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From aerospace to vacuums no big leap

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When Chris Feigl came to Charlotte from California in 1988, he had a career in the aerospace industry. Twelve years later, that company was bought out by a New York company. “I was confronted with a decision to move for a third time but I fell in love with the…

Needs grow as Christmas approaches

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East Lincoln Christian Ministries (ELCM) volunteer Sue Murdock has seen families’ need for help grow in the area. She’s one of several volunteers who recently helped prepare food bags and more than 800 gifts for families in need. “Here at Christmastime, people can get food and three gifts for each…

Intemperate comment raises hackles at meeting discussing Lowe`s

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About 40 residents in eastern Lincoln County gathered at the East Lincoln Community Center to discuss a proposed Lowe’s Home Improvement store coming to their community. According to Walter Fields, consultant on the project, Lowe’s wants to build a 225,000-square foot store on about 38 acres on N.C. 73 near…

Hunting for Christmas bargains? Denver Sportsman closing doors for good

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Blame it on the big box store. That’s what Steve Fussell is doing. It’s why he’s closing down the store of his dreams, Denver Sportsman, located at the junction of N.C. 16/150, which was formerly known as Rob and Don’s Sportsman. “I simply took a look at the business and…

Barber and his shop remembered in celebration

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For more than 40 years, Clemons Barbershop was a place of friendship, laughter and fine-looking haircuts. When first opened in the early 1960s, it was the only black barbershop in Lincolnton. It was also the heart and soul of its owner, Carlee Clemons. “He took his work extremely seriously, and…

Country store a hidden treasure chest of delight for all who discover it

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Open for over 10 years, RedBone Willy’s Trading Co. is a comforting staple of Toluca, providing products to satisfy a variety of wants and needs. Everything from outdoor clothing to home goods and decorations fills two jam-packed floors of the rustic shop. Thick sweaters and glowing lamps line wooden shelves.…

Around Town 12/12/2005

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CONCERT Lincolnton Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band and chorus will hold a holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday DINNER The Coalition of Churches will meet at 7 p.m. today and host their annual fellowship dinner at the Oaklawn Center on Linden Street. Everyone is invited and should bring…

North Lincoln High School band ready to “march” into the holiday concert season

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Though the marching season may be over, the North Lincoln High School band will not be putting up their instruments. After a successful fall, the band is currently preparing for their holiday concert and concert band season. The marching Knights participated in seven competitions this year and placed second overall…

An early celebration

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Area design firm on TV

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CORNELIUS — A local home designer will be featured on a TV show airing on Charlotte’s WJZY-TV 46 Saturday. The show, “Desperate Design,” will feature Jennifer Pippin with Pippin Home Designs. Pippin met the show’s host, Margi Kyle, 10 years ago. “She emailed me the idea for the TV show…