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Around Town 8/3/2007

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PLEASANT GROVE HOMECOMING Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Hwy 182, Lincolnton, will have their annual homecoming this Sunday. Rev. Jerry Evans will be preaching at the 11 a.m. worship service. (Note the time change for this Sunday only.) A covered dish dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. For more…

Dachshund named cutest

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Pumpkin Center resident Donna Martin wanted a dog, but she never thought she would own a dachshund. “Dachshund, of all the dog breeds, was my least favorite,” she said. One look at the tiny dachshund puppies a girl brought to give away at Martin’s church, Revival Tabernacle, ended Martin’s hesitancy.…

4-H winners

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Fifth generation

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Ramseur hits the right note with signs

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In the 57 years since Bud Ramseur opened up Ramseur Signs on Water Street, a lot has changed in downtown Lincolnton. Yet Ramseur’s talent as a sign maker – and as an artist – hasn’t changed a bit. A Lincolnton native, Ramseur’s father ran a restaurant on Main Street. He…

Ladder a symbol of hope for church

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Several years ago, at Commandment Keepers Church of the Living God on Horseshoe Lake Road in Lincolnton, a planned revival was canceled because the scheduled speaker got sick. According to head deacon Chris Caldwell, the congregation decided to gather for prayer services every night instead. One night, an assistant pastor…

Dogs can swim, and Santa Claus comes to Barkin’ Buddies

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Ed McDonald, who owns Barkin’ Buddies Resort and Daycare in Denver with his wife Sherry, has really let his business go to the dogs. He doesn’t even have an office to call his own. “This is the dogs’ place,” McDonald said. When the McDonalds decided to open Barkin’ Buddies, they…

Gus is busy, but he’ll teach you to fish

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Gus Gustafson came to the Denver area in 1960, three years before Lake Norman was built. Since then, it’s been hard to keep him off the water. A lifelong fisherman, Gustafson grew up on Long Island before moving to North Carolina. Fishing was always a part of his life and…

Music to her ears

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Around Town 8/1/2007

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GOSPEL SINGING Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton will host “The Singing Prophets” from Gastonia on Saturday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. YARD SALE The Senior Services Yard Sale will be Saturday at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at 514 S. Academy St. Over 30 vendors will…