Category Archives: CHURCH
By Joan Rowe
GRANTSBORO — New Life Praise and Worship Ministries now hangs a cross on the front the building, known to many in the community as the “Log Cabin Church.” It is the unique craftsmanship of county native, Jamey Lupton, a local contractor, who spent hours roaming the riverbank for just the right cedar trees. He had them planed and kiln-dried.
Meticulously he grooved the wood so it would fit together into the shape of a cross. Wanting it to be as authentic as possible, Lupton searched for local railroad spikes – symbolic of the three nails on the cross.
Our church acclaims Jamey Lupton for his fine work and proudly presents its beauty.
It is Easter time. May our thoughts be about the cross and what took place over 2,000 years ago. Jesus died, was placed in a tomb, and miraculously arose from the grave. He now lives in the hearts of believers. Do you believe?
By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer
VANDEMERE – Elected officials gave their approval Monday night for a much bigger Camp Vandemere, subject to several conditions meant to moderate any disruptive impacts on this small waterfront community. The Baptist-sponsored summertime destination – a fixture in the town since the mid-1960s — was devastated by Hurricane Irene, which struck two years ago. The camp’s executive director, Rick Price, said construction will begin soon on a Kitchen / Dining Hall facility, to be built 15 feet above ground, a design meant to withstand future storms. Plans also call for two dormitories. Price said the overall project is expected to cost more than $700,000, with a hoped-for completion date by June of 2014.