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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…

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…

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…

Chamber Calendar — Elections forum tops events list

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The 2004 Candidates’ Forum tops the list of coming events for the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber held a press conference Tuesday to go over the events coming up. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Candidates running for…

Business In Brief

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Gaston College’s corporate education program is offering seven free lunch seminars in September and Octoberto offer advice on handling business issues. All seminars are from noon to 1 p.m. on the day scheduled. The “How to Handle Anger” seminar will be held Sept. 30 in Room 126 at the Lincoln…

Tradewinds now offers lunch menu

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Lincoln County now has another lunch alternative. Expanded hours and a lunch menu at Tradewinds have just started last week. “For the two years that we have been here there has always been a request to be open for lunch,” said Matt Gibson, manager. Gibson said they felt the need…

Business In Brief

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Small business Center at Gaston College are sponsoring a seminar Oct. 7 on the topic “Motivating and Training Hourly Workers.” Mike Collins, president of the The Perfect Workday Company will present the workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln…

July county jobless rate fell from June

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate went down for the month of July from a 7.3 in June to a 7.2. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said this decrease was a pleasant surprise. “I guess there are enough people going to work that it offset the recent layoffs…