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Superintendent takes oath, begins work for united district

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New Superintendent of Schools John David Martin began his labor day Tuesday instead of Monday. Martin was officially sworn-in in a ceremony at the Lincoln County Schools Central Office witnessed by school staff and community officials. His contract began Sept. 1. “I want to thank the Board of Education for…

Center hosts pottery exhibit

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The potters and their pottery will fill the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday. The Catawba Valley Regional Pottery Show has its opening reception Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. “We hope to have as many potters here as possible,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County.…

Simplicity key for 2007 design

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Lincoln County’s Apple Festival T-shirts have a new look for 2007. “We were looking for a little bit more simplicity in the designs,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Selling Apple Festival T-shirts is one of the non-profit organization’s biggest fundraisers. With more than 10,000…

Framing shop shows love of art

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Harry and Barbara Heesch may be relatively new to the Denver business community, but they’re certainly no strangers to owning their own business. “Barbara and I have been in business for 40 years,” said Harry, owner of Fine Framing on NC 16 in Denver. The couple lived in Boston and…

Dry, hot times slow blooming

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Anyone who’s been outdoors in the past month knows that stepping outside has felt more like taking a stroll on the sun. You certainly don’t have to tell it to Kevin Mauney, owner of Rock Ridge Greenhouses in Alexis. “Things outside have had such a hard time,” said Mauney. “When…

On the way up

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Stomping the grapes, and enjoying it

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(Left photo) Sam Melnyk really got into the competition, and the grapes. Sam won his age bracket. (Right photo) Barbara Townsend, “Lulu” Davis and Leslie Thomas, left to right, seem to be having maybe too much fun. The three are from western Lincoln County. Ron McCann / LTN Photo Robert…

AIRBRUSH MAGIC

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Hear the word airbrush and you might automatically picture a Myrtle Beach T-shirt stand or a novelty license tag. Pumpkin Center resident Robbie Norris is trying to change that. Norris, a 1987 East Lincoln High School graduate, owns Robbie’s Custom Show Paint, where he specializes in turning ordinary motorcycles into…

Around Town 9/3/2007

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MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the Lincoln County Health Department. BLOOD DRIVE The Denver Community Blood Drive will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m,. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Baptist Church..…

Wreck victim improving

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A North Lincoln High School student in critical condition since an Aug. 13 car wreck recently was upgraded to fair condition, according to Carolinas Medical Center officials in Charlotte. Vital signs are stable for Mackenzie Dean Lynch, 16, and he is conscious but may be uncomfortable, said a hospital spokesperson.…