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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…

Prize winning ‘dewet’

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Around Town 2/1/2006

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HABITAT HOUSE DEDICAION There will be a dedication ceremony for the Habitat for Humanity House located on Alf Hoover Road in western Lincoln County at 2 p.m. Sunday. PAGEANT The Miss Bessemer City Pageant will be held April 8. Entry forms can be picked up at Carol’s Florist or Central…

Video project seeks supporters

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Members of the Lincoln County Jesus Video Project hope to have $90,000 raised by Feb. 20. The group hopes to mail DVDs on the life of Christ to the nearly 70,000 residents of Lincoln County. “We’re hoping people receive the DVD and watch it and receive Christ,” said Guy Ballard,…

Scholarship available

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Students who plan to attend Gaston College for the 2006-07 academic year and major in art are encouraged to apply for the Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship through the Gaston College Foundation. The Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship honors Jeanne Rauch for her many contributions to the development and appreciation of art…

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…