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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…

Five Years

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Fastenal now in Lincolnton

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Fastenal Industrial and Construction Supplies announces it is opening a Lincolnton store in the Carolina Shopping Center. The store will occupy the 4,067 square-foot end cap space adjacent to East Main Street. The Carolina Shopping Center is now occupied by the following businesses: Country Town Tire and Service Center; Dollar…

Area design firm on TV

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CORNELIUS — A local home designer will be featured on a TV show airing on Charlotte’s WJZY-TV 46 Saturday. The show, “Desperate Design,” will feature Jennifer Pippin with Pippin Home Designs. Pippin met the show’s host, Margi Kyle, 10 years ago. “She emailed me the idea for the TV show…

Area pets get quality care at the Maiden Small Animal Hospital

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MAIDEN – Since 1997, Dr. Kim Mitchell has owned up to having a wonderful position with a terrific company. The best part about her job is the thanks she gets from grateful clients. “It’s a great job,” said Mitchell. “I get a thousand kisses from my patients every day.” Mitchell,…

Two new industries coming to the county

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There’s more good economic news on the homefront for industry in Lincoln County. According to Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, two more international industries are planning to locate in Lincoln County. “One is definitely locating here, while we have a verbal commitment from the other,”…

Family building business “From the Ground Up”

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For Jannette Huggins and her husband, Harrison, every day is filled with things they love. Their new business, From the Ground Up Garden Center, is an extension of those loves. “We love the horses, dogs and plants,” said Jannette. Jannette, a former manager of Bumbargers in Lincolnton for 11 years,…

It`s “Sew Exciting” making quilts and other garments

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Not long after Anita McDonald and her husband, Ralph, moved from Wisconsin to be with family in Lincoln County in 1997, she came to work at Sew Exciting. The business, started by Emma House in 1994 on the courtsquare in downtown Lincolnton, was perfect for Anita when she arrived. “I…

Belding Hausman bucking trend by staying in the U.S.

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While many textile manufacturers are closing facilities in this country and sending their jobs and machinery overseas, Boger City-based Belding Hausman is committed to staying in Lincoln County. According to chief financial officer Wilford Stowe, the company has a strong financial footing, which is the cornerstone of its stability. “The…

Couple “Design One Creative” campaign after another

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For years, Mike Sherman of Denver had been moving up a kind of corporate ladder. He started Design One Creative in the basement of a Charlotte radio station in 1996. “We had Magic 96 and 106.5 The End right above us,” said Mike. “When the company first started, it was…