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Show focuses on bottles, pottery

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Bottle collecting can be a very delicate hobby. Those living in earthquake-prone states generally stay away from showy displays. “All we’re afraid of is a bird,” said Chuck Rash, a Lincolnton man, who has filled his garage with antique bottles. This fear is very real – Rash has dealt with…

Farmers market set to open

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At long last, it’s time for the Lincoln County Farmers Market to open. Both locations will open this Saturday. The downtown Lincolnton location at 225 W. Water St. will open at 7 a.m. The Denver location at Rock Springs School on N.C. 16 will open at 8 a.m. The Denver…

SWAT practice

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Homeowners groups sharpens identity, mission

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A group of lakefront homeowners who came together to fight higher property taxes have made significant strides just two months after their initial meeting, according to organizers. The have a name — Lincoln Shoreline Community Organization or LiSCO — a defined set of topics, and even an official logo in…

Farmers’ Market, other events mark spring in Denver

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Spring is here and several community events will come into full bloom this Saturday in east Lincoln County. While vendors set up their stands for the start of third annual Denver Farmers’ Market at Rock Springs Elementary School off N.C. 16, two other community groups will host a Earth Day…

Mustang soccer star playing better after ACL recovery

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DENVER — Two years ago Chelsea Tate tore her ACL, not knowing whether she would get back to playing the level of soccer to which she was accustomed. Now in her senior year the East Lincoln captain said she may be even better. “In some ways I feel better than…

Around Town 4/15/2009

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CAMP MTG. JUBILEE Exodus Baptist Church, 3164 Exodus Church Road, Maiden, will have their sixth annual camp meeting jubilee 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (828) 728-3594. MILL GET TOGETHER All former employees of Carlton Yarn Mill and S.Ct.,…

Comp-Cal adds color to race cars

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After working several years in the racing industry, Brian Wittkamp, decided it was time to make his part-time automotive graphic design business a full-time job. “The racing industry is so up and down. You have your good years and you have your bad years,” Wittkamp said. “I decided that I…

Ribbon cutting

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Around Town 4/13/2009

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5K WALK AND RACE Long Shoals Wesleyan Church will sponsor a Bumblebee 5k walk and race April 25 to benefit a mission trip to Leon, Nicaragua. Awards will be give to the top male and female runners in each age division. The cost is $15 for entries received by Wednesday,…