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A fancy art school education and high standing in society aren’t necessary to produce important works of art. The Hickory Museum of Art will be exhibiting the “Homegrown and Handmade: Selected Works from the Huffman Collection of Southern Contemporary Folk and Outsider Art” until July 27. The artists featured have…

Around Town 5/6/2005

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COMMUNITY MEETING Kathy Buelin, director of Lincoln County Schools Food Service program will present a program on a community enrichment food program for the summer. It will also go over how a community can qualify. The meeting will be held 6 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at the Oaklawn Center,…

Beijing Palace: Name’s the same, cuisine’s changed

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Hungry Lincolnton residents will be able to fill their plates at a new all-you-can-eat American buffet. Beijing Palace on North Aspen Street is now under new management, offering home-cooked style meals at low prices. A breakfast and lunch buffet is offered. Food can also be ordered off the menu. Manager…

Here, chick, chick

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Survivor named honorary chairman

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The honorary chairman of Lincolnton’s Relay for Life has certainly earned his title. John Elmore spent six years off and on fighting cancer, which was found at different times in his kidney, lungs, throat and hip. At one point, Elmore was told that he had a five percent chance of…

Thousands raised through pie contest

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Union Elementary School resembled a Roman coliseum Tuesday as a gym full of children screamed, stomped their feet and demanded to see their teachers’ faces covered in pie. “It’s better than kissing a pig,” said Kirby Oldham, the school principal. Oldham agreed to take a pie in the face if…

Holding on to the dream

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The spirit of the original owner is still alive and well at Shear Options, a beauty salon on Academy Street in Lincolnton. The character of the turn-of-the-century house has been preserved with its hardwood floors, old fireplaces and green and yellow color scheme. Chatty hairdressers stay busy, and their equally…

Raising awareness

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Even if you’ve stared death straight in the eye, battled cancer and claimed victory, talking in front of a group of people can prove nerve-wracking. Joyce Houser has told her story of surviving colon cancer to rooms packed with people, despite her stage fright. She’s decided overcoming her nervousness is…

All that jazz

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Student singers

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