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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…

The five factors of keeping an orderly factory

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Packaging Unlimited, which does packaging services in Lincolnton, is cleaning up its workplace in order to help keep jobs in America. The process is called “5S,” which was developed by the Japanese. It ensures a clean, orderly, safe and productive workplace. The 5S’s stand for: Simplify, Straighten, Scrub, Stabilize and…

The skinny on Fatz

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Lincolnton now has something Hickory and Gastonia do not. Fatz Cafe, which opened this week, is already off to a good start. The new restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere with a wide variety of food on the menu. Featured items include a plate of Calabash chicken tenders, which are hand…

High class flight

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Ever since he was a little boy, Roger Pipkin has always been interested in flying. “All little boys want to fly right?” he asked. Pipkin, who now lives in Huntersville, started training to fly in 1958 and retired from GulfAir, an airline company out of Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf.…

Business luncheon marks appreciation week

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Luncheon guest speaker Lin Mitchell, management communication consultant and instructor at the Duke University School of Medicine, stresses the importance of a positive attitude in solving problems. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Local businesses learned how to achieve a positive attitude at Wednesday’s annual Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon at the…

County unemployment rate up in Feb.

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The unemployment rate in Lincoln County experienced an increase from 7.1 in January to 7.2 in February. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission, said the rise is likely due to the layoffs that occurred at American and Efird plant in December. With the recent announcement of Kawai…

Realtor receives quality service award

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Century 21, Town & Country Realty in Lincolnton was awarded The Quality Service Award for 2003. The award is presented annually to Century 21 members who receive a minimum return rate of 25 percent of their post-transaction client satisfaction surveys between Jan. 1, 2003 and Oct. 31 with a minimum…

Jobless rates rose from December to January

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Unemployment rates in Lincoln County had an increase from 6.2 in December to 7 in January. Judi Morton, manager of Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said the increase at this time of year is fairly normal. “The rise in January is due to the layoffs over the holidays,” she said.…