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Tortilla chip maker expanding, letting chips fall where they may

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During a tour Tuesday of the R.W. Garcia plant in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, members of Leadership Lincoln learned the tortilla chip manufacturer is expanding. According to plant manager Greg Huffstetler, a second manufacturing line should operational by October. “We currently have 35 employees,” said Huffstetler. “We hope to…

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Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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Chamber drive kicks off

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2006 membership drive at the end of March. According to Chamber president Ken Kindley, the goal of the two week membership drive is 25 new members. “By 2006, we hope to have 100 new members.” The Ambassador Group of the Chamber…

Fine dining comes to familiar Denver restaurant

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Lake Cottage Restaurant and Catering, formerly Westlake Restaurant, reopened Thursday with a new name, several new menu offerings and a new chef. Chef Jeanette Barbagli (left photo) stirs homemade Italian sauce in the kitchen. Barbagli, a Lincoln County native, has 24 years experience in the food industry and has spent…

Lincolnton fire truck dealer wins award

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Whether it be a commercial, industrial, or residential fire, citizens everywhere depend on the efficiency and speed of local fire departments to get potentially deadly situations under control in short order. But does anyone ever wonder where the fire trucks, apparatuses and gear come from? Lincolnton-based Metrolina Fire & Rescue…

Three Town and Country Realty agents win top awards

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Judy Holland originally wanted to take cake decorating classes with friends at Gaston College, but she discovered the class was canceled. Her friends decided to take real estate classes instead. “We all decided to switch over,” said Holland. “I enjoyed taking the classes but never thought I’d work in real…

It`s a real gas

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While for many the smell of propane gas may at least make people nauseous and at most signal a greater problem, such as a gas leak, for Terry Rudisill of Denver, propane means a living. That’s a living for his wife, Vickie, and the couple’s three children; Trevor, 18; Lance,…

Something delicious cooking at Tim Schafer’s at Lake Norman

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(Above) Schafer sits in front of one of his restaurant’s fire places with one of his most popular dishes, the double-cut stuffed pork chop, which he prepared earlier. (below). Chris Dean / LTN Photo SHERRILLS FORD — Tim Schafer`s first exposure to the Denver area came via his wife, Rebecca.…