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Social studies teacher studies Holocaust in Europe

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Many teachers work on further education or lesson plans during the summer months, but Kristy Rikus, a social studies teacher at West Lincoln Middle School, went the hands-on route, visiting Germany and Poland to learn about the Holocaust. She has taught students about World War II, Jewish culture, Israel and…

A stitch in time

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Around Town 8/15/2008

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FUNDRAISER Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lincoln County will present “A Heart for Life,” a gospel concert fundraiser, at 7 p.m. tonight at Redemption Outreach Center, 700 Lithia Inn Road, Lincolnton. The event will feature performances by Bible Time, Willow Creek Bluegrass, Walking By Faith, Silent Praise and soloists Amanda Richardson…

Leonard Automatics opens

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The ribbon was cut Thursday on the first manufacturing business to officially open in a new upscale industrial park in Denver. Leonard Automatics nearly tripled its size to 30,000 square feet the company moved into Balsom Ridge Business park off N.C. 16 in July from their previous facility located approximately…

Grand Opening

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Continuing the tradition

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For more than 25 years, members of the Lincoln County Extension Community Association have sold fried pies made from a 100-year-old recipe. “It’s an old art,” Melinda Houser, family and consumer sciences extension agent, said of the homemade pies. Some things have changed. The dough now uses Crisco instead of…

Pottery entries wanted

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The work of potters from the Catawba Valley region will be on display beginning Sept. 2 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, and all area potters are invited to participate. “It’s not a competition,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County, which is organizing the show. “It’s…

New agent on board

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There’s a new face at the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. Libby Yarbor, 24, is the new area agricultural extension agent. “This is something I wanted to do,” she said. “I get to work with the community and work with agriculture at the same time.” Yale started at the extension Aug.…

Waitresses walk in support of cause

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Two Linebergers Cattle Company Steak House and Saloon waitresses are walking 39 miles together for a common cause. “Anything we can do to help,” said Jen Cendejas of Lincolnton. Cendejas and her friend, Kasey Kale, who is also a waitress at the Denver restaurant, are participating in the Avon Breast…

Boy Scouts named Super Troop

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