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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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UW fundraisers urged to work ‘for the future’

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Fundraisers received a round of inspirational speeches at the United Way of Lincoln County’s Pacesetter’s Breakfast Wednesday. “What you’re doing now is for the future – you’re helping people through life,” said the event’s keynote speaker, Doug Mayes, a long-time WBTV personality. Pacesetter companies and representatives from the non-profit agencies…

First Presbyterian card game to benefit Christian Ministry

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Most people don’t normally think of church and card games as things that go together. But next week, people will be playing cards at First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton, and it’s all to raise money for a cause a number of the church’s members have long supported. “A Card Game…

ROTC cadets attend camp on leadership

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Cadets in Lincolnton High School’s Air Force ROTC program attended a six-day leadership camp in July. The Converse College Cadet Leadership School in Spartanburg, S.C., included about 175 cadets from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Chief Pratt, Lincolnton High School’s ROTC instructor said, “The school’s primary focus was…

Executive director quits Arts Council

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After 13 months on the job, the executive director of the Arts Council of Lincoln County has resigned. “I’m sad,” said Shelly Johnston, who will officially leave the job Friday. “I wake up in the morning and go ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ I am sad to leave it,…

Away and apart — Military couple reunites

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Most couples spend their first year of marriage in bliss. Spc. E-4 Andrew Quezada, 23, and Pfc. Laura Quezada, 21, spent it apart in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. On Aug. 10, one year ago, the Army-enlisted couple exchanged vows in a county courthouse in Clarksville, Tenn. “We…