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Symeon hopes Cafй brings people together

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Pete Symeon is hoping his new Lincolnton restaurant, City Cafй, becomes a place for families to gather. “The important thing is to establish my restaurant as a place people can come, be part of a family atmosphere, have quiet evening and have a really nice portioned meal,” he said. “I…

Big Dixie Boggers love seeking thrills

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Members of the Big Dixie Boggers enjoy a good mix of gasoline, adrenaline and mud. “It can be really dangerous,” said Chad Mackie of Iron Station, president of the club. “You don’t ever know what’s going to happen.” The club has around 50 members, who all love to ride in…

Sales set for Saturday

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Two local potters will have their work for sale this Saturday at the places they create them. Heafner Pottery will hold a Christmas sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a preview at 4 p.m. It is located at 170 Beagle Club Road in Cherryville. “Anybody can come,” said…

Carved pieces on display at Cultural Center

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Raine Middleton developed an interest in pottery young. “Like every other kid in west Lincoln, we made little pieces from the creek and let them dry,” she said. Her interest in art, however, did not last long into her childhood. “I decided in first grade I couldn’t draw,” she said.…

Beading workshop planned

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is hosting a seed beading class from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 19. The two-hour class will be taught by Kathryn Berkowitz of Lincolnton. “I’m hoping that a lot of people in Lincolnton will explore the craft and find out if they like it…

Denver church offers dramatic cantata

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Brad Dobson hopes people learn the true meaning of Christmas this year. Denver United Methodist Church will be performing its annual “Christmas Cantata” at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dobson, director of music ministries at the church, is incorporating traditional Christmas songs into the performance, but has also added…

Leadership Lincoln meets city leaders

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Around Town 12/9/2009

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FOOD DRIVE Tuesday is the last day to drop off non-perishable items for the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department’s annual food drive. Proceeds will benefit Christian Ministries. MEDICARE PLAN Open enrollment for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage will end Dec. 31. For assistance enrolling or changing your plan, call…

Eagle Scout identifications

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Christmas grows year by year

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Growing up, I had small Christmases. I celebrated with my parents, my two siblings and one pair of grandparents, who lived nearby. The rest of my family lived out of state, and they would send presents and cards. But, really, Christmas was quite condensed. It was nice that way. It…