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American Tire has grown to more than $2 billion in sales

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It’s been more than 10 years since American Tire Distributors finished building its facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. In that time, the company has gone from being the only resident of the park to one of many. And while American Tire Distributors may have made history by being…

Boy Scouts honor volunteers

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Sewer line problems concern officials

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Sewer line delays at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and changed building plans at the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant continue to plague commissioners. Both delays and changes cause more expenditures, which the board has made clear is the last thing it wants. At their Feb. 4 meeting, commissioners approved…

Lowder alums hold second annual dinner

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School hosted a successful second annual Alumni Dinner Thursday night with lots of support from the faculty and staff. “They always try to support everything the PTA does and get the kids involved,” PTA president Ann Rhyne said. Because S. Ray Lowder is one of the…

Family-friendly atmosphere at Beef O’Brady’s

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Specializing in sandwiches and chicken wings, Beef O’Brady’s recently opened its doors at Catawba Springs Promenade in Denver. “It’s a very family friendly business,” said Todd Stevermer, owner of the Denver restaurant. Beef O’Brady’s opened for business Jan. 8. “It’s been great so far,” he said. “We’ve gotten a pretty…

`Plan for planning’ given for N.C. 16

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Randy Williams, principal planner for Lincoln County, outlined steps for deciding the future of the old N.C. 16 corridor for the Board of Commissioners Monday night. Williams began with history; although several visioning plans have existed for old N.C. 16, few recommendations from those plans have been implemented. Now, Williams…

Talbert suggests animal board members

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Interim County Manager Michael Talbert recommended members of the long-awaited animal control advisory committee at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. Talbert said the members of the committee were selected through a quest for volunteers, then narrowing down of respondents. The following members were appointed: n Douglas Murray –…

Little Creek Cove proposals given

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The Lincoln County Natural Resources Committee presented six recommendations to the Board of Commissioners Monday to preserve water in the Little Creek Cove of Lake Norman. Sylvia Holmes and Ron Bost outlined the recommendations. Like other watersheds, the Little Creek Cove Watershed provides water for a large area. Little Creek…

Niche businesses taking hold as Denver grows

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It’s a typical weekday and Peter Fedur peers over the deli counter of his Euro Grocery store off N.C. 16 in Denver. With a flick of his knife, he cuts off a sliver of meat prepared like they make it in his home country, Romania. He lays it in butcher…

Around Town 2/20/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department will have a public hearing on its budget at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at the fire department, 3117 N.C. 27 W., Lincolnton. Anyone who pays taxes in the Howards Creek Fire District is welcome to attend. Individuals who attend will…