ways, Michael Ball is a traditional Catawba Valley potter. He digs his own clay. He follows the traditional firing methods. He uses a traditional glaze. Putting a gas mask on a face jug, however, is anything but traditional. “I’m not going to put myself in a box,” Ball…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Are you concerned about crime in eastern Lincoln County? Michael Lyons, Westport: “I don’t think there’s a lot of crime. The few things that have happened here, the sheriff’s handled it very expeditiously. The fact they notified the residents absolutely amazed me because I’m from New York and that never…

Lady Knights pitcher grows into top role

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights softball team is a fairly young team, to say the least, with five freshmen and four sophomores. Freshman Addy Pound is starting to be relied upon for her versatility as her role to the team increases. “Being a freshman, you can see her role increase…

Around Town 4/2/2008

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FOOD SALE The West Lincoln Ladies Class of the Fairview Baptist Church will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Henderson Sales Co., corner of N.C. 27 west and Lackey Road. 4-H YARD SALE A 4-H yard sale will be held 8 a.m.…

Flower business blooming for Purple Petal

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The Purple Petal Florist in Denver offers customers a large selection of flowers for almost any occasion. The Purple Petal has been serving Denver residents for almost 20 years, said Jane Brown, store owner. Brown says that her daughter was the inspiration for opening her own flower shop. “I started…

‘Vet Mail’ provides information for Lincoln County veterans

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Lincoln County Veterans Services hopes to compile an e-mail list of all 7,000 Lincoln County veterans. With only 10 e-mails so far, it has a long way to go. “We just recently started this process,” said Eric Robinson, county veterans services officer in Lincolnton. “We’re trying to use this as…

Fifth-graders at Saint James learn robotics

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Fifth-graders at Saint James Elementary are learning about robotics with LEGOs. SJES principal Larry Shouse was familiar with LEGO robotics. “I thought that would be a great enrichment project,” he said. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation donated $2,500 in December for the LEGO robotics program Cecelia Harkey requested in…

Citizens Committee expanding efforts on school bond

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The Citizens Committee for Education’s campaigning for the proposed $44.6 million school bond spread beyond fundraising this week, with the launch of a Web site and the arrival of “Vote Yes” T-shirts. At the Citizens Committee meeting Monday, executive director of construction for Lincoln County Schools, Darrell Gettys, presented a…