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Poet teaches lessons through writing

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(This is the first story in a Black History Month series featuring profiles of community members.) Since composing her first poem at the age of 10, anything and everything has inspired Lena Harris to write. The local poet composes poems about today’s youth and her own childhood. She writes about…

From addiction to redemption

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Anthony Bynum had sold drugs on the street since the age of 14. Addicted to crack cocaine in his 20s, he was ordered by the court to see a counselor. He sat sullenly across from the man, unimpressed by the college degrees that lined the office walls. “He had never…

Prize winning ‘dewet’

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Lake Calendar

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FISHING SEMINAR A discussion on fishing for pre-spawning stripers, largemouth and spotted bass will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Bass Pro Shop in Concord Mills Mall. Professional bass angler Mary Hencken, along with striper fishing guides Craig Price and Gus Gustafson. For more information, call…

Local NAACP branch mourns passing of Coretta Scott King

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Coretta Scott King, known as the “first lady of the civil rights movement,” died Tuesday at the age of 78. “We at the Lincoln County branch do mourn her passing” said Robert Hamilton, president of the Lincoln County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. King…

Around Town 2/1/2006

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HABITAT HOUSE DEDICAION There will be a dedication ceremony for the Habitat for Humanity House located on Alf Hoover Road in western Lincoln County at 2 p.m. Sunday. PAGEANT The Miss Bessemer City Pageant will be held April 8. Entry forms can be picked up at Carol’s Florist or Central…

Video project seeks supporters

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Members of the Lincoln County Jesus Video Project hope to have $90,000 raised by Feb. 20. The group hopes to mail DVDs on the life of Christ to the nearly 70,000 residents of Lincoln County. “We’re hoping people receive the DVD and watch it and receive Christ,” said Guy Ballard,…

Scholarship available

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Students who plan to attend Gaston College for the 2006-07 academic year and major in art are encouraged to apply for the Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship through the Gaston College Foundation. The Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship honors Jeanne Rauch for her many contributions to the development and appreciation of art…

Special Olympians

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Don’t cut funding

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