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Around Town 5/2/2005

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DAV VAN The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Van will be at the Lincolnton County DAV hut, 2130 Laboratory Road, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. today. National Service representatives will be on hand to answer any questions concerning DAV benefits, to assist in appealing claims and to brief anyone…

Within the Week

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Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for the town of Lincolnton. “Relay for Life,” the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, will take place at the Lincolnton High School football stadium. Fundraisers have been hard at work since January, collecting money for the cause.…

West JROTC students recognized

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West Lincoln High School JROTC students who went above and beyond regular duties were honored Saturday at the Blue and Gold Ceremony. “Every program is the same way – you have some that just take the class, then you have others where it almost becomes their whole life,” said Lt.…

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…