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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…

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…

Former Panther to referee at St. James fundraiser

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St. James Elementary School faculty will play against the school’s fifth-grade students in a fundraising basketball game refereed by Donnell Woolford, a former NFL football player. “It’s just a big night and a lot of fun,” said Larry Butler, a teacher at the school. The PTA and Student/Faculty Basketball Game…

LCS recognized nationally for safety project

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Lincoln Charter School (LCS) students in Denver recently learned that driving while being distracted isn’t so easy. The high school’s local team for the national Project Ignition program is dubbed “Project Rewind,” and uses service-learning exercises to help address teen driver safety issues. Project Rewind was awarded a $2,000 grant,…

Lions’ camp for blind to be run by King

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Susan King has always enjoyed giving back to the community, and now, she is bringing that passion to Camp Dogwood. She became the new director of the camp for the visually impaired and blind Jan. 10. The North Carolina Lions Foundation has owned and operated the Sherrills Ford camp since…

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…