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Lincolnton ABC store getting used to new Boger City location

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Bert Honeycutt was sad to see the old Lincolnton ABC torn down. After all, it had been on East Main Street for 42 years. Honeycutt has worked for the ABC store for 28 years, but it only took a few days for bulldozers to crumble the building to make room…

Drug Store adds location near new hospital

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George Brookins was waiting for the right time to open his third pharmacy, The Drug Store. Willie Heafner, president of Piedmont Companies, approached Brookins about opening The Drug Store in Carolina Shopping Center in Boger City. The shopping center had a spot at the end of its building, perfect for…

Shop expands with new name, more merchants

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Marcia Swan is making some changes to her business, Red Rabbit 27, formerly M&M Mini Mall, in Lincolnton. “We want people to realize we are here and that it’s changing,” she said. “Our merchandise is frequently changing, but the customers will always see a friendly, smiling face.” The Lincolnton resident…

Treasure Hunt offers bargain shopping

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A new store, offering everything from chainsaws to clothing, has opened in Lincolnton. Treasure Hunt, owned by Russell Dye, carries clothing and accessories for men, women and children. The items come from wholesale retailers or closeout sales, which allows the store to sell them for 50 percent less than retail…

The Woman’s Clinic expanding into Lincoln

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Frye Regional Medical Center’s Woman’s Clinic, an obstetrics and gynecology practice based in Hickory, is opening an office in Lincolnton to better serve its patients. “We have a lot of patients from Lincolnton,” said Dr. Alice Bishopric, one of the physicians who will be working at the Lincolnton office. “We…

Design of new Sentry Drug focuses on store details

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When it came time to build a new Sentry Drug Store, Buddy Pigg made sure not to forget a single detail. He wanted the 6,500-square-foot brick building to have the appearance of a drug store, even if it did not have a sign up yet. Many aspects, from the size…

Carolina Roller adapting since 1935 start

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Mack Harvey believes the key to Carolina Roller & Supply Co.’s success stems from its ability to adapt to change. Carolina Roller & Supply offers a wide variety of special tools, machine parts and accessories for textile manufacturers. Eighty percent of the company’s business comes from the sale of sup-plies…

Leonard Wealth Planning founded 1959

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J. Cain Leonard was always intrigued about the financial planning industry. His curiosity eventually led him to work with his father, Joseph “Joe” Leonard, at Leonard Wealth Planning in Lincolnton. Joe Leonard opened the business in October 1959 on Academy Street and moved to the current location on East Water…

‘Times-News’ formed from 1965 merger

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The newspaper industry has seen many changes over the years, but the Lincoln Times-News remains strong with a circulation of about 10,000 subscribers. “You can only do two things,” said Jerry Leedy, publisher and owner of the Lincolnton-based publication. “You can either grow or you’ll be falling behind. We want…

New owners fulfilling dream with purchase of Ranch House Cafe

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Wendy Brewer worked 16 years ago at the restaurant building that is now The Ranch House Cafй. Now, she is back to stay. Brewer and her mother, the late Loretta Hall, were employed at the restaurant when it was The Skillet. Brewer did all the cooking, while her mother was…