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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…

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.…

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…

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…