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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…

Around Town 10/31/2005

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ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will offer a low income energy assistance program. Applications will be taken at the DSS on Nov. 7 – 18 each day except for Nov. 11, which is a holiday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FALL FESTIVAL Cornerstone Church, Maiden, will have…

Farm Couple

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Go Team!

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50th anniversary

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Charlie A. Ballard and Peggy G. Ballard of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14. They were married on Oct. 14, 1955 at Antioch Baptist Church. They have two sons, Mark Ballard and Brad Ballard, both of Lincolnton. They have six grandchildren, Brittany Ballard, Spencer Sutton, Travis Sutton,…

Christmas tree farm grand opening set for Nov. 19

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Christmas is often a hectic time, filled with deciding on the perfect gift, decorations and tree for the season. Santa’s Forest, a Christmas tree farm owned and operated by the Herter family, aims to ease that holiday burden and make it fun at the same time. “It’s neat that it’s…

Let’s have some fun!

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West Lincoln teen ready for pageant this weekend

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Take a look at Noelle Jenkins and you’ll see the makings of a typical pageant queen – looks, poise, alarmingly perfect teeth. Scratch below the surface, however, and you’ll find a girl who isn’t afraid to muck out a horse stable. “I’m the kid that gets out there and gets…