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Around Town 9/10/2010

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POTTERY EXPO The Arts Council of Lincoln County will hold the annual Catawba Valley Pottery Exhibition and opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 413 E. Main St., Lincolnton. The exhibition will run through Sept. 24. For more information, call the Arts Council at (704) 732-9044…

Photo studio relocates to Cherryville

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Kids Shots Portrait Studio has moved from Gastonia to Cherryville to better serve its customers, said owner Ann Russ. “We were doing great for several years there and then the economy took a turn so we looked for something less costly,” she said. “Plus, we already had a lot of…

Considering colleges

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‘Coming Back’ a story of faith

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Through all the ups and downs of Jeffery Coffey’s life two things have remained consistent — his faith and his upbeat attitude. “I just figure every day is a gift from God, so I’m going to live,” Coffey said. The Lincolnton native has taken this philosophy and written a book,…

Pregnancy Care Center of Denver hosts Walk for Life

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The Pregnancy Care Center of Denver’s Walk for Life will combine pro-life and pro-military messages Saturday. “We walk all the way around Rock Springs School just in a non-protesting way to show unity and that we believe in life and the sanctity of life,” said Crystal Regan, executive director of…

HulaLas, a senior dance group, to entertain at the Apple Festival

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A group of hula dancers are set to perform at the Lincoln County Apple Festival Sept. 18, but don’t expect flowing dark hair and coconut bras, most members are in their 70s. “They want to learn. They love the exercise,” said Tina Earnhardt, 80, a member of the HulaLas. “I’m…

Sign thief claims best intentions

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A man accused of taking a political sign from a woman’s yard told police he wanted it for himself. On Sept. 2, a North Flint Street woman reported seeing a man in a motorized wheelchair snatch a “Terry Burgin for Sheriff” sign from her front yard, reported Police Detective C.M.…

East Lincoln Relay for Life honors top fund-raisers

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Relay for Life of East Lin-coln’s 42 teams raised more than $120,000 for the Ameri-can Cancer Society this year. Craig Price, chairman of Relay for Life of East Lin-coln, said the teams exceeded the goal of $110,000. Fishing for a Cure, co-captained by Mike Bradshaw and Jennifer Dyer, was the…

Denver man backs shoe effort for Nigeria

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Chris Easterling spent 10 days in Lagos, Nigeria, where he passed out 800 shoes to needy children. “The average person in Nigeria makes $1,000 U.S. dollars a year,” the Denver resident said. “If you give them a pair of shoes, and they have two children, that is a huge gift.”…

Fish Camp says rumors of closure are exaggerated

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Garrett Goodson wants folks to know that despite all the road construction, his restaurant, Jones Fish Camp, isn’t going anywhere. “Everywhere I go, people think we are closed or closing,” he said. “I have been told other people have questioned the people that work here about it.” Construction of the…