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The five factors of keeping an orderly factory

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Packaging Unlimited, which does packaging services in Lincolnton, is cleaning up its workplace in order to help keep jobs in America. The process is called “5S,” which was developed by the Japanese. It ensures a clean, orderly, safe and productive workplace. The 5S’s stand for: Simplify, Straighten, Scrub, Stabilize and…

Family business rejuvenated in North Brook

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F.B. Tallent leans back in his rocking chair and invites passersby to have a seat for a “history lesson.” The retired farmer and World War II veteran has spent many afternoons swapping stories in front of his produce stand in western Lincoln County that has been closed almost 20 years.…

Nursing program serves three area congregation

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Lisa Cole is used to navigating through the maze of the healthcare system. And as a parish nurse, she uses her experience to help guide others through difficult times. Cole, who has her master’s degree in nursing with a concentration on parish nursing, serves three western United Methodist churches —…

Lady Rebels basketball team to start 2004-05 season under a new coach

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When basketball season rolls around the West Lincoln Lady Rebels basketball team will have a new face gracing their sideline. Ina Thompson is resigning as a teacher and coach effective at the end of this school year and former Lincolnton star Jaime Boyles is stepping in. West Lincoln’s former Principal…

E.C. student achieves academic honors

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Maggie Heafner has come a long way since she was born 13 weeks premature with little chance to live. “It makes me think I’ve been put here for a purpose because it would have been so easy for me to die and I didn’t,” said Maggie. The high school senior…

Volunteers recognized at luncheon

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On April 29, Outback Steakhouses across the state opened their doors and served lunch for Guardian ad Litem volunteers. Volunteers from the 27th Judicial District of Lincoln and Cleveland counties attended the University Chancellor Drive Outback. Manager Monica Dhatt along with wait and cook staff donated their time as well…

CIS celebrates year of activities

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Communities in Schools teachers, staff, mentors and students celebrated a year of work and fun Monday with a recognition banquet. CIS Director Billy Marsh called it an “incredible year” as more than 300 gathered for a spaghetti dinner at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The banquet was marked by…

Political action group gathers questions for candidates

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee is gearing up for candidate interviews for the upcoming election. Judy Browne, chairwoman and organizer, said the group has the list of candidates running for county commissioner and North Carolina House of Representatives. The candidate evaluation committee has made up a list of questions…

Bridge troubles raise questions

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Motorists who drive from Denver to Charlotte may be complaining about a bumpy ride. The bridge, which crosses over the new N.C. 16 South, is open to travelers. However, construction is still not complete. Keith Hager, a resident of Lowesville, travels on the road quite frequently and finds the situation…

New Denver restaurant fires up a flavorful fury

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Smells of garlic and pasta may tingle your nose at Girogio’s Restaurant in Denver. Shrimp Saganaki with a white wine sauce served over penne pasta or Chicken Scaloppini with artichokes and prosciutto are just a few of the options to try. The Greek and Italian restaurant offers a wide variety…