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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…

Lincolnton business takes on the giant big-box stores

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In today’s modern times, the big-box stores – Office Max, Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement and others – seem to have a lock on attracting business across the country, offering large shops crammed with a multitude of goods at purported bargain-basement prices. The inevitable strangle-hold on customer base and profits causes…

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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