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Lake marinas preach safety as season opens

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With boating season just around the corner, Lowry Hobbs, owner of Westport Marina, hopes his business won’t be affected too much by sky-high gasoline prices and a slumping economy. “We had a real, real busy weekend,” Hobbs said of the weekend before last. While Hobbs says the months-long drought only…

ELPAC pushes endorsement in commission race

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After a somewhat disappointing outcome in the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners race in last week’s primary election, the East Lincoln Political Action Committee is looking ahead. “We’re disappointed, but we’re very excited that George Arena has advanced to the fall,” ELPAC chairwoman Connie Zmijewski said. ELPAC had endorsed Arena,…

Message given on prom night decisions

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Amid the final steaming of the dresses, remembering to refrigerate the corsage and counting seconds of class until the big night, West Lincoln High School prom-goers received a sobering experience. The school’s Students Against Drunk Driving group organized an assembly to discuss safety and good decisions with the students. The…

Around Town 5/12/2008

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SENIOR MEETING The Iron Station Seniors will meet at noon on Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled the Demonstration of Custom Designing Fabric – The Resist…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center at Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at…

Salem Baptist to be used as campus for theology

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Beginning in the fall, Salem Baptist Church will serve as a satellite campus for the North Carolina College of Theology, an accredited institution entering its ninth year of operation. The campus at Salem Baptist will be called the Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology. Cranford was the pastor at Salem…

Tackling homelessness

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Raising funds for food

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Sweet opening

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Golden Opportunity Day aimed at Lincoln County seniors

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Lincoln County seniors took advantage of a golden opportunity Thursday morning at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I just came to have fun and see all what they’ve got, let them talk to me about all the things I should know,” said Georgia McLain, 70, who attended Golden Opportunity…