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Chamber promotional items now available

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(Top photo) The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has new postcards available for 50 cents each. (Bottom photo) President Ken Kindley and administrative assistant Lisa Wallace check out the new postcards. Jon Mayhew / LTN Photo What is seven inches long, five inches wide and is in such demand the…

Success in business, helping less fortunate

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A Lincolnton business is getting in the Christmas spirit through something it does on an annual basis. Roger Calhoun, owner of Auto Body Solutions of North Carolina on Horseshoe Lake Road is gearing up for another bicycle drive. Last year, nearly 60 bicycles were handed out to children in Lincoln…

Bowling alley gets new owners and name

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Lincoln County native Reggie Mull and business partner Jason Ingle are hoping their first-time venture as bowling alley owners “strikes” it big. They took ownership of the old Town and Country Bowling Alley about five weeks ago, changing the name to Striker’s Lanes and Lounge. Mull used to hang out…

Commitment to faith, customers helps Milhollands in a Marathon

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A recent move across Lincolnton and the addition of a tenth full-time agent has put Marathon Realty and Auction ahead in the “race.” That race, run by Lincoln County natives Wanda and Mike Milholland, is based on a cornerstone of the couple’s faith. Mike Milholland said he decided he wanted…

Denver car dealer continues traits of honesty and quality from home

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Bob Poole admits many car dealers – whether new or used – generally have a poor reputation among consumers. Some consumers, in fact, won’t patronize some dealers because of an alleged reputation earned over the years. In his own small way, however, Poole has tried to change that by honesty…

Coffee on the fly: Gotta whole latte love!

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With apologies to seminal heavy metal band Led Zeppelin, you’ll be singing strands of “Whole Lotta Love” after you sample the piping hot, delicious beverages of “Coffee Break..” Only, you’ll be modifying the lyrics just a bit. That’s because if you’re walking down the streets of downtown Lincolnton and see…

Groundbreaking, grand opening

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(Above) Ground was broken on the site where Advanced Physical Therapy Center will be building its new facility on N.C. 16, Denver. Accompanying owner Paul Anderson (sixth from left) are family members, friends and associates of the facility that plans on being open early November. (Below) Michelle Herring (third from…

Mind mapping: Thinking outside the box no clichй

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People recently packed a weekly meeting of the Lincolnton Toastmasters at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College and were given different colored pens and paper where they drew circles, lines and words. It wasn’t an art or English class, however, that had people drawing: it was the introduction to a…

Hundreds turn out for ESC job fair

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Nancy Blagg, 49, and her friend, Diane Habdas, 58, aren’t your typical job seekers. Besides middle age, both have vast experience in the field of customer service and both are looking for work. Blagg has been looking for some time, while Habdas just re-entered the job market. “The biggest obstacle…

A-2-Z expands in Denver

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The need for a showroom and expanded space motivated a Denver businessman to open a second location. Jack Funk, owner of A-2-Z Promotional Products, opened A-2-Z Solutions via a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday. “We were outgrowing the current location on N.C. 16,” said…