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Chamber offers early-bird discount for expo booths

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its sixth annual Business Expo Aug. 26 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Chamber office manager Lisa Wallace said vendors can sign up before this Friday to receive a discount. The early registration fees are $300 for Chamber members and $350…

Tips to avoid traps of scammers

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Local and state authorities are encouraging citizens to take precautions in protecting themselves from becoming victim of scams. In a news release, Sheriff’s Detective Darrell Hutchens said he has already received at least one report of a local resident receiving a call from a person who claimed to be from…

Around Town 7/8/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…

New stores cluster on N.C. 73 at N.C. 16

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For years, the area where the new N.C. 16 converges with N.C. 73 was nothing more than acres of wooded land. Now, its is home to a busy conglomeration of new shopping centers — Catawba Springs Promenade, a Wal-Mart Supercenter and Cottonwood. Lowe’s, the main anchor in Catawba Springs, is…

Around Town 7/6/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

Community Activities

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST BUFFET Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, Lincolnton, will have a breakfast buffet from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. The meal will include sausage, bacon, eggs, grits, rice, gravy, biscuits, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for ages 6 and old, $3 for children ages 3-6 and free to…

Crouse July 4 parade growing

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No one knows how many people will be in Crouse’s Fourth of July parade or what they’ll be riding. What is guaranteed, however, is a good time. “It really is a fun event because there is no organization,” said Debbie Heafner, who helped found the parade 15 years ago. “It’s…

Singer finding success

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A Lincolnton native may become the Carolina Music Awards Female Country Music Artist of the Year. Tammie Davis, who now lives in Winston-Salem, is one of six finalists competing for the honor. She also has an album coming out and a single ready to hit the radio. She will be…

Pet Heaven offers final home for beloved animals

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For many pet owners, their animals are part of the family. “There’s so many people who have pets in their homes,” said Mark Mauney, owner of Pet Heaven Cemetery and Crematory Inc. in Cherryville. “They dress them in clothes. They take them to have their teeth cleaned. They’re like children.”…