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Lincoln artist carves his own niche out of wood

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Reginald Lanier starts his creations with a simple block of wood. He draws the profile on for a side view and top view, then he cuts it out with a bandsaw. For the final creation he shapes the wood with knives and sandpaper and then uses a wood burner to…

Grand Opening

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Lincoln County Commissioner Tom Anderson cuts the ribbon Nov. 4 with Dr. Nadra, Dr. Tomovich and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the grand openings of Lakeshore Pediatric Center and Shoreline Family Medicine at the East Lincoln Health Pavilion in Denver. Cecil Smith / LTN Photo…

Grand Opening

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Lincoln County Commissioner Tom Andserson cuts the ribbon with America’s Choice owner Rose Cramer and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Cindy Kale / LTN Photo…

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…

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…