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SERVPRO announces hitting $1B revenue mark

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A Lincoln County business says its franchise system experienced solid growth in 2009, despite the economic turmoil and deep recession. SERVPRO of Lincoln/N. Gaston Counties hit the $1 billion revenue mark for the first time in its 40-year history. The company is part of the nationwide system of more than…

Police give description of man wanted in holdup

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Authorities are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Lincolnton convenience store at gunpoint. Around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27, a man entered the Kingsway #18, located at 1316 N. Aspen St., and demanded money from the register, Police Detective C.M. McGinley said. After seeing a semi-automatic handgun, the…

Cherryville man charged with touching young girl

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A Cherryville man was arrested last week after police said he inappropriately touched a young girl in a grocery store parking lot. Jason Michael Wells, 32, was arrested Friday in connection with a Jan. 12 incident at the Food Lion, Cherryville Police Lt. Mike Allred said. Police say that Wells…

Gates Auction and Realty expands into East Lincoln

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While some real estate offices are shutting down, Robert Gates’ business continues to grow. Gates, co-owner of Gates Auction and Realty in Lincolnton, a franchise of United Country Real Estate, has opened a second office, United Country — Lake Norman Real Estate, in Denver. Gates said his company has experienced…

Meeting to plan Denver decor for holidays

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A community meeting to discuss Christmas decorations for Denver will take place Monday. Terry Brotherton, Jerry Dellinger and Ray Cloninger are organizing the meeting, which will discuss the possibility of decorating Denver for Christmas next year. But before any plans can be made, Brotherton, Dellinger and Cloninger want to see…

Snow day in Denver

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Adult dodgeball comes to Denver

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Keith Sherrill and Lindsay Ross wanted to offer a different sport for adults at East Lincoln Community Center. The two Lincoln County Parks and Recreation employees stumbled across dodgeball, typically played in elementary school. “Out west, this dodgeball stuff is off the freaking hook,” said Sherrill, facility coordinator. “They have…

Around Town 2/3/2010

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SCHOLARSHIP The Lincoln County Farmer Terracing Scholarship is available to all high school seniors in Lincoln County. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors and at the Extension Office. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 1. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8450. RELAY…

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