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Company provides coating

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What do military forces, the oil industry, marine vessels, and motorsports have in common? At first glance, you would think nothing. But they all use a company located at the Denver Industrial Park. Calico Coatings provides industries with a special coating that reduces everyday wear and tear on parts. Calico…

Lincoln potter recognized nationally

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After 20 years working in the textile and apparel industry, Kimbrell Frazier decided to go out on a limb and open her own pottery shop. Now, her work can be seen in 28 galleries and shops in 12 states. It has also been accepted in the American Craft Council Baltimore…

Artist loves to push envelope

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Karen Banker thinks in big concepts. “There are no rules. It’s wide open. It’s full of possibilities,” Banker said of abstract art. “I like to push the envelope, and I think that’s true of me in life.” Banker’s one-woman show “Vibrant Silence” is on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Scouting for food

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Area Boy Scouts will be out in full force Saturday working to help the hungry. Approximately 600 scouts will be out in Lincoln County, Cherryville, Stanley and Mt. Holly putting up door hangers asking for donations. On Nov. 17, the same scouts will go door to door picking up non-perishable…

Steps taken toward community garden

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The new director of the Multicultural Center of Hope has big plans for a community garden, which he believes will bring people of different races closer together. The main problem? He needs a big chunk of land to make it possible. Enrique Fuentes, who has been director of the center…

75th birthday

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Devoted to the DAR

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Patrol says mom was speeding to get child to hospital

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A mother rushing to take her infant from Lincoln’s hospital to a different hospital caused a serious accident on N.C. Route 150, according to the Highway Patrol. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mary Kasey Nicole, 19, of Crouse was speeding to take her baby to a Shelby hospital on the…

Contraband checkpoint bags four on pot charges

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Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections conducted a contraband checkpoint at the Lincoln County Correctional Center Sunday. Traffic Safety Officer, Tyson Rogers and his K-9, Kilo, hit on four vehicles leading to citations for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The following people were issued citations:…