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Lake marinas preach safety as season opens

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With boating season just around the corner, Lowry Hobbs, owner of Westport Marina, hopes his business won’t be affected too much by sky-high gasoline prices and a slumping economy. “We had a real, real busy weekend,” Hobbs said of the weekend before last. While Hobbs says the months-long drought only…

ELPAC pushes endorsement in commission race

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After a somewhat disappointing outcome in the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners race in last week’s primary election, the East Lincoln Political Action Committee is looking ahead. “We’re disappointed, but we’re very excited that George Arena has advanced to the fall,” ELPAC chairwoman Connie Zmijewski said. ELPAC had endorsed Arena,…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Do you think the outcome of the County Commission election helped, hurt or didn’t matter to east Lincoln?” Elizabeth Dedmon, Denver: “I would say it probably would be a good thing for the county to try and bring the county together.” Kenny Poole, Denver: “I think it helps as long…

Around Town 5/14/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the community building adjacent to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled…

North Lincoln player learns in first season

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With a height of only 5-foot-2-inches, North Lincoln freshman Johnathan Paulk’s heart may be bigger than he is. “He’s a very determined young man not only on the tennis court but the in the classroom,” Knights head tennis coach, Jay Thompson, said. “Those things are very important to him and…

Celebrating Nursing Home Week

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The residents at Cardinal Care Healthcare and Rehab kicked off National Nursing Home Week with a game of softball Monday. “Oh man, did we have fun,” said Marion Bivens, activity-director assistant. The day also included an ice cream party. “We have these activities all the time,” said Richard Goodson, 84.…

Around Town 5/12/2008

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SENIOR MEETING The Iron Station Seniors will meet at noon on Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled the Demonstration of Custom Designing Fabric – The Resist…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center at Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at…

Salem Baptist to be used as campus for theology

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Beginning in the fall, Salem Baptist Church will serve as a satellite campus for the North Carolina College of Theology, an accredited institution entering its ninth year of operation. The campus at Salem Baptist will be called the Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology. Cranford was the pastor at Salem…

Tackling homelessness

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