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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…

Timken mum on future of Lincolnton facility

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Officials with the Timken Company aren’t commenting on the future of their Lincolnton-area operation, after recently announcing it’s closing its Clinton, S.C. plant. Over the next two years, production lines at the plant will be phased into other Timken operations, according to company spokesperson Diane Bowler. “We haven’t identified where…

The Hair Masters celebrates 20 years in business

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Lori Swink got her first taste of the world of cosmetology while she was in high school. “I took a class under Sandy Taylor at East Lincoln and I was hooked,” she said. After she graduated and worked in a couple of salons, Swink opened The Hair Masters on N.C.…

Second annual Business Expo on Tuesday

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The second annual Business Expo kicks off Tuesday at 11 a.m., featuring many businesses in the Lincoln County area. “I hope everyone comes out,” said Jack Funk, expo committee chair. “It will be educational and beneficial.” The day-long event will be held at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center and…

Her mother`s love now to be shared with others

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Libby Carpenter remembers her mother, Gladys Carpenter, as a wonderful human being. Carpenter has so much to say, in fact, that it prompted her to write a story about her. The assignment she took on was for the Covenant Writers, an outreach of Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton. “Her love…