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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…

Tire retailer chain rolls into Denver

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Discount Tire, the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer, has opened in Denver. The national company sells and installs tires by brands such as Goodyear, Michelin and Bridgestone. Also, the company offers free repairs on flat tires and free tire rotations. Discount Tire Company has more than 725 stores…

Aldi finishes work on Denver store

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A grocery store that markets itself based on a low-price image is coming to Denver, said Aldi spokeswoman Martha Swaney. Aldi, a discount grocery chain, offers fresh meat and produce, frozen foods, dairy products, baked and canned goods and paper products. Stores carry about 1,400 regularly stocked items. According to…

Coffeehouse takes concept to Denver

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Coffee lovers have a new place to grab a cup of joe. Charles and Diane Eldridge opened The Coffeehouse at Denver in the Catawba Springs Promenade shopping center last month. They opened their first coffee shop, The Coffehouse at Mountain Island in northwestern Charlotte, two years ago. For years, the…

Presented to society

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Academy graduates

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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…

Postman celebrates a million miles

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When Rural Carrier Lester Eaker Jr. started at the Iron Station Post Office 30 years ago, he was “carrying” on a family tradition. Lester Sr. was a rural carrier at the time, working in the Lincolnton Post Office. The father recently witnessed his son achieve a milestone that few carriers…

Students save tabs, help children

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100 years

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