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BADIN NEWS: Churches vary on reopening plans

Badin Baptist

The Church Council meets Thursday to discuss reopening plans. Aug. 2 is the projected date for gathering in person for worship. Until then, Sunday sermons with Pastor B.J. Bowers can be accessed via Facebook.

Jo Grey

Badin Presbyterian

Worship services have resumed at the church, 153 Spruce St., each Sunday at 10 a.m. Pastor Dan Wray asks that participants wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.

Badin UMC

Pastor Beau Linker will lead drive-in worship each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the parking lot on Hickory Street until further notice.

Bethel and Palestine UMC

The churches will have on-site services at Bethel UMC, 44118 N.C. Highway 740, New London, beginning at 9 a.m. Sundays. Services will also be broadcast on the Bethel UMC and Palestine UMC Facebook pages.

Badin Library

Please keep reading for the Summer Reading challenge through July 31. Submit the completed “Summer Reading Book Stack” for each child to earn a prize, either in person or via email: shahn@stanlycountylibrary.org. Forms are still available for pickup.

Town Business

Limb and brush pickup will be Aug. 4. Please have materials at the curb by 8 a.m. that day.

Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Badin Conference Center. Badin residents will be interested to know the Council voted to place the “Deadman” back in the Falls Road median.

Better Badin, Inc. still has plans for a teen basketball tournament Aug. 29, as well as other events this fall. Even so, the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 restrictions prevents the group from making definite announcements. The next meeting at Loafers and Legends is at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Please wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.

Morrow Mountain

Check the Facebook page pictures to get a glimpse of the Park’s new Scenic Overlook at the summit. Better yet, drive or hike up and see the finished project in person. The summit is once again open to vehicle traffic.

Badin News is by Jo Grey. Contact her at Jo.greync@gmail.com at 704-995-2475.