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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…

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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Long Term Care Advocacy Day

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National TV show focuses on East Lincoln track

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East Lincoln Speedway recently got a special visitor. Dave Despain, host of Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain on the Speed cable-TV channel, visited the track near Lowesville on July 18. Film crews spent the evening not only filming the racing, but a greased pig chase and a marriage proposal. Luckily,…

Hecht’s WynSwept development is under way in south Catawba

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The real estate market may be unsteady, but that is not stopping Denver-based developer Bob Hecht from opening his newest subdivision, WynSwept, four miles north of the N.C. 16 and N.C. 150 intersection. For 30 years, Hecht Development, in conjunction with Hecht Properties, has been building communities in the Lake…

Thrift store aims to give back to community

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John Fish is hoping his thrift store will be the first step in giving back to his community. Fish, and his wife, Suzanne recently opened Mount Moriah Summit Thrift Store, a nonprofit Christian-based business, in Denver. Formerly of California, Fish operated two rescue mission organizations, but felt God was calling…

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…