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County job prospects promising

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An improving job market may be in sight for Lincoln County. The unemployment rate for March dropped from a 6.3 to a 5.5 percent. “There are actually over 400 more people back at work,” said Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission The Lincoln Economic Development Association in…

Grand Opening

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Around Town 4/29/2005

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HOT DOG/BAKE SALE Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church will have a hot dog/bake sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call (704) 732-1656. YOUTH RALLY Unity Baptist Church invites all youth participating in the Rick Gage “Go Tell Crusade” to a youth rally at noon Saturday,…

Grand Opening

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Look Familiar?

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Gospel musical opens Saturday

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“Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” a gospel musical, tackles many tough subjects, including teen pregnancy and spousal abuse. The story is framed around a pastor’s neglected family. “He’s caught up in his community, in his church work,” said Ivey Robinson, the play’s writer, director and producer. “He’s caught up in…

Seniors plan military futures

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Many graduates of West Lincoln High School’s JROTC program have decided the military is the life for them. “It’s a guaranteed job, somewhere to live, three meals a day and an education if I want it,” said Joshua Grimes, who has enlisted in the Marine Corps. The eight men and…

Bonding over baseball

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This weekend marks the beginning of the baseball season at West Lincoln Optimist Park and officials hope it will bring the community together. Festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. today at 6:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday Players past and current, plus sponsors for this…

Senior Center offers many spring activities

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It’s spring at the senior center. The center, headquartered at the Lincoln campus of Gaston College, has scheduled many activities, including events geared towards Older Americans Month. May 3 will feature Senior Health Fitness programs from 9 a.m. – noon. A mystery (day) trip is planned but not yet scheduled.…

Living will workshop planned

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VALE –The Terri Schiavo case has focused attention on the legal implications of a living will. Reep’s Grove United Methodist Church in Vale will hold a workshop on living wills this weekend. The Rev. Lyn Byers, chaplain of Cleveland Regional Medical Center will be the leader. Participants will be asked…