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Catawba Valley potter honors, breaks tradition

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In many ways, Michael Ball is a traditional Catawba Valley potter. He digs his own clay. He follows the traditional firing methods. He uses a traditional glaze. Putting a gas mask on a face jug, however, is anything but traditional. “I’m not going to put myself in a box,” Ball…

ECA bus trips set for spring

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Members of the Extension Community Association and Lincoln County Senior Citizens Council have planned three $20 warm-weather bus trips, which are open to the public. “It’s not just a fun thing,” said Melinda Houser, an agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. “They’ll have a good time and enjoy it,…

Secondhand shop serves curious in Lincolnton

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Carolyn Hefner has a simple reason for opening The Curiosity Shop in Lincolnton: “I got bored,” she said. Hefner, now 56, started working when she was 15. Following surgery on her hands and arms two years ago, however, she was no longer able to upholster furniture and found herself unemployed…

Guitarist focuses on Brazilian music

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The sound of Brazilian guitar is coming to downtown Lincolnton Thursday. “It’s so amazing how different countries have a different take on guitar music,” said Rosemary Hubbarb, co-publicity chairwoman for the Lincoln County Concert Association. Classical guitarist David Burgess will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

100th birthday

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Truck driver hurt when unloading

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A truck driver was emergency airlifted after a large tree trunk he was unloading at an east Lincoln County timber yard reportedly fell on him, according to emergency officials. The unidentified man was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte. His condition remains unknown, emergency officials said. The accident occurred around 1:30…

2007 tax return needed for rebate

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Most Americans have heard about the 2008 Internal Revenue Service economic stimulus tax rebate checks, but some senior citizens aren’t sure how to go about receiving them. “They know something about it, but they don’t know what to do,” said Karen Leonhardt, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. Many of…

Coming Up…

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nBusiness, politics: The Denver Area Business Association next Tuesday will give local businesses a chance to tell commissioner candidates about issues important to their bottom lines. The primary are May 6. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center on Optimus Club Road. Call (704) 491-9109.…

Paying a visit

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