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Local legend Bud Ramseur

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After a lifetime devoted to art, Lincolnton artist Bud Ramseur’s first one-man show opens at the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday at 6:30 p.m. Ramseur’s images of shrimp boats, mills, family members, friends and mysterious women will be on display in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries through the month of…

Pottery, cats fill Rising Sun studio

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Even before he decided to retire from construction, move to Lincolnton and work as a potter, Gary Lee knew something in his life had to change. “I was looking to move out of Mecklenburg County, out of Charlotte,” he said. “It was getting too big, too noisy, too light, and…

Health volunteer honored by state

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Despite the fact he has served the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education and Dance for 40 years, Ken Rudisill was shocked when he received an award for his volunteer work and dedication. “I felt excited, overwhelmed by it,” Rudisill said. “Here I am with a big organization…

Lincoln Historical Association seeks information

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In order to help Lincolntonians know their neighbors, the editor of the Lincoln County News compiled a collection of photographs during the ’50s . “Why he chose this group, I don’t know,” said Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association. The black and white photographs are of…

`Icecycle` Toy run invades Lincolnton this Sunday

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If you’re in Lincolnton on Sunday, don’t be surprised if you hear a loud rumble. It’s just 200 motorcycles. Hull’s Grove Baptist Church will present the second annual Lincoln County “Icecycle” Toy Run beginning at 2 p.m. at the church on N.C. 27 West. The event – put on by…

Posters promoting peace

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Lincolnton Relay for Life starts early

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Despite the fact it’s still 2007, the 2008 Lincolnton Relay for Life is officially in full swing. A kickoff celebration was held Tuesday night at Main Street Cafй in downtown Lincolnton. Team captains dropped in for coffee, treats and team packets. “This is an easy way to talk to everyone,”…

Sewer plant upgraded

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Lincoln County can now pump nearly a million gallons of water more per day than a week ago, while permits for a new sewer plant may soon be in the pipeline. Public Utilities Director Steve Gilbert said Tuesday the county last week completed an upgrade to the county’s water plant,…

Passion revs up to award-winning career

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Growing up on the east side of Detroit, Matt Agosta developed a love for cars. Now a resident of Denver, Agosta has parlayed his childhood passion into a thriving – and award-winning career. As CEO of Steele Rubber Products, Agosta was one of seven men in the aftermarket auto parts…

Byrum quits lake marine commission

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Mac Byrum, who represented Lincoln County on the Lake Norman Marine Commission, announced his resignation last week. According to Byrum, his resignation came on the heels of the Lincoln County and Catawba County Commissioners’ recent decision to reduce funding to the group. Each county reduced the LNMC’s funding by $4,150.…