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Potters experiment with pit-firing at west Lincoln’s Blue Moose Studio

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Area potters gathered together last weekend to try an ancient method of firing pottery. The pit-firing workshop was organized by Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton and Blue Moose Studio in western Lincoln County. “It was really neat,” said Linda Friedland of Blue Moose Studio. “Not many people have done pit…

Event educates new moms

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Local healthcare officials are hoping to educate new and expectant moms on the benefits of breastfeeding at an ice cream social Saturday. “We will be having information available about the benefits of breastfeeding as well as how to get breastfeeding off to a good start and how breastfeeding is still…

Twelve-foot tomato plant

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Long Term Care Advocacy Day

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National TV show focuses on East Lincoln track

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East Lincoln Speedway recently got a special visitor. Dave Despain, host of Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain on the Speed cable-TV channel, visited the track near Lowesville on July 18. Film crews spent the evening not only filming the racing, but a greased pig chase and a marriage proposal. Luckily,…

Hecht’s WynSwept development is under way in south Catawba

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The real estate market may be unsteady, but that is not stopping Denver-based developer Bob Hecht from opening his newest subdivision, WynSwept, four miles north of the N.C. 16 and N.C. 150 intersection. For 30 years, Hecht Development, in conjunction with Hecht Properties, has been building communities in the Lake…

Thrift store aims to give back to community

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John Fish is hoping his thrift store will be the first step in giving back to his community. Fish, and his wife, Suzanne recently opened Mount Moriah Summit Thrift Store, a nonprofit Christian-based business, in Denver. Formerly of California, Fish operated two rescue mission organizations, but felt God was calling…

Around Town 7/29/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until Friday. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE RAFFLE…

Monument store offers tributes to love ones

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Purchasing a memorial for a loved one is a difficult decision, but it is one, that sometimes has to be made. Riverhill Monument Company Artistry in Stone wants to make that choice a bit easier for people, said Kenneth Seagroves, who recently opened the Lincolnton store. “We want to treat…

Around Town 7/27/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until Friday. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE RAFFLE…