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Flower Power — Business is a beautiful arrangement

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Ever since she was a little girl, Ronda Lenex has been decorating. She used to decorate at Christmas and loved how it would transform the whole house. Using everything from silks to fabric to wallpaper, Lenex creates floral arrangements, a talent she has been using for 20 years. She used…

Grand Opening

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County Commissioner James “Buddy” Funderburk cuts the ribbon with employees of Lackey and Whitley Realty Group, 2377 East Hwy. 150 and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Sole provider—Bakery opens doors and heart to Lincolnton

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Getting up at 4 a.m. to start baking is not a chore for DeAnn Parsons. Smells of baking cookies, muffins and dough fill the air of the Lincolnton bakery. She makes everything from scratch every morning in order to offer fresh items for her customers. Northgate Bakery, located across from…

Is this it? — No says grill, IT`S still standing strong

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Rumors that It’s Drive-In Grill is shutting down are false. “I have heard that we have been sold to Pizza Hut and Cracker Barrel,” said owner, Steve Gibson. “We haven’t sold it.” In fact, Gibson said that they are not thinking about shutting down anytime soon. With many of the…

Piedmont Natural Gas to leave Lincolnton

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Piedmont Natural Gas is pulling out of Lincolnton after 39 years of serving the area. An exact date has not been set for the closing of the Sycamore Street location, but it is expected to occur in the middle of 2005. The decision to close was made as part of…

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…