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Ceremony celebrates life, sacrifice of four chaplains

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Sixty-three years ago on Friday, the USAT Dorchester, a converted Army transport ship that was once a luxury liner, was struck by a German torpedo and sank 150 miles from Greenland. Starting 7 p.m. this Friday at First Baptist Church, in a program titled, “Sacrifice at Sea,” American Legion Post…

Poet teaches lessons through writing

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(This is the first story in a Black History Month series featuring profiles of community members.) Since composing her first poem at the age of 10, anything and everything has inspired Lena Harris to write. The local poet composes poems about today’s youth and her own childhood. She writes about…

From addiction to redemption

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Anthony Bynum had sold drugs on the street since the age of 14. Addicted to crack cocaine in his 20s, he was ordered by the court to see a counselor. He sat sullenly across from the man, unimpressed by the college degrees that lined the office walls. “He had never…

Special Olympians

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Don’t cut funding

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Denver business extends Relay fundraiser

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SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR of Denver is raising money for the eastern Lincoln County Relay for Life. Owner Sherrй DeMao started raising funds during her 21st anniversary celebration of her business on Saturday, Jan. 21. “We’re going to have a team in future years for the relay, but we decided this…

Sign ordinance public hearing set for March

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The Lincoln County Planning Board met Thursday afternoon to discuss the proposed changes to the county’s sign ordinance. At the beginning of the meeting, Vice Chairman John Pagel instructed the crowded commissioners room at the James W. Warren Citizens Center that no comments from the audience would be taken. “This…

East Lincoln residents question proposed active adult development

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Eastern Lincoln County residents filled the fellowship hall at Unity Presbyterian Church on Thursday night to hear a presentation on a proposed 1,650 active-adult development that’s planned for 600 acres across from East Lincoln High School. Developer Walter Fields, consultant on the project and the author of the East Lincoln…

Lake Calendar

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FISHING SEMINAR A discussion on fishing for pre-spawning stripers, largemouth and spotted bass will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Bass Pro Shop in Concord Mills Mall. Professional bass angler Mary Hencken, along with striper fishing guides Craig Price and Gus Gustafson. For more information, call…

Local NAACP branch mourns passing of Coretta Scott King

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Coretta Scott King, known as the “first lady of the civil rights movement,” died Tuesday at the age of 78. “We at the Lincoln County branch do mourn her passing” said Robert Hamilton, president of the Lincoln County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. King…