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Business Spotlight: Sassy Pants Consignment and Gifts

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Gaston County native Beth Richard, bargain shopping has become an art form. “My mom had four children, so we always tried to shop the sales racks, and you tried to be economical and save as much money (as possible),” she said. “So, I grew up…

Business Spotlight: Bakery Tico-Pan

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For nearly eight years, Bakery Tico-Pan has remained a community staple for Costa Rican baked goods. “‘Tico’ is another word used for Costa Rican people, and ‘pan’ is the Spanish word for bread,” owner Rosa Miriam Acosta explained through a bilingual translator. While the Lincolnton bakery,…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County Workforce Center/DWS, 529 N…

Business Spotlight: D.E.G. Laser

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Only a year after its inception, a Denver laser engraving company has relocated to a storefront on North Highway 16 due to its continuing growth. According to D.E.G. Laser’s owner and president, Ed Young, the business offers “custom engraving of commercial parts and equipment for machine…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 9-12-14

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Business Spotlight: Eaker’s Nursery

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eaker’s Nursery and Tree Farm, located at 2760 Highway 274 in Cherryville, has been in business for nearly 30 years, but the land has been in the family for generations. “We’re four generations of farmers,” co-owner and grower Alisa Eaker said. “My great-grandfather, Doras Eaker, grew…

Lincolnton hardware store marks 50 years of family business

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer It’s hard to imagine that Saine Ace Hardware began in a space that occupied less than 1,500 square feet. Fifty years ago, Kenneth Saine and his young wife Alta saved their money and decided that they wanted to own their own business. “I was selling furniture…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Business Spotlight: Shoals Sporting Goods

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Dave Whitehead, co-owner of Shoals Sporting Goods in Denver, the outdoor sports have been both a lifelong passion and career path. “I grew up loving the outdoors…my whole life has been the outdoors,” he said. “I fished bass tournaments all over the United States since…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…