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Lincoln man has passion for pottery, teaching

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For the past seven years, Bryon Cook has been devoted to making things “rise up out of the mud.” “It’s almost magical for me to take a lump of clay and see something come out of it,” Cook said. He is now a teacher at Rising Sun Pottery, a member…

YMCA celebrates birthday

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA celebrated its seventh birthday Tuesday. It celebrated with free cake and a display of pictures of fun times from the past seven years (pictured above). Rosemary Suess (below, left), member connection director, handed out cake to Jerry Harris, a YMCA member. Chris Dean / LTN…

Promoting peace, winning a prize

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East Lincoln biotech class first for county

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Biology teacher Leslie Benson brings something to East Lincoln High School that no school in Lincoln County has had before: biotechnology. Less than a month into the semester, students already have analyzed their own DNA from the insides of their cheeks and performed gel electrophoresis on bacterial DNA. Before performing…

Miss Mecklenburg

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Forney proves he’s more than football player

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Adrian Forney is the all-time leading rusher for the East Lincoln Mustangs. With more than 3,100 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns to his credit, his football legacy is secure. But every time he takes the court, he’s determined to prove he’s much more than just a running back. “Yeah, I…

Testing physical capabilities

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Matt Moses drags a dummy for a long distance.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would you lower water and sewer fees to secure housing that won’t impact schools or commuter traffic? Priscilla Foley, Westport: “Yes, because the sewage and water fees are way too high.” David McCrostie, Denver: “Probably not. I understand that [Carolina Ridge] is a great project, but we have so many…

Fortenbery recovers from robbery and back surgery

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Around Christmas 2006, Bart Fortenbery’s plan of releasing a CD of his music was derailed when his Cherryville business, Apple Lane Music, was robbed. Now, a little more than a year later, Fortenbery’s plans are back on track and his CD has become a reality. “I’ve been working on it…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…