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Expansion in the works

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Hof Textiles Inc., a supplier to Toyota, Honda, BMW and Mercedes, will expand their industrial park facility in Lincolnton. The $2,700,000 expansion at the Indian Creek Industrial Park will include more machinery and equipment. The company will add a nonwoven production line. “The new expansion will allow us to produce…

Facility recently purchased

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The Keith Corporation has purchased an existing industrial facility in the Indian Creek Industrial Park. The facility, known as the Kawai building, is the Keith Corporation’s first establishment in the industrial park. Many other industries are located in the park including Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Distribution Center, Alpharma USPD and…

Lincolnton man attends Sunday school 22 years without a miss

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During the past 22 years, a 91-year old Lincolnton man has attended Sunday School class every single week, even when bedridden in a hospital. “That’s the best part of the week,” said Berlie Dellinger of going to the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. “That’s when you try to learn more about…

50th Anniversary

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Clarence Hughes Reep Jr. and Shirley Pauline Reep of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 6. They have five children, Vicky Goins, Kenneth Reep, Eddie Reep, Eric Reep and Alyece Ward; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will hold a reception at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall…

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Lincoln retirees bound for Colorado, western adventures

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Nancy and Steve Hoyle may be the envy of their neighborhood. They live in Nancy’s family homeplace in a comfortable house with a beautiful interior finished in warm wood tones. The outdoors are lush with large shade trees, green shrubs and many blooming plants. The yard is expansive, with plenty…

Upgrading graduation requirements discussed

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Slacking off senior year isn’t going to be an option anymore. The Lincoln County Board of Education curriculum committee discussed updating graduation requirements Monday night. “It will be hard on procrastinators,” said Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction. The new graduation requirements include passing the five End Of…

Hydrilla munchers released into lake

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Large minnows are busy munching on weeds in Lake Norman. On Monday morning, 3,000 grass carp were released into the lake to feast on hydrilla, the fast growing exotic aquatic weed that is invading the lake. When left unchecked the weed is capable of choking out entire coves. The 14-inch…

East leader has heart surgery

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It might be a miracle. What was supposed to be a routine check-up for Peter Browne, president of the East Lincoln Betterment Association, turned out to be a lot more than he bargained for. “Peter simply had a birthday so he went in to the doctor for a stress test,”…

Residents voice concerns over roads, traffic

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Residents in east Lincoln voiced their concerns and frustrations Thursday over traffic and road problems. Approximately 100 residents who came to a meeting of the East Lincoln Betterment Association to learn more about some of the ongoing projects. The meeting was held at the East Lincoln Recreation Center. Questions were…