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Retirement leads to consignment career

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Donna Horton was looking for something to do in her spare time after retirement. “I had too much free time and I wanted to do something I enjoyed,” the Lincolnton resident said. Earlier this month, Horton opened D’s Clothing Consignments, which sells gently used clothing and accessories for men, women…

Tindall’s Professional Photography moves to owner’s home

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J.J. Tindall decided to open a photography studio in Lincolnton four years ago. But last month, he moved the business, Tindall’s Professional Photography, to his home in Iron Station. Tindall wanted to spend more time with his family. His wife and co-owner, Brandy, handles the administrative side of the business.…

Parent company names Brian Center its best for third straight year

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For a third consecutive year, the Brian Center Health & Retirement has earned the Blue Ribbon award, beating 185 other health care facilities in the United States owned by Sava Senior Care. The Brian Center of Lincolnton was presented the honor for 2009, along with $120,000 last month. The facility…

Bat Cave owners hope facility will hit a home run

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Baseball and softball athletes needing to squeeze in some extra practice time now have a place to go in Lincoln County. Doug McCurry opened The Bat Cave, an 11,000-square-foot indoor baseball and softball training facility, March 1. “I saw a need for a training facility for players to utilize year…

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…