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Friends are for networking

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It was a lesson in networking for networkers. Denise Ryan of Firestar, a consulting business that offers seminars on the subject, offered the dos and don’ts of attending a networking luncheon even as the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members were holding just such an event Wednesday. It’s much more…

Chamber backs address change

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The up-hill battle to get the post office to update Denver area addresses got a boost this week from the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The Board of Directors of that organization, made up of more than 500 members, adopted a resolution calling for postal officials to clarify mailing addresses…

Work quality, safety suggestions a `ten`

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Rodney Robbins says his top priority is safety. Robbins’ list of “Top Ten Safety Tips” for a company is his way of giving back to the community. “I like things to run well and systems that work,” he said. “I want to share this with others.” Robbins is the quality…

Lincoln County job claims rose in June

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Unemployment rates in Lincoln County took a jump upwards due to all the recent layoffs. June’s data rose from a 6.4 percent in May to 7.3 percent in June. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission, said the increase was inevitable. “The recent layoffs at Null Industries in…

Plant celebrates with safety dance

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The basement at Delta Apparel in Maiden came alive Wednesday night with dancing, smiles and laughter. The textile plant held their annual safety celebration to recognize 17 years that there has not been a medical accident in which an employee left the facility for treatment. This year also marks three…

Stressed Lives — Service assists disabled or disgruntled

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Feeling rushed? In a recent study by Juggling Work and Family produced by Hedrick Smith, roughly one-third of Americans stated they are always rushed and twice as many are sometimes rushed. Time stress is a huge problem for Americans, with reasons ranging from a busy career, family life and social…

Job fair to present county employers

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For the first time in three years, Lincoln County is having a job fair open to the public. On Wednesday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., employers will gather at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 South Aspen Street, for “Lincoln County Works.” There will be roughly…

Asian cuisine menu grows in Lincolnton

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Construction is starting to take place on Aspen Street. It will be home to Sakura Japanese Restaurant in November. A 3,500 square foot building will be constructed and will be located across from North Center Shopping Center. Lloyd Trotter who is in charge of the project, is excited about the…

Lincolnton dental practices to have high profiles in Denver

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DENVER —A new professional office building now under construction in the Denver area will spotlight some dental professionals from Lincolnton. WestShore Properties’ new professional building is a 22,000-square-foot state-of-the-art office complex representing an investment that is likely to reach $3 million at the Waterside Crossing complex beside First Citizens Bank.…

Ned’s makes shift into thrift gear

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CDs. Movies. Furniture. Walking through Ned’s Treasure Chest in Lincolnton, shoppers can find almost anything for a reasonable price. The thrift shop, located on N.C. 150, is run by Ramona Trippy and her son, Ned Miller. “We have everything from A to Z,” Trippy said. Mother and son have been…