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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.…

Quiznos now in Lincolnton

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Jake Lackey and Andy Sain have been friends since their middle school days in Lincoln County. Since graduating from West Lincoln High School in 1996, they maintained their friendship but took separate paths through life: Lackey became a nursery production manager, while Sain became an Internet marketer and owner of…

About the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

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The Chamber’s leads group meets on a weekly basis to develop new, additional, profitable business for its members through referrals and/or recommendations by members to each other. Not only does this group provide leads and fellowship for each other, it is also are a community-minded group. On an on-going basis,…

Chamber increasing scholarships from one to four

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has increased the number of scholarships given for 2006 from the proceeds of the annual adult spelling bee. Starting next year, the chamber will give out four scholarships — one to each Lincoln County high school — instead of just one scholarship covering four…