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Porky’s serving up food at former Sonic site

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Think you’ve got the biggest appetite in Lincoln County? If so, perhaps you should try the Buck Buster, a burger with four 14-ounce patties and all the trimmings, at Porky’s BBQ and Drive-in. Anyone who can finish off the big burger receives a free T-shirt. Many people have devoured the…

Steele reopens Denver eatery as Paw Paw’s

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Jeffrey Steele has closed The Naked Oyster Co., but reopened the space as Paw Paw’s Unique Southern Dining to create a more family-oriented restaurant. The change took place this past December. A wall was added to separate the dining area from the bar, dubbed Mee Maw’s Saloon. The new menu…

Educator returns to childhood home

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A native of Iron Station, Thelma Davidson Adair, 90, has met President John F. Kennedy, worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr., traveled to 115 countries, taught at several universities and now lives in the middle of Harlem working full-time educating youth. She came back to Lincoln County to celebrate her…

Drama ‘Raptured’ brings in big crowds

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The stage is glitzy, the audiences are large, the actors cry, scream and crack jokes, but for the writer and director of Raptured, only one thing matters. “I want people to accept Christ, period,” said Judy Bates, who created the drama. Raptured will be performed 7 p.m. Feb 24 to…

Poetry reading Saturday

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Poet Kermit Turner will read from his book Sandy Ridge: Portrait of a Depression Family 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Turner grew up in Lincoln County and graduated from Lincolnton High School. He has written novels and short stories and is a retired English professor from Lenoir-Rhyne…

Carowinds to hire 2,100 for season

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FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Carowinds is preparing to hire 2,100 employees as the theme park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line prepares for its 39th season. The Herald of Rock Hill reports the theme park plans to hold a job fair at the park Saturday. Those seeking to…

Around Town 2/18/2011

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CAR RAFFLE The Southern Piedmont Basketball tournament championship game will be Friday at Lincolnton High School. During this game, a raffle will be held. Ten lucky people will be drawn for a chance to make 2 shots that cover the length of the floor. The winner will receive a car…

Around Town 2/16/2011

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ELHS REGISTRATION East Lincoln High will host spring registration information sessions beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Curriculum Fair for Rising Freshmen will be 5:30 – 6:30; Parent Night for All Parents will be 6:30 – 7:15; Spring Meet-n-Greet will be 7:15-8:15. High school counselors will register East Lincoln Middle School…

Engagement: Ell, Dion

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ell announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Lynn Ell to Edward Gabriel Dion. Megan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ell of Lincolnton. She is a 2010 graduate from Lincolnton High School and is currently attending Gaston College to pursue a career…

Poet to sign book at Cultural Center

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Sandy Ridge: Portrait of a Depression Family may take place primarily during the Great Depression, but its themes are still relevant today. Author Kermit Turner “wrote most of his poetry about the will of a family and how they overcome crisis, financial crisis and distress,” said Cathy Davis, director of…