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Scholarship winners

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Home Expo draws crowd

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The Home Building and Products Expo filled the James W. Warren Citizens Center with thousands of choices for potential homebuilders Thursday night. “It used to be people wanted a house – now they want a house the way they want it,” said Mark Ingle, president of the Lincoln County Homebuilders…

Water Camp Week

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Students at Kenlin Academ recently enjoyed Water Camp Week. As part of the water-theme fun, the Boger City Fire Department visited with their fire trucks. The bathing-suit-clad children enjoyed playing in the firehouse spray. Pictured above is Chris Tomberlin holding the hose and Adrean Ari, Mary Tomberlin and others enjoying…

Pottery exhibit set for September

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host a pottery show in September at the Lincoln Cultural Center that will feature a mixture of contemporary and traditional pottery. The show is entitled “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” Each artist will be allowed to enter one piece of work and should bring…

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…

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…