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150 years of loyalty, dedicated service

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On Thursday, Times Oil honored four very loyal employees. With a combined total of 150 years working for the company, calling these men loyal may be an understatement. R.A. Watts, Hubert Harrell, Junior Yarborough and Bill Shull all worked for Times Oil delivering fuel oil to homes, a side of…

Grand Openings

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(Above) Melamoose Scoops and Java, 119 E. Main St. celebrated its return to downtown Lincolnton with an April 4 grand opening. Joining to the left of Chamber of Commerce board president Jack Funk (wielding ceremonial scissors) are owners Nikki and Drew Ledbetter and Ledbetter’s grandmother, Sarah. (Below) Lincolnton mayor Bobby…

Secret to success is loyalty and trust

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There are some people who know what they want to be when they grow up seemingly from birth. For others, it takes longer to figure things out. For Roger Williams, owner of Central Carolina Sprinkler Company, it just happened. “From the time I was in grammar school, all I ever…

Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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No coincidence First Citizens Bank employees long-timers

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It is not often these days that you find a place of business where you can walk in the door and expect to see the same faces day after day; which is why First Citizens Bank on Main Street in Lincolnton is a rare exception to that rule. Debbie Sipe,…

Grand opening

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Grand openings

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(Top picture) Chamber of Commerce chairman Jack Funk prepares to cut the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony of the Hottest Dog, located at 169 Cross Center Drive in the Harris Teeter shopping center at the intersection of N.C. 73/16, Denver. To Funk’s left are restaurant owners Michele and Brian…

Fallston restaurant fast becoming a favorite

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Drive to Fallston and you will notice several new businesses cropping up in the decidedly rural community. Recently, a new pharmacy, doctor’s office and car wash have opened, as well as a Dollar General store. Also new to the area is a restaurant called GiGi’s. John and Carol Miller, owners…