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ShoreLine: County notifies developers buildings are in violation

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Developers who built the new Lowe’s shopping center in Stanley face a Feb. 8 deadline to agree to tweak how adjacent shops look or face the prospect of having permits revoked. “We’ve notified them they are in violation,” said Lincoln County Zoning Administrator Randy Hawkins, who issued letters in November…

ShoreLine: Design firm grows after meager start

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Husband and wife Ray and Julia Campbell have always shared a love for design. He designs the buildings, she decorates them. In 1998, Ray began his business, Campbell Design, a company specializing in commercial architecture and interior designs, with one client. “We moved our business from Conover to Denver because…

ShoreLine: DABA president seeks more exposure

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Increasing the exposure of eastern Lincoln County businesses will be the focus of Denver Area Business Association’s new president. Marta Carlson was elected the group’s new president in December for a term of one year. “The biggest thing about DABA is it is the only group out here that exclusively…

GE Security celebrates industrial park building

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GE Security celebrated its presence in the Lincoln County Industrial Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the facility. Representatives from the Lincoln Economic Development Association, Lincolnton City Council and The Keith Corporation, which developed the 106,000 square-foot building, were on hand to help the company celebrate. LEDA’s Jerry Cochrane…

Campground offers variety to vacationers

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The rising cost of gasoline prices makes traveling long distances difficult for many vacationers. Cross Country Campground in Denver provides campers a place to get away from the stress of everyday life without having to break the bank. “The campground is located in a wooded area but we are just…

Grand Opening

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Backyard buddies opens

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Merle Norman owner plans 42nd anniversary celebration

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Merle Norman has had a presence in downtown Lincolnton since June 7, 1966. Now it’s time to celebrate. Owner Amy Brown says she has plenty planned for the business’ 42nd anniversary in Lincolnton, which she is celebrating Jan. 15-26. “It’s an event to thank our customers for many years of…

Candle shop owners find right formula

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Shane and Erin Lockman didn’t invent the soy candle. But they just may have perfected it. “We actually bought this business,” Erin said of Nook and Cranny Candle Company, which the couple has owned since February 2006. Although the business had already been around for seven years under a different…