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Inventor touts children`s tools

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John Herndon shows off his invention, “Learn to Tie Your Shoes With the E-Z Bunny Kit,” which is featured in stores in Matthews and Charlotte. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo When John Herndon does his mail route in Charlotte, his mind is constantly thinking of new inventions. “When walking I…

Growing Lincoln County — Matherly explains LEDA operations

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A day in the life of Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA), involves many decisions. He went over some of those decisions at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon on Wednesday. Matherly’s main goals include increasing the tax base in Lincoln County and…

Proud to be a businesswoman

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Dr. Pat Higbie speaks to fellow businesswomen Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parrish House. Higbie was the keynote speaker at the event put on to observe National Business Women’s Week. The event was sponsored by the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization of Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Doug Herbert — Race center moves to Lincolnton

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Doug Herbert Performance Center has found its new hub in Lincolnton and is off to a great start. After moving from its Cherryville location in September, the center has more space and is hoping to add more additions. The 100,000 square foot building is three times the size of the…

Ready to frame

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County Commissioner Tom Anderson cuts the ribbon with Lynn Mann of Picture This…Photography and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the studio’s Grand Opening in Denver. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Business In Brief

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Nina Smith of RHA Health Services has recently been named Gastonia Employee of the Year. RHA, which provides community-based supports and services to people that have developmental disabilities and is located in several states, chose Smith as one of 14 employees of the year out of 1900 employees. Smith, who…

Born and bread

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Mayor Bobby Huitt cuts the ribbon with Eric Hernandez of St. Joseph’s Bakery and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the bakery’s Grand Opening in Lincolnton after changing locations. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Lincoln jobless — Rate drops almost 1 point

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.1 percent in July to 6.2 in August. “It’s almost a whole percentage point, that’s great,” said Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission. Morton said the decrease is linked to school starting back up which takes a segment of people out…

Apple farmers looking forward to Denver Days

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Apple Fest vendors will have an opportunity to sell their apples at the Denver Days Festival Oct. 1 and 2. “We have three firm committed apple growers who are really excited that they can do this since the Apple Festival was canceled this year,” said Patsy Black, who is helping…

Bank Opening

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County Commissioner Tom Anderson cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the First Federal Savings Bank in Denver. To left of Anderson are Harvey Jonas, director of First Federal Bank, President Chip Stroup and Branch Manager Brad Shelton. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo…