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Around Town 2/6/2006

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PRECINCT MEETING There will be a Democratic Party precinct meeting for Oak Grove at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Community Center on Startown Road. IRON STATION SENIORS The Iron Station Community Senior Citizens will meet Wednesday at noon at Ironton Presbyterian Church. CLOSING Mother’s Morning Out at Covenant Bible…

No greater love…

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In a ceremony held Friday at First Baptist Church, American Legion Post 30 honored the memory of the four chaplains who, 63 years ago, sacrificed their lives at sea in order that others might live. Representing the four chaplains were (above photo, from left) the Rev. Randy Powell, the Rev.…

Around Town 2/3/2006

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SACRIFICE AT SEA American Legion Post 30 will present a program at 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church honoring the memory of the four immortal chaplains who, 63 years ago, willing gave up their lives in order that others might live when the USAT Dorchester was struck and sunk…

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…

Prize winning ‘dewet’

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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…