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Around Town 4/4/2008

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Guest speaker will be Leroy Buff. CAREGIVER CLASSES Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes will be held 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning Thursday at the Lincoln County Senior Center,…

My Treasure helps sellers sell items on eBay

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There are plenty of items for sale at the My Treasure eBay drop off store, located at 118 N. Court Square in Lincolnton. You just can’t buy them there. Open for almost two years, the shop functions as a drop-off center for things to be sold on eBay, the popular…

Opening up Communications

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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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Small churches putting youth groups together

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Some churches have enough young members to form a fun and active youth group. But what are small churches with only a few teenagers to do? Some Denver folks think they’ve found the answer. Solomon’s Porch, a nondenominational community youth group will meet for the first time from 6 p.m.…

Johnston promoted, headed to Denver

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Lincoln County YMCA Executive Director Ron Johnston is headed east to Denver to help lay the last bit of financial foundation for Sally’s Y, the first YMCA facility in east Lincoln County. Armed with a promotion to YCommunity vice president of Lincoln County and Sally’s Y, Johnston will concentrate on…