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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…

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…

YMCA offers programs geared to the needs of seniors for exercise, socializing

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Exercising is not the only thing the Lincoln County Family YMCA has to offer senior citizens. The center has also become a great place for seniors to meet and socialize with other members of the community through the Active Older Adults program. “There just seemed to be a great interest,”…

Half a century later, he’s still in the pulpit

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As a young man called to preach, Charles “Benny” Ingle was told “If you can do anything else, don’t become a reverend.” After 50 years as a pastor, Ingle has come to realize there’s nothing else he can do, even though he admits the job is a difficult one. “You…

Auxiliary club raffles off high-priced items

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Without its auxiliary club, the West Lincoln Branch Library would not exist. The organization raised funds, spoke to commissioners and made its message known — west Lincoln needs its own library. “They’ve worked so hard since the beginning,” said Selena Keever, branch supervisor. Because of the group’s persistence, the library…