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A place for Klassic Rides to go

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Billy West remembers his first car at age 16: a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle. “My dad, Floyd, and I restored the paint, engine and interior,” said Billy. “It took a couple of years but now it’s completely restored.” The love for older cars and restoring older cars between father and son…

California woman seeks out local author

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After reading about an Iron Station woman’s Biblical visions, a California woman hopped in her car and headed for Lincoln County. She showed up at Nancy Grigg’s doorstep, ready to see the little church built in the Griggs’ backyard and hear more about her book “The Truth From God.” “She…

Holiday art

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“Holiday in the Woods,” which features the art of Don Olsen and Ginny Kozolvari, will be on exhibit at the Lincoln Cultural Center through Dec. 31. Above is Olsen’s wood sculpture “Surchin Urchin.” Below is Kozolvari’s painting “Transylvania.” Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

All aboard the Polar Express

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Christmas concert

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Members of the seventh grade band at Pumpkin Center Middle School recently performed in the school’s holiday concert. Also performing were the sixth grade general music students, the seventh and eighth grade bands, seventh grade chorus, eighth grade chorus (pictured below) and the Pumpkin Center Middle School jazz band. Chris…

Chamber increasing scholarships from one to four

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has increased the number of scholarships given for 2006 from the proceeds of the annual adult spelling bee. Starting next year, the chamber will give out four scholarships — one to each Lincoln County high school — instead of just one scholarship covering four…

Grand opening

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Lighting up the holiday season

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Those who drive down Lincolnton’s Aspen Street this holiday season may find themselves hitting the brakes and staring in awe. There, on the side of the road, is a testament to Christmas decoration excess: a mobile home with manger scenes, green wreaths and thousands of Christmas lights filling its yard.…

Pretty enough to eat

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It’s a work of art, really. Taking 90 hours to create and made up entirely of edible materials, the gingerbread house is too beautiful to eat. “I wouldn’t dare touch it,” said Carolyn Dysart, the “adopted mom” of the creator. “He has worked so hard on it, so diligently.” Patrick…

Around Town 12/22/2005

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BLOOD DRIVE The Lincoln County Red Cross announces two blood drives. The first will be held 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday at the Red Cross office on North Aspen, which is in the back of the Century 21 building. The second drive will be held from noon –…