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Seniors dance to tunes of youth

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One day back in the early 1970s, then-Lincolnton Recreation director Betty G. Ross was asked to teach square dancing to the elderly. “We didn’t have enough men dancing back then, so some of the women had to wear painters hats and act like men,” said Ross. That was the birth…

Maiden reunion

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Couple “Design One Creative” campaign after another

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For years, Mike Sherman of Denver had been moving up a kind of corporate ladder. He started Design One Creative in the basement of a Charlotte radio station in 1996. “We had Magic 96 and 106.5 The End right above us,” said Mike. “When the company first started, it was…

Blackburn reunion

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Toddler teamwork

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Regional potters show wares at Lincoln Cultural Center

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The Lincoln Arts Council will present a pottery show Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by Rising Sun Pottery. Music will be furnished by Barrie Howard. The show will feature the works of 18 potters in…

Denver damsels

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Saturday’s poker run to benefit Red Cross

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The Lincoln County chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a Poker Run on Saturday. Registration is from 10:30 a.m. – noon at Zippers Restaurant in Lincolnton. The last bike out will be 12:30 p.m. and the last bike in will be by 4 p.m. Stops are planned throughout…

Dedication to CROP Walk lasts 20 years

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Pisgah United Methodist Church has participated in Lincolnton’s CROP Walk for 20 years and some of its members haven’t missed a single walk. “The first crop walk, we walked quite a many miles,” said Rachel Rhyne, a participant. “It was just wonderful just to get to be with friends and…

‘What’s for Dinner?’ offers answers

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Take a look at Paul Balcerek’s huge stack of cookbooks, and you won’t wonder where his passion lies. “I’ve always cooked all my life,” the personal chef said. “To most people, it’s a chore. To me, it comes easy.” Balcerek, 59, grew up cooking with his grandmother, mother and aunt…