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Around Town 11/4/2005

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House. REUNION Relatives and friends of Lucy and Blair Wise are invited to a Thanksgiving Day reunion held in their memory at Bethphage Lutheran Church. Bring…

Two new industries coming to the county

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There’s more good economic news on the homefront for industry in Lincoln County. According to Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, two more international industries are planning to locate in Lincoln County. “One is definitely locating here, while we have a verbal commitment from the other,”…

Family building business “From the Ground Up”

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For Jannette Huggins and her husband, Harrison, every day is filled with things they love. Their new business, From the Ground Up Garden Center, is an extension of those loves. “We love the horses, dogs and plants,” said Jannette. Jannette, a former manager of Bumbargers in Lincolnton for 11 years,…

Lincolnton native learns medical ropes

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After a middle school field day mishap, Matthew Cline hurt his knee and discovered the medical process. The young boy was fascinated by his surgery and rehabilitation process – so much so that he is now a student at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. To gain first hand experience,…

Farm-City Week celebrated heartily

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Farmers and city slickers alike joined together at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Tuesday night to celebrate Farm-City Week. “It is a time of appreciation,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “It’s a time to appreciate one another and the society we live in and…

Remembering Trey one purpose of DECA school group project

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One public relations assignment is not just a grade for North Lincoln High School students, but holds personal significance. As part of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), students will be holding a basketball competition in memory of their friend and fellow student, Trey Whiteside, who died in a car…

Emergency preparedness topic of networking lunch

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Business people from across Lincoln County came out to network Thursday at the East Lincoln Community Center for Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s fourth and final business networking luncheon of the year. “We rotate where we hold the four luncheons between Lincolnton and Denver,” said Chamber President Ken Kindley. He…

Seminar teaches east Lincoln business owners how to compete against Wal-Mart, other `big box` stores

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Mike Collins of Raleigh started doing seminars 20 years ago on low-cost ways small business owners could market their product or service. “It was called dynamic marketing on a fire cracker budget,” he said. Six years ago, Collins received a telephone call that would change his seminar forever. “It was…

More million dollar homes to rise on east Lincoln horizon?

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Look to additional million-dollar homes possibly coming to eastern Lincoln County. According to county zoning administrator Randy Hawkins, developer Danny Fisher, of Fisher Properties in Salisbury, wants to turn slightly more than 187 acres in Denver into a proposed gated community, which will be located on Pine Ridge Drive and…

Lake Calendar

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BOOK SALE The Friends of the East Lincoln Library are holding a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Shanklin Memorial Library at Fairfield Forest Road of N.C. 16. The rain date for the event is the next Saturday, Nov. 12. For more information, call…