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Starting over at age 44 in new career not for the timid

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It takes a lot of guts to go back to school when you haven’t been in a classroom in over two decades. It’s just as big of a risk to start your own business at the age of 44. Billy Wilson of Lincolnton has done both. Wilson used to work…

BPW 2007 – 2008 officers installed

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Top prizes awarded local contractor

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It’s quite an accomplishment — actually, a series of accomplishments that build upon one another, such as being recognized by peers as 2006 Builder of the Year by the Lincoln County Home Builders Association; currently serving as president of the association; coming in first place in the $500-$600k home range…

Grand opening

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Grand opening

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Salon’s name says it all

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Lots of people dream of owning their own businesses, yet few of them have the courage to take that leap of faith. Valerie Canipe and Sherry Dills are among the few. The owners of Trends Unleashed Hair Studio, 524 E. Water St., Canipe and Dills both worked for other salons…

Boutique currying ‘Favor’ with clientele

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Ivey Robinson, owner of House of Favor Boutique, always dreamed of having her own clothing shop. Last month, that dream officially came true with the opening of her store on East Main Street. Yet Robinson doesn’t take all the credit for her success. “God has opened so many doors for…

Grand opening

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Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant earns Polished Apple

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Because it recently completed a major rehabilitation project to its building that included additional tables and booths, renovated restrooms, new flooring, exterior painting and more, Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant was presented with the City of Lincolnton Polished Apple award. The City is beginning this award program to provide an incentive for…

Grand openings

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(Top photo) Big Dog Holdings Inc., located in Lincoln Industrial Park held its grand opening ceremony April 17. Bearing the ceremonial scissors is Big Dog senior vice president John Wood. (Above) With the expansion of its dining space, Court Street Grille was the site of a grand opening ceremony. On…