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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,…

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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…

Police phone calls provide comfort to live-alone elderly

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Getting a phone call from the police might not seem like a good way to wake up, but for 30 Lincolnton seniors, it’s how they start their day. The RUOK — “Are You OK” — program has been used by the Lincolnton Police Department for the past 15 years. The…

Senior Rotarian

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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.…