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Lincolnton business takes on the giant big-box stores

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In today’s modern times, the big-box stores – Office Max, Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement and others – seem to have a lock on attracting business across the country, offering large shops crammed with a multitude of goods at purported bargain-basement prices. The inevitable strangle-hold on customer base and profits causes…

The next American Idol?

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For Crouse resident Bucky Reynolds, life is a song — literally. The West Lincoln High School sophomore plans to spend his summer vacation honing his vocal skills. He hopes this will prepare him for the next season of American Idol. “Just the exposure, how many people actually see you, is…

Around Town 4/26/2006

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SENIOR WEEK Lawings Chapel Baptist Church will hold a Senior Adult Celebration week from April 30 – May 7. The public is invited to come help celebrate. Seniors at Lawings Chapel will be singing and speaking and leading in worship and ministry. There will also be a big party and…

Answers on traffic not forthcoming by McHenry

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Denver Area Business Association (DABA) member Bo Moore was on his way from Cornelius to hear 10th District Rep. Patrick McHenry speak last Thursday afternoon at the Verdict Ridge Country Club. For awhile, it was touch and go whether he would arrive on time. That’s because Moore got caught in…

Trail ride set for Saturday

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Blake-Cliff Stables opened in 1995 on 425 acres of scenic land in Maiden. The private business focused on buying and selling Paso Fino horses, an expensive Venezuelan breed known for its level gait. “They’re the smoothest horses in the world,” said owner George McKee. Since its inception, the stables have…

Expressions Dance Studio competition team wins big

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The Expressions Dance Company from Denver attended Kids Artistic Revue Regional Competition under the direction of owners/directors Joanna Innocenti, Mandy Robinson, and Tracy Frazier in High Point, on March 17 – 19. The dancers brought home numerous first and top first placements, the highest honor in each division, as well…

Denver businesswoman named SBA champion

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Denver businesswoman Sherrй DeMao, owner and president of SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, has been named the Small Business Administration (SBA) 2006 North Carolina Women in Business Champion of the Year. According to a press release from the SBA, the award recognizes DeMao for her active support for legislative or regulatory action…

Lake Calendar

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MEETING The Friends of the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library’s monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 8. A presentation will be made by Kevin Starr, Lincoln County extension service director. GUEST SPEAKER Ashley Smith, who was held hostage by Atlanta courthouse shooter Brian Nichols, tells her story 6 p.m.…

Around Town 4/24/2006

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BOARD MEETING Lincoln Charter School’s monthly School Board meeting will be 7 p.m. today at the Denver campus. YARD SALE The Annual Howard’s Creek Community Yard Sale, normally held the first Saturday in May, has been moved forward to April 29 due to the primary election May 2. The yard…

Champions again

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