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First Baptist Church releases third cookbook

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Recipes with a hint of Lincoln County history are now on sale. The cookbook committee of First Baptist Church has compiled their third publication, “Seasoned With Blessings Volume III.” The keepsake cookbook features almost 1,000 recipes including appetizers, main dishes, desserts and others. The book starts off with a history…

Lincoln Theatre Guild earns three nominations

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild was recently honored with nominations from the Metrolina Theatre Association. MTA, which represents more than 50 theater groups and theatrical artists, directors and producers in the Charlotte region, held its inaugural awards ceremony, the Metrolina Theatre Awards, Sept. 19 at the McGlohon Theatre in Spirit Square.…

Waist not, want not

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Exercise and low-carb diet burn 140 pounds Anita McCall grins as she holds up size-24 pants. The large pair of denim jeans represents her first victory in weight loss — dropping from a size 26 to a 24. The now size-4 woman speaks up about balancing life, fitness and healthy…

Old Salem

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DSS to add staff

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Worker caseloads increasing The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will hire three new social workers by the end of October in order to better handle caseloads. “It’s really needed because our reports are constantly increasing,” said Lynn Scruggs, assistant to the director. “We’re averaging around 85 reports a month.”…

Flag ban at WLHS brings protests

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Students driving tractors to West Lincoln High School on homecoming morning wore overalls, straw cowboy hats and shirts with the word “hillbilly” proudly displayed. Nowhere to be found, however, were confederate flags, despite the protests of some students and parents. “Students can do whatever they want to on public roads…

Ribbons serve as checkup reminders

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NC’s Governor Easley has proclaimed Oct 3-9, 2004 as Pink Ribbon Week in the state. All North Carolinians are urged to wear pink ribbons in recognition of breast cancer awareness and in honor of N.C. women who are now fighting the battle with…

60th Anniversary

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50th Anniversary

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Concert season debuts with Time for Three

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The Lincoln County Concert Association’s season of variety will kick off next week. The 2004-05 season will open Thursday, Oct. 7 with Time for Three. The band plays an interactive concert of Bach, rock, bluegrass, jazz, folk, gypsy and crossover music. The group is only the beginning of a list…