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Lincoln County Job Fair

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Lincoln County will hold a job fair, “Lincoln County Works,” on July 13 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Betty G. Ross Park Gym. “The job fair will be even more important than last year’s because as the economy improves, there will be a greater need for connecting employers…

Incentive grants for two businesses approved

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Commissioners Monday night approved incentive grants to entice two existing industries into investing millions and deepening their roots in Lincoln County. B.R. Lee Industries, located on N.C. 16 in Denver, plans to invest $10.5 million in a new facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Known as LeeBoy, the company…

Lamp outlet warehouse lighting the way

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It’s lamp heaven. George and Martha Washington lamps made of porcelain. Tiffany-style lamps. Leather lamps with silk shades. Harley-Davidson-looking lamps. Funky, sexy leg lamps with leopard print shoes and a leopard print shade. Radio lamps that people used to put on their TV sets to produce a soft glow as…

“I Do” Bridal now in its own facility

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At the age of 14, Maria Navarro used to read books on formal wear and read bridal magazines. “I used to read them the way people read textbooks,” Navarro said. A year ago, Navarro took a chance and rented out some space on the second floor of the Main Street…

Civic involvement important to business

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INK Restore will recycle used ink cartridges, remanufacture them and refill them, but their ultimate goal is to keep the consumer out of the red ink by providing lower cost products of equal value. The remanufactured cartridges available at INK Restore are around 50 percent cheaper than original cartridges, which…

ESC honors local company

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The Lincoln County Employment Security Commission/JobLink Career Center awarded Robert Bosch Tool Corporation as a recipient of the 2005 ESC Employer award. Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, formerly known as Vermont American, began in Lincoln County in 1960 as the Threadit Division of American Saw & Tool. The company has earned…

Expansion in the works

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Hof Textiles Inc., a supplier to Toyota, Honda, BMW and Mercedes, will expand their industrial park facility in Lincolnton. The $2,700,000 expansion at the Indian Creek Industrial Park will include more machinery and equipment. The company will add a nonwoven production line. “The new expansion will allow us to produce…

Facility recently purchased

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The Keith Corporation has purchased an existing industrial facility in the Indian Creek Industrial Park. The facility, known as the Kawai building, is the Keith Corporation’s first establishment in the industrial park. Many other industries are located in the park including Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Distribution Center, Alpharma USPD and…

Belmont Abby magazine recognized

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BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College’s alumni magazine, “Crossroads,’ has earned high honors for the second year in a row, garnering three Communicator Awards in the 2005 Print Media competition. The college won two Awards of Distinction for its Winter/Spring 2004 issue in the categories of best magazine for an educational…