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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…

Starting off the strawberry season

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Strawberries have just come in season, and people can’t get enough. “You can’t keep them on the shelves,” said Jeff Crotts, who runs Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery in west Lincoln. “We run out everyday.” The season won’t peak until mid-May, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting their fill…

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…

It’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle

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It’s never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle that will ward off diseases and promote longevity. The formula for health is pretty simple: eat right and exercise. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Experts suggest starting slow by limiting portion sizes and getting any physical exercise possible. “Staying…

Seniors celebrating 10 years of Wayne’s Feast

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When Celia Deese’s brother, Wayne Griffin, passed away on a Tuesday night in 1997, she prayed for guidance. The 61-year-old died of congestive heart failure 21 years after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 40. When Griffin was alive he started senior meetings that were held monthly…

Woman discovers father’s military papers

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While sorting through her mother’s old things, Susie McMurry Estep found something surprising tucked away inside a bible. The sheets of paper were thin and tattered. As she unfolded them, she learned for the first time that her father had been on the front line on D-Day and was subsequently…