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Blum expansion to add 40 new jobs

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Blum Inc. has announced plans for an expansion at its North American headquarters in Lincoln County. The project, which will bring more than $30 million in new investment, will include a warehouse addition, injection molding expansion, two new automated hinge-assembly lines and a new line for drawer-system assembly. The new…

Krewe II Festival to benefit YMCA program

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Following the death of her father, Monica Markolf took on the task of organizing a benefit for underprivileged children, something her dad had spent over a year pursuing. “It’s getting me back in touch with people I had lost contact with for many, many years and the work my dad…

Caution urged in lake areas

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LAKE NORMAN — With Hurricane Ivan dropping a large amount of rain and flooding becoming a major concern, Duke Power officials are urging residents around Lake Norman to take precautions. The area mountains are expected to get the highest amount of rainfall with 10 inches or more. The Charlotte region…

Non-profits to suffer fund-raiser shortfalls

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Heavy rains and winds from Hurricane Ivan wiped out hopes of fund-raising and exposure for local non-profit groups. The prospect of severe weather prompted the Apple Festival board to cancel the annual festival Wednesday afternoon. The board met with volunteers and city and county officials to discuss the fate of…

Ivan shuts down festival, closes schools

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Storms to linger through weekend Hurricane Ivan blew into Lincoln County early this morning, bringing with it strong wind and heavy rain. “We’re in for at least a weekend of rainy, windy weather,” said Susan Spake, director of Emergency Management. More bands of wind and thunder are expected this afternoon.…

AARP celebrates 20 years

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Lincoln County’s chapter of the AARP celebrated its 20th year of education and fellowship Thursday. “You all have achieved a very special accomplishment,” said Greg Tanner, associate state director of the AARP. Members and special guests gathered at the Senior Center Thursday for a ceremony in honor of the chapter’s…

Footloose and fancy free?

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Lincoln Theatre Guild brings ‘Barefoot in the Park’ to the stage The popular Neil Simon comedy, “Barefoot in the Park,” is on its way. Actors with the Lincoln Theatre Guild will bring the play to the stage of the Lincoln Cultural Center for two weekends. “Barefoot in the Park,” well-known…

Board supports Eastwind subdivision

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A 97-lot subdivision on Lake Norman got the go ahead from county Planning Board members Monday night after the developer and neighboring property owners reached an agreement on the proposal. The application still has to go before the Board of Commissioners for a final decision. Eastwind Cove Subdivision, proposed by…

Around Town 9/15/2004

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CONSTITUTION WEEK At 4 p.m. Friday, members of the Jacob Forney Chapter of the DAR are asking residents to pause to mark the hour the United States Constitution was signed 217 years ago. Churches in the area will participate by ringing their bells at 4 p.m. Residents are also asked…

Food supply runs short at Christian Ministry, programs in danger

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Because of a lack of donated food, Christian Ministry may not be able to serve its clients through November. “We have seen a drastic increase in the number of people who come to us for service, and most people have a basic need and that is food,” said Susan Brymer,…