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Dagwood’s stacks up healthy options

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Carol and John Miller wanted to open a restaurant with healthier options, but not stray away from something the community loved. The couple recently opened Dagwood’s in the former I Can’t Believe it’s Yogurt space in Lincolnton. The eatery offers healthy subs, pastas and soups, along with hand-dipped frozen yogurt…

Lane reclaims lead in Iron Station

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A familiar face is back at Al Lane Motorsports. Al Lane, who originally opened the business 33 years ago, has returned. He took ownership of the Iron Station business earlier this month. Last year, Lane sold the business, but the arrangement did not work out, and he decided to repurchase…

Kaplan opens Sweet Melodies in Denver

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Glenna Kaplan used to make homemade candy with her father as a child. Now, she has turned that hobby into a business with her daughter, Meggan. The duo has opened Sweet Melodies, an old-fashioned candy shop with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies and music accessories. “We have been tossing around having…

Spantek celebrates move to Lincolnton

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Spantek, a certified metal manufacturer, kicked off its move to Lincolnton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Lincoln Economic Development Association. The event was last Monday at the facility, located in the former RSI Marble building off North General’s Boulevard. Headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., Spantek designs and manufactures custom-sized…

Gigi’s gains space with relocation

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Gigi’s Consignments has moved to a new space, but still remains in downtown Lincolnton. The number of consignors has grown from 250 to 800 since Ashley “Gigi” Essary took ownership of the store two years ago. Consignors hail from Lincolnton and nearby areas, such as Cherryville and Vale. “It’s almost…

Klein launches painting business

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A Lincoln County Commissioner has started a new venture that will allow him to continue helping others. Commissioner Jim Klein has started Lakeside 360 Painting, a franchise of 360 Painting Inc. The company offers interior and exterior painting services for residential and commercial projects. “I like helping people accomplish something,”…

Generation Bean opens for business in Boger City

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Generation Bean’s name seems to fit its customer base pretty well. Young people order coffee, pull out their laptops and surf the Internet. Mothers bring in their children for a chocolate chip cookie or slice of cake. A group of local, older men come in every morning, grab some breakfast…

Family experience informs owner of new insurance biz

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Fourteen years ago, Evelyn Fox Ross’ father purchased long term care insurance to protect his wife. Fox Ross’ father would be taken care of financially, thanks to his pension plan, but he knew there might not be enough money in case something unexpected happened to his wife’s health in the…

Southpaw Technology moves to new site

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Madyson Millard thinks her husband, Scott, is a genius when it comes to repairing computers. “You see people walk out of here so happy,” she said. “They came in here unhappy, so miserable and so frustrated that they just want to throw their computers out the window.” “They come in…

Richard brings grooming skills to Prestigious Petz

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If you ask Brad Richard what he enjoys most about his new job, the answer is easy for him. “I get to play with dogs all day,” he said. “How could you not have fun playing with dogs all day?” Richard recently opened Prestigious Petz, a grooming salon and cageless…