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Meyers makes scenic art masterpiece

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More than 40 paintings fill one of the rooms in Louise Meyers’ house. Seagulls taking flight off a Florida coastline. A layer of white snow and a calming setting. A large overflowing waterfall. Meyers said it’s hereditary. Her grandfather was an artist and built two churches in Ukraine. She got…

Cleanwell taking steps to improve service

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Cleanwell Sanitation may be cleaning up its act. Numerous complaints against the Stanley trash company have been filed with the Better Business Bureau of the Southern Piedmont in the last year, making them a company with an unsatisfactory rating. Some of the issues have included creditor billing issues, delivery problems…

Benfield takes pride in still-life art

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Mark Benfield takes a woman’s powder brush and smoothes down the feathers on some of the wild birds he has in his workshop. He points out where the feathers are noticeably darker. He said using women’s mascara makes the feathers stand out more. Benfield of Lincolnton has been running a…

Business rate up slightly in December

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate for the month of December went up from a 5.6 in November to a 5.8. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said she is relieved that the rate did not go up more than it did. “I think that because there was a…

Former hobbyist makes racing his life

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Jim Long considers racing to be his work and hobby all entwined into one. Long has been involved in the racing industry for 21 years. He has been with Hendrix Motorsports in Harrisburg since 1995 and has been crew chief for four. He heads up a group of 31 people…

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Denver rotary club to host art auction

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The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary is sponsoring another art auction on Feb. 17. The “Fall in Love With Art and More Auction,” is promising to offer a variety of roughly 250 different types of art, including sports memorabilia, sculptures, artist jewelry and Disney pieces as well as the usual brand name…

Alltel opens new store in Fatz shopping center

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Alltel of Lincolnton, formerly located next to the Chamber of Commerce office, has opened a new retail store at 1428 East Main St., next to Fatz Restaurant. A grand opening will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Customers will be able to register to win several prizes. “Alltel…

A change of scenery — Celebrity hairdresser settles in Lincolnton

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Jackie Schenck knows hair. Actually that is probably an understatement. The 32-year-old stylist, who’s worked on the hair of several celebrities, recently moved from Las Vegas to Lincolnton. She has sculpted the locks of Belinda Carlisle, members of N’Sync and Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders. She’s done work for fashion…