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Isn’t she lovely?

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Want to help Katrina victims? Here’s where to turn

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Below is a list of agencies, churches and other organizations that are mounting efforts to help Hurricane Katrina victims. The Lincoln Times-News will run this list at least once per week for the time being. If you know of or are part of a group that is not listed, please…

What a catch!

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Around Town 9/5/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet on Tuesday Sept. 6 at Ryan’s Steakhouse. All Lions are encouraged to attend. Those Lions planning to eat should arrive at 6:30 p.m. Meeting will start at 7 p.m. Topics to be discussed include the Lions Club Booth at the Lincolnton/Lincoln County…

Close Call

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Innovative dance studio opening

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It was a chance comment made earlier this year between Carmen Phaup and Rob Miller. Phaup, a drama teacher with the Catawba County school system, was considering running a theater camp and Miller, the executive director of the Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority, which oversees the Civic and Performance Place facility, was…

We are family

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The truth is right here

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As a child, George Fawcett came across a newspaper headline proclaiming “Silver Balls Floating in Air Nazis’ Newest War Device.” Prior to finding the clipping, Fawcett was an avid World War II collector. He already had 43 scrapbooks full of memorabilia. After reading that headline, however, his focus shifted. “I…

World War II refugee talks of plight

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During her time as a German refugee running from the “raping Russians” during World War II, Johanna McCloskey recorded the harsh realities of her life in a small journal. That journal traveled with her on hikes through “snow up to your hips,” on rides hitched on freight trains, milk trucks…

Local and regional art fills downtown coffee house

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When the Witches’ Brew Cafй first opened in downtown Lincolnton, the walls were bare. Now, a mere six weeks later, those walls are filled with the work of local and regional artists. There are black and white photographs of Italian landscapes, colorful multi-media abstract paintings, pointillism pen and ink drawings…