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Nursing graduates of 2007

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The Lincoln Center of Gaston College has just graduated its largest practical nursing class to date. The Class of 2007 had 36 graduates who received nursing pins and congratulations during the recent ceremony. Ron McCann / LTN Photo Lincoln Center of Gaston College department chair of Practical Nursing Beverly Davis…

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…

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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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…

Christian Ministry’s home meal program seeks help

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(This is the second story in a series celebrating Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s 30th anniversary.) Linc. Home Meals has made it possible for Lincoln County residents to receive home-delivered, balanced meals since 1982. Without new volunteers, however, the organization may not be able to continue. “What do you want…

Before and after

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Katlyn Short, 8, recently donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. Her hair was cut by Melissa of Melissa’s Shear Madness in Vale. Katlyn is the daughter of John and LeAnna Short of Crouse. Contributed Photo…