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Business rate up slightly in December

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate for the month of December went up from a 5.6 in November to a 5.8. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said she is relieved that the rate did not go up more than it did. “I think that because there was a…

55th Wedding Anniversary

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Slim down with fiber

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Fiber is essential to a healthy body, but more and more Americans are eating less and less of it. An average person needs 25 grams of fiber each day, but the average American only eats 15 grams. The high protein, low carbohydrate craze isn’t helping matters, and what’s more, many…

Super Bowl Sunday, a time to party

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It’s a national event – sitting on the couch, eating too much and watching a good game of football. On Super Bowl Sunday, almost everyone becomes a football fan, and those who can’t muster up enthusiasm for the game can still enjoy a good party. “What I usually do is…

Arts council celebrates black history

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Oil paintings and pastels by noted black artist Nathan Parker will be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center starting this Sunday. “He had come with a group of artists before, and we were very impressed with him, so we wanted to give him his own show,” said Mary Jane…

The healing power of touch

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The average American is constantly being pushed to do more, work harder and get things finished faster. For some, a constant state of stress has become the norm. “Our culture feeds off stress, I think,” said Betsy Okonski, a massage therapy student. “Americans work harder and longer than just about…

Soldier Promoted

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Businesses train workers in CPR

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Local businesses are taking steps to make sure their employees are trained in a basic emergency procedure. Lt. Kent Lukach of the Lincolnton Police Department, who is also an instructor for the American Red Cross, taught and certified a group of people in first aid and CPR last week. The…

Around Town 2/4/2005

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RECEPTION First Presbyterian Church will host a reception honoring the Rev. Mary McKey at 2 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall, 114 West Main St. Everyone is welcome. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak…

Around Town 2/2/2005

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FOOD DRIVE St. Dorothys Church will hold a food drive on Sat. from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for the 2005 Youth Mission Trip. Bring three cans of food and receive a free item of clothing from a selected section of merchandise. Event will be held indoors…